Showtime 1955 Chevy Gasser

1955 Chevy Gasser – The “Showtime 55” started with a good-condition ’55 Chevy Belair and has been transformed into a race-bred homage to the 1960’s
Gasser era. The front clip was done in house, based on an old drag car, “Master Blaster”, beefed up for today’s standards. The body was in good shape and just needed a few pieces replaced and smoothed. A custom pullmax die was made to shape the rear wheel arches. The reverse-tilt front-end was molded in the same form as the early fiberglass front ends.   The outside is dripping in 60’s custom paint and graphics painted by Tuki. The roof pays homage to the owner’s grandfather who had a drag racing boat that was painted similarly. This car isn’t just show, it has the performance to back it up! It’s powered by a 500hp SBC with 6×2 Stromberg carburetors on an old 6×2 Edelbrock intake manifold. A few modern touches were the Tremec TKO 5 Speed Trans and the New (chrome) 9″ rear end. Real Halibrand wheels with some Towel City slicks out back and Caltracs help put that rubber down