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1955 CHEVY Drag, Pro Street California Car Titled 427 BBC 4 Speed Hot Rod Gasser

Sale price: $26,999.00 make an offer

Seller's notes: "Lots of California Racing History"

Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Year:
1955
Mileage:
100,000
Engine:
431 BBC Aluminum Heads
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1955 CHEVY Drag, Pro Street California Car Titled 427 BBC 4 Speed Hot Rod Gasser for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car(2.05) based on 681 votes

It will be hard to put a 58 year history of this ole 55 down in enough words to inform a new buyer. and not so many words this turns into a novel. But I'll give it a shot.

 

This 55 was bought new in Burbank. CA by Binko's sister in 56 and driven as a daily driver until Mar. 1965 when it was sold to a Man name Binko by his sister. whose name I do not know.

 

He said he raced the car the very next weekend. and this is basically where this story begins. This car originally came with a six cylinder engine and a three speed transmission. Within a few months the car was converted to a SBC and Binko started campaigning it almost every weekend. During its history it has been run all over Ca. span >  Irwindale. Lions. Bakersfield Famoso. Barona Etc. span >  In 68 a BBC was installed and at that point the car started running 12:20s for the next two years until Mr. Binko got drafted and headed off to Vietnam until 1972. The car was put on moth balls until 1974 Binko struck a deal with legendary Karl Orr. for some sponsorship bucks. and that is when Frank from ACR Race cars back halved this car. using some of the original parts from the Fuel Altered “The Ground Shaker” that Binko and Frank had bought for parts in 1973 after it had been crashed. The fuel tank in this car was built by Don Fee a Top Fuel driver from the 1950s the T&M Engineering Roger Beck fuel cap is also from “The Ground Shaker”. The PIC of the 55 coming out of the garage is at Frank's home shop taken around 1976.

 

It's worth mentioning that the entire roll cage and back half of the chassis on this 55 is TIG welded. and the workmanship is fantastic. Frank and ACR must have been a pretty big deal at that time to even have a TIG welder since TIG welders were enormous and hugely expensive at the time. and mainly only found in the aircraft industry.   The car was re-completed in 1978 and began racing it again. then with the addition of fiberglass doors. trunk lid and bumpers in 1981 the 55 was running in the 10:0s and was raced hard until 91 when the engine got a major overhaul and a Jerico was put in. at that point the car went into the low to mid 9 sec quarter mile times and was raced in Super Pro until it was sold in 2002. At that time the engine was re-freshened and the Jerico was pulled. The Jerico was replaced with a All aluminum crash box style gearbox. which were an Aluminum Copy of the Chrysler Super bird Hemi car trans. I believe they were built by the man who ultimately became Liberty Gear. It's rumored that only 10 or 12 were built and this car has 1 of them.

 

So that's pretty much it for the history. I have many vintage photos. documentation along with emails to the second owner. who I also have contact info for which is important because he is the one who got it from Binko. which has its own cool story and he is also the one who re-cut the rear fender wells. so for the sake of history he is an important part of this cars story. and all that info will be passed to the next owner.

 

Specifics about the car:

 

The engine is a 427BBC Chevy it has been bored . 060 over making it a 431CID which is very popular amongst engine builders for harmonic purposes on anything that spins over 7500 rpm. The pistons are hand formed by Vanolia. ED Pink connecting rods. lightened balance GM Steel crank. GM Aluminum 140 Heads with extensive flow work done by Ollie Hellert. 13:1 compression ratio Aluminum raised port intake. 1050 Dominator. Ignition is a Accell Dual point. The oil pump and pan were also recently replaced with a Milodon pan windage tray and high volume pump all specifically matched to this application. The clutch is a light weight McCleod along with their light weight racing flywheel for 427s and is encased in a two piece steel SPFI rated Can. Radiator is OEM and works great with the electric water pump and fan.   Narrowed PRO built Dyna 60 with Summers Axles and Spool. I believe the gears are currently 488s. Rear wheels are early Centerlines that have been trued the tires are M/T 15X14- 32s The rear wheels have 1” spacers behind them so you could go with a wider wheel and tire if you wanted. I may be able to put you into touch with a set of Halibrand 16X14 Magnesium Large window rear wheels for additional cost if you are interested. Fronts are new M/T Cast mock Spindle mounts with new M/T tires. All brakes are OEM but fresh. and the front has a line lock. Interior is your basic light weight racer. It has the OEM dash race seats Simson belts and the back half is all aluminum with ¼ turn fasteners. The workmanship and fitment is very nice.

 

 Although the engine requires racing gas and is a handful on the street. I have driven it to a few car shows and buddies houses. And it has never over heated. All lights and brake lights work as they should.   The 3” Flowmaster mufflers are very low on this car and should be raised and there is a scratch and chip in the paint on the passenger door and rocker where it touched the inside fender of my enclosed trailer. The paint is nice but it shows its age from being a track car. The blue window tinting film is only on the side windows which are Lexan and can be removed if you wanted.

 

This is a great California original black plate rust free car. it's a blast to drive or run at the strip. I've never owned a car that pulls so hard on the street. I hold a clear title in hand.   You may contact me if you like. 616--218–6454

 

Here are a few Youtube videos one is on an active airstrip and I was not allowed to run over 60mph so it looks a little slow. the other is on the street. I will be happy to send serious parties additional pictures. info etc if requested. The licence plate on the back Im going to keep.

 

 

http://www. youtube. com/watch?v=dOO38A9o0dk&feature=c4-overview&list=UUzE4-rLjwUh-xiUYDY7oc0w

 

http://www. youtube. com/watch?v=dOO38A9o0dk&feature=c4-overview&list=UUzE4-rLjwUh-xiUYDY7oc0w

 

 

Your non refundable deposit of $500. thru Paypal will secure the car after your winning bid for 7days. I realize it is winter to if you need a little extra time to arrange shipment or pick up I will be happy to help. I will also assit your carrier if needed. Prefer cash on pick up. ire or certified funds that clear my bank before the car is shipped or picked up. The reserve is very low for a clean straight California car.

 

 

Feel free to ask questions. No Deadbeat Hyenas.   International buyers are always welcome. NO zero feedback bidder's with-out prior dialog. I've been burned to many times.

 

Please NOTE all of the items I sell on eBay are considered to be antiques. They are not new. and are sold as is. and carry NO warranty.

 

Please read the item description. I work really hard to tell it like it is. so we are both happy with our eBay experience.  

Every attempt has been made to describe them accurately and thoroughly without boring my audience.

I am NOT considered to be an expert on this item. so please feel free to ask questions before you bid. I will do my best to answer all questions. eBay's shipping calculator is for reference only. it is not the gospel. If you see a shipping price that looks unreasonable please feel free to contact me. I charge actual shipping and crating cost. what it cost me is what you pay.

 

I have experience with shipping larger heavy items with good success. but it takes time to prepare them so please be patient. I am always willing to build a wooden shipping crate/container to help your item avoid damages. but please note this option takes extra time and is NOT free of charge.   Overseas buyers are always welcome but are required to pay using PayPal or Wire Transfer. and higher shipping rates will naturally apply. All items must be paid for in full within 7 days from auction end date. Items left at our location over

30 days will be relisted regardless of payment/deposit. which you forfeit unless prior written signed. arrangements have been made. NO Exceptions. Sorry I have to add this but my space is very limited and my storage privileges' have been abused on several occasions hence the rules/contract.

 

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Comments and questions to the seller:

from KEN PHILLIPS JR, dated 21 march 2021
MARCH 21, 2021
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THE CAR IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR SALE
THANK YOU !
KEN


from sam, dated 08 january 2020
is it or sale ?

from george parkes, dated 15 august 2019
always though this was a cool car
what ever happen to it

love those 55


from Gina Larsen, dated 19 august 2018
I used to be Guy Binko's girlfriend in the late 70's and early 80's. We raced several races with this 55. What an awesome car. Much fun then, much fun now. Amazing racer!!

from Jim Rosin, dated 18 may 2018
Just wanted you to know outstanding story on your 55 Great looking if I didn't already have a 55 Custom I'ld jump at yours, I've had 55's for over 54 years, your not going to have any trouble getting your price. Good Luck, GREAT CAR Jim

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