I owned a '55 Chevy hardtop back in '67.
It had a 348 tri power engine.
The transmission was a truck tranny which had overdrive.
I ended up selling it for $195 in the Summer of '68 when I was home on leave. Typical service guy...broke.
I always wanted to build another '55 Chevy but wanted it to be something 'out of the box'
I reverted back to my old '55 and decided on a W motor.
Jim Evans, the guy who built my 427, had one laying around.
I purchased it, brought it home and sat on it for a year.
The project started in earnest when I sold my '70 Nova.
It took 7 months to build the motor.
I deferred to Jim and put the best parts possible in it.
Dyno results told the story......coming in at 647 hp and 602 lbs tq.
I found the body in lower Michigan from a guy who does nothing but '55 Chevys.
This was his personal car for 10 years and he turned his attention to do a straight axle car.
This car has 48,000 original miles on it and retains all it's original sheet metal!
I feel pretty damn lucky I was able to check this project off my bucket list.
409 bored and stroked to 476 ci
Dynoed at 635 hp & 602 lbs. tq.
Currie 9 Inch
Tremec TKO 600
4 Wheel disc
California seamless frame
All original California
sheet metal with Nomad
Custom Dark Charcoal Grey