Black Flamed 55 Chevy custom
Hot rod, street rod, rat rod, ratrod gasser custom, classic, vintage coupe.
Up for auction is a 1955 Chevy Bel Air coupe 4-door hot rod/rat rod named “flamethrower.” This car has been in multiple hot rod and street rod magazines, and has been in at least four movies, including “Confessions of a hotroddin’, pinstripin’, kustomizin’ teenage icon”
“Tales of the Rat Fink.” In that film, jay leno plays the voice of “flamethrower” while the car is being hand painted with wicked flames and pinstripes by a famous California car designer.
This car has all brand new running gear, just installed, including a new radiator, new Chevy 350 V8 engine with Edelbrock intake, Edelbrock four barrel carburetor, chrome oil pan, alternator, air cleaner and valve covers, new turbo 350 transmission, new drive shaft and differential. It also has twice pipes on the sides that throw flames out the exhaust when a switch is turned on inside the car. The engine and trans were just rebuilt and installed about 300 miles ago, so it is still in the break-in phase and runs perfect and strong!
This car also has brand new brakes and period correct radial whitewall tires. The door handles are shaved off, and there is an electric button under the front grill to open the driver’s side door.