"Killer" wears its original paint from 1971. Photos:eBay
Today we venture back to a time when life was much simpler and the cars were all steel, American built muscle. Through the 1960’s there was a flourish of awesome cars being built for track duty with the likes of Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins leading the way for race fans to be just like him. Just as you would think a majority of the cars from that era have been destroyed or rusted away in a field, once in a while we are lucky enough to find a survivor and that is exactly what we have for our fans today.
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We have come across this super cool 1955 Chevrolet that has been given the name “Killer”. I am not sure where the name came from but it may be from its wicked stance and fenderwell headers coming out from beneath the body. As with any car its value increases when you have documentation and there is plenty of history along with this 1955 Chevy. It was originally transformed into a race car in the late 1960’s and was campaigned in the southwest. Most notably it competed in the 1969 NHRA Texas Spring Nationals while owned by Gerald Caddy of New Mexico.
“Killer” found its way to the east coast through several sales of the car but all have been well documented. Which all led to the last time it was raced at Maple Grove Raceway and parked until recently it was purchased by a new owner. The engine is the original piece that was used it the 60’s. A large journal 327 with a steel crank was used along with 14.87:1 compression pistons. Factory cylinder heads were ported and exstensively modified for the 2.05/1.60 valve combination. What gasser would be complete without a Hilborn Injection and magneto? So here is your opportunity to grab that 4-speed shifter and bang some gears down memory lane.