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1954 Chevrolet 150 Special, 210 DeLuxe, and Delray

1953 Chevrolet Two-Ten Sedan
The 1954 Chevrolet 210 sedan remained
Chevy's best-selling mid-level car.

The 1954 Chevrolet 150 Special, 1954 Chevrolet 210 DeLuxe and 1954 Chevrolet Delray all featured modest touch-ups that gave them a slightly sharper edge, with revised styling at both the front and rear.

New bumpers extended farther around the fenders, taillights wore surrounding brightwork, and a reworked vertical-tooth grille flared neatly into oval parking lights, below fluted headlight rings. The 210 series shrunk considerably, losing its hardtop coupe and convertible but adding a Del Ray club coupe.

Both the 150 and 210 lineups included six-passenger Handyman station wagons.

A new Blue Flame 125 engine went into Powerglide-equipped cars, delivering 125 horsepower -- 10 more than before. The manual-shift's engine got a boost to 115 horses. A new muffler, said the sales brochure, "hushes engine sounds to a whisper." Powerglide could now be installed on any model, including the low-budget 150 series.

Fresh vinyl and fabric interiors harmonized with new "fashion fiesta" body colors. Green-tinted E-Z-Eye glass was optional on all Chevys. Electric-powered front-window and front-seat controls were optional on 210s and Bel Airs, for $86 each. Power steering cost only $135 this year. Newly available power brakes brought just $38, but "zippy thrifty" Powerglide still added $178 to the tariff.

1954 Chevrolet Two-Ten Club Coupe advertisement
1954's Chevrolet 210 Club Coupe
was a "sport model" with whitewall tires.

1954 Chevrolet 150 Special, 210 DeLuxe, and Delray Facts

Model

Weight range (lbs.)

Price range (new)

Number built

150 Special

3,145-3,455

$1,539-$2,020

129,459

210 DeLuxe

3,185-3,470

$1,717-$2,13

524,222


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