1953 Chevrolet 210 2 door sedan 235 inline six
Rusty, not trusty, but still awesome
Second gear had chipped teeth.
No gas tank.
Missing water pump.
No floor boards and loads of rust.
No side windows.
Oil pan rotted out.
The car was sitting out in a cow pasture for decades. Decades of cows leaning on the car had dented up. There was no water pump for some reason. The radiator leaked badly and there was a mouse nest inside of it. It was pretty well thrashed when I got it. The car had not been started since 1971.
I got it going after robbing some parts of my blown up dump truck. Brake parts were rigged off of various vehicles laying around. A computer case fixed the floor, and a tarp covered the bare springs on the seat.
The old Chevy was not very reliable. It tended to overheat on trips of more than 5 miles, and had constant oil leaks from the rusted out oil pan. The pan had many random bolts and screws in it before I quit driving it.
It needed a ton of work, so I sold it to some guy who wanted to turn it into a street rod.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th February, 2012