The 1955 Chevy Gasser is a classic car that has been modified for drag racing. Its distinct features include a high front suspension, a chopped roofline, and a beefed-up engine. The term “Gasser” comes from the fact that these cars were typically run on gasoline, rather than alcohol or nitromethane like modern drag racers.
Some popular modifications that were made to the 1955 Chevy Gasser include a straight front axle, fiberglass front fenders and hood, and a roll cage for safety. The original engine was often swapped out for a larger V8, and headers and open exhaust systems were added for increased performance.
The 1955 Chevy Gasser was popularized in the 1960s and 1970s by drag racers like Stone, Woods and Cook, and the iconic Willys Gasser. Today, many car enthusiasts still enjoy restoring and racing these classic cars.