Arizona

18-19 January 2018

Offered from a Private Collection

1953 Chevrolet 210 Deluxe Two-Door Sedan

  • Chassis no. B53N158908

Without Reserve


  • Offered from a private collection
  • Three owners from new; largely original and unrestored
  • Wonderful original documentation and history
  • An ideal “family classic” to use, share, and enjoy


This 1953 Chevrolet was purchased new from Wigton-Bailey, Inc., of New Lexington, Ohio, by Evelyn E. Singer of Linton, Indiana, who paid $1,847.41. Original registrations and inspection certificates indicate that Ms. Singer maintained the Chevrolet until the late 1970s, when it was acquired by Tom and Helen Higgins of Jasonville, Indiana.

As recounted by his collection’s longtime manager, the current owner used an identical 210 Deluxe two-door sedan to move his family from West Virginia to California, decades ago. After finding considerable business success on the West Coast, the owner never forgot the humble Chevy. One day, while driving on a business trip, he saw Mr. Higgins drive past him in this car, identical to that of his memories – and wasted no time turning around, giving chase, and eventually catching up with the Chevrolet and, on the roadside, convincing its owner to sell!

The car has remained in the collection since, with its third owners, and aside from one repaint in its original color scheme, is unrestored and very well preserved inside, outside, and underneath. Its factory cloth interior is quite attractive and in fine condition, down to the cloth windlacing in the doors; the original Safety Plate glass remains in the windows. Befitting its everyman status, it is a low-option automobile, with only a heater, dashboard clock, and fog lights; the transmission is the standard three-speed and there are no power accessories.

Accompanied by its original sales paperwork to Ms. Singer, registrations from its first and second owners, and original brochures and a service manual, this is a charming old 210 Deluxe that will delight its next owner as it has the first three. As a bonus, they will be able to add it to their collection without chasing it down on the freeway.

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

Alexander Weaver

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California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

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Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

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David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

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Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

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Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

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Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

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California, United States

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United Kingdom

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As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

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United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

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United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

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Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

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Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

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United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more