When Is A ’57 Fuelie Not Really A Fuelie? When It’s A GM Test Car

Sometimes, you can find very cool things on the Internet. Since we’re all car guys, it stands to reason our cool factor is triggered when it comes to something about a hot rod. But things really get interesting when that reportedly factory-upgraded hot rod was not intended to be a hot rod.

Our friends at Danchuk Manufacturing posted an article on its blog about a ’57 Chevy that is up for auction and might even be more than it seems. According to the blog post, “this ‘57 Chevy was born with a four-barrel carburetor which was replaced with an experimental 1958 Chevy fuel injection unit.” While that might not seem overly surprising, the next statement should pique your interest. “If what the current owners, the Beneventi Family of Iowa, say is true — and we think that it probably is — this car was a factory GM test car in Phoenix, Arizona. GM was testing a 1958 fuel injection unit and had it installed on this car.”

How cool would it be to own what could arguably be considered a GM “test car”? While we’re not confirming the validity of the car’s lineage, we do acknowledge the cool factor of what is a possible factory-upgraded hot rod. You can read more about this one-off wonder by clicking here to read the blog.

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Randy Bolig

Randy Bolig has been working on cars and has been involved in the hobby ever since he bought his first car when he was only 14 years old. His passion for performance got him noticed by many locals, and he began helping them modify their vehicles.
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