What do you do with a crusty old car that you just dug out of a barn? Well, you could build a Gasser. That’s what the seller of this ’55 Chevy did. Supposedly it was parked in a barn since 1974 and only has 43k miles on the clock. It has some rust and the engine was shot, so the new owner took the unconventional route and built this. It might not be the best use for a rusty tri-five, but it’s certainly not the worst either. Take a look and let us know what you think. It’s located in Mahopac, New York and is listed here on eBay.
The interior is claimed to be original and the ratty bench seat makes me think it might just be. The floor shift, tach, and auxiliary gauges appear to be the only additions inside.
But, checkout what’s under the hood! It’s a 383 stroker with a bid four-barrel carb and headers. The power is fed through a Muncie M-21 4-speed tranny and 4:10 Posi rear end.
That’s not all though. The suspension has been reworked with ladder bars in the back and a straight axle up front. I even spotted front disc brakes under there!
This thing looks like a whole lot of fun! I’m not so sure about the gold metal flake clear coat over patina look, but I bet it’s actually really cool in person. This thing has some nice custom touches and really has that vintage Gasser look. It would be a blast to take to local car shows and the drag strip next summer!