Classic Car Marketing, Inc. Southern Californias premier marketing company is pleased to introduce this new listing offered for sale by one of our clients.
Hang on to your hats cause this is not just any old 1957 Chevy, this famous Gasser will blow your socks off. As a boy, our client watched his father build some pretty amazing cars. His father purchased this car many years ago with the intent of building a show stopping Gasser, but sadly, he passed away before he even got started. Wanting to build a tribute to his Dad, our client contacted SoCal Speed shop and longtime friend, Jimmy Shine to help with the build.
Jimmy customized the stock frame, and he also added a 2x4 tubular frontend plus a custom transmission crossmember. An original ''32 non-dropped axle was drilled. Original ''40 Ford spindles were used along with transverse leaves, Pete & Jake''s front shocks, SO-CAL hairpins on custom mounts, and a custom-built Panhard bar to improve handling. The Ford 9-inch houses 4.88:1 gears with limited slip. Rear suspension includes traction bars, and factory coil overs. The rear leaves were swapped left to right and hung inside the frame.
John Beck at Pro Machine in Chico, California, gave the full hot rod treatment to the 27 small-block, fed by six Holley two-barrel carburetors with handmade stacks sticking through the hood. Power is supplied by a balanced and blueprinted 64 327 that was bored and stroked to 336 ci and the mouse motor was rebuilt with 10.5:1 KB pistons, high performance camel-hump heads, and a Comp Cams camshaft. The combination makes 406 hp. Jimmy Shine built the stacks and progressive linkage for the six Holley 2110 carbs, mounted on an Edelbrock X-1 cross-ram manifold, and the headers, which direct gases to Hushpower Flowmaster mufflers. The small-block is linked to a Hurst-shifted Muncie m21 transmission, using a Centerforce clutch.
The sheetmetal was in good shape at the beginning of the build, and was cut and channeled over the frame. The grille and front bumper are gone, but the rear bumper, distinctive 150 side trim, and most of the rest of the chrome trim are intact. Abe Rodriguez at Abe''s Custom Paint in Riverside, California, layed on the cobalt blue, and Dennis Ricklefs applied the lettering, as well as the pinstriping on the decklid. "Bob Haas Chevrolet" on the rear panels was homage to his dad. "Callahan & Mackenzie," on the doors, are the names of his son and daughter.
The legendary Ron Mangus in Rialto, California, finished the inside adding Dodge seats with a full bench in the rear, all covered with white tuck ''n'' roll. The stock dash includes Stewart Warner gauges with a Sun "football" tach mounted on top.
Wheels and tires are Mickey Thompson 8.20-15 cheater slicks mounted on American Racing Standards, which were produced in the ''60s. These limited number polished aluminum four spokes are smoking rare rims. Jimmy Shine modified the wheels and custom spring mounts in order to center the slicks in the wheel wells. The front 10 spokes are aluminum E-T gassers with a five-lug bolt pattern, rolling on 5.60-15 Pro-Trac tires.
This Gasser has it all and then some and is one of the nicest we have ever seen. Offered at $132,500 OBO. For more information please visit our website at www.classiccarmarketing.net or call us at 619-972-7073. Inspections are encouraged before any purchase, of any vehicle, anywhere.