The Paint: Jet Black, Very high quality Base/coat, Clear/coat
The Engine: 502 CID second generation built to 550-600 horsepower, Weiand tunnel ram, dual-quad, twin Holley carburetors, 292 Hydraulic cam, MSD Pro-Billet distributor (electronic ignition), Nostalgic M/T finned aluminum valve covers, Aluminum radiator, fender-well headers. Very strong engine.
The Transmission: Borg-Warner Super T-10 manual 4 speed, with Hurst Competition Plus shifter, Vintage White shift ball. Nice operating heavy duty clutch
The Differential: Ford 9” nodular case with 4:11 gear ratio, traction Lock. Dutchman 31 spline axles
The Suspension: Front: Speedway straight axle, All new components utilized throughout the build, correct geometry set up for the front suspension
Rear: Heavy duty coil over shock, Art Morrison Panhard bar and adjustable ladder bars. All poly-urethane bushings.
The Interior: Black vinyl professionally created diamond tuck nostalgic interior, to include the original front bench, matching door panels, Belair chrome ceiling bows and courtesy lights.
Vintage steering wheel
Belair style dash with trim, and fully operating gauges.
Vintage '60's style Stuart-Warner “Greenline” accessory gauges
Restored Vintage Sun Tach
All steel hood
“Grumpy” style hood scoop, patterned after the “Two-Lane Blacktop” car
Belair door flappers
Electric fuel pump
All glass is excellent
Dual exhaust with removable exhaust cut-outs
Polished Weld brand slotted 15” wheels with BFG Radial T/A's on the front
Micky Thompson Sportsman 31 X 18 on rear
This completely professionally built '55 Gasser, will certainly push all the right buttons for a Gasser fan!
Only the finest components were used to build this '60's nostalgic Gasser that is an absolute blast to drive. The black paint is absolutely beautiful, cut and polished to a deep mirror shine that my wife calls
the glamor shot of the “Two-Lane Blacktop” car.
If you're not familiar with the movie “Two-Lane Blacktop” was a 1971 film featuring James Taylor (the singer), and Dennis Wilson (of the Beach Boys) racing for money, and racing a 1970 GTO Judge driven by Warren Oats across the country. Lots of cool motor-head scenes...Check it out!
Aside from the beautiful paint, the 502 engine starts right up and runs so well with that “cammie” sound we all love. The engine is very strong, and has never been raced. I know, I know, it has such an ominous look that you figure it must have been raced, but no, strictly driven on the road its entire 1,614 miles.
The Super T-10 transmission is strong as well, and shifts perfectly, the 9” Ford with nodular iron case is very strong as well.
Make no mistake, this is a beautiful, powerful '55 Gasser, but additionally, this particular Gasser drives very nice, and true down the road. The brakes work great, and even though the vintage steering wheel isn't of the 18” diameter variety, this Chevy is pretty easy to drive.
The frame has been boxed, and all of the suspension components are of a very fine top quality. This wasn't some “backyard” build. This is a professionally built Nostalgic Gasser '55 Chevy that will thrill, and impress even the most discerning hot rodder. High quality throughout!