1955 Chevrolet 210 Coupe Dragster
Chassis no. B55B197703
The 1955 Chevrolet has been called the "Hot One" for a number of reasons, no doubt due to Chevrolet's new small-block V-8 that also was introduced the very same year. Gone was the fuddy-duddy car for librarians and Middle America, replaced by a healthy dose of influences from Italian coachbuilders and GM's own Cadillac.
Bel Air continued to be the top trim level. At the bottom continued the 150, and the 210 was situated in the middle with a bit more trim and a few more luxuries (cigar lighter, anyone?).
This pink and white 210 two-door sedan has been part a prominent Texas collection since 2005. Motivation comes from a Turbo-Hydramatic-shifted 350-cid V-8 putting out approximately one horsepower per cubic inch. The battery has been relocated to the trunk, right by the racing fuel tank. Inside, a tachometer is mounted on top of the custom-built dashboard. Electric fuel pump, traction bars, custom radiator and grille, Hilborn injection system, and cheater slicks are but some of the features of this drag racer. Some missing features are the hood and bumpers, but it's likely you'll agree they add to the look.