Through the mufflers and on street tires, the documented, original, and surviving Two-Lane Blacktop '55 Chevy makes an exhibition pass at Tulsa International Raceway in 2009. This is not a clone, but the actual car used by James Taylor and Dennis Wilson to film scenes inside the Chevy for Two-Lane Blacktop. Sold by the studio not long after the movie was completed, it disappeared into private hands and obscurity until found in Canada, purchased by Walt Bailey, and restored to its original movie appearance by Walt Bailey and Richard Ruth. Ruth issued a certificate of authenticity on this car. The movie's director Monte Hellman enlisted it for use in the Criterion DVD release of Two-Lane Blacktop. James Taylor was reunited with the Chevy in 2009 and after looking the car over top to bottom remarked that it looked just like it did when he last drove it in 1970.
480HP 55 chevy gasser 2
puting the 55 chevy gasser up at the shop..yes it has mufflers..its not
open headers!! its a 383 ported and polished.. msd... fenderwell headers
with dinomax race mufflers...3 speed with trans break...dana 44 rear end
with 4:10 gears (was 6:10's) high rise intake from the 60's with 2 holly
four's..high lift cam..around 450hp
American Graffiti 55 Chevrolet Falfa's 55 THE REAL DEAL!
This is how the car looks today. This is the 55 Chevy that was used in
both movies..... American Graffiti and Two Lane Blacktop.
It was torn apart in the eighties and had lots of changes done by order of
its new owner....... Was made to carry the whole family...... work done by
Gary Charnock of Elkridge. MD..... so we know the REAL DEAL from the day it
was bought to the way it looks today!!
Fortunately the car retains 90% of its original parts on the car or in
boxes etc...... Body, Frame, Front-End etc are original to the car as well.
Restoration Talks Are Back On Again, So I Thought I'd Put This Video
Back Up On Youtube for Graffiti Lovers to see.
Car is owned by Denny Moran and Wayne Newsome. The car is driven, shown
and raced mainly by The Wolfman Baldoni & the Astros Car Club in Baltimore.
This car will still pull down a quick quarter mile times and can
often be seen banging gears around town! The car Lurches Forward
Franticly At Each Shift, Its WIld Looking To See It Run and Skate all over
the street!!!! Hooks Up Very Well On The Track!
Restoration talks are back on and plans to return the car back to its
American Graffiti stature are back on the table again. KEWL!!!!
Ive turned the comments off on this video and are by approval only.
Opinions are like assholes.
See Walt Baileys TWO LANE BLACKTOP Web Site for more info on this car and
the other TWO LANE BLACKTOP 55 Chevy. Walt has a very impressive and
vast collection of photos and info there for you to enjoy. Walt owns the
55 Chevy Camera Car from the movie TLB..........
The car has now been SOLD (Jan 2012) and heading west....Now it should get
its restoration back to American Graffiti Movie appearance....... LONG LIVE
THE GRAFFITI CAR AND ALL THE RACING SHES SEEN HERE IN MARYLAND!
The Best of George Ray's Wildcat Dragstrip
A little tribute vid for George Ray who passed away in Dec. of 2009, plus
some highlights from some of Urban Hillbilly Action Videos many trips to
George Rays Wildcat Dragstrip...... http://www.urbanhillbilly.us
Gassers On The Street
Old gassers pulled from the barn & rolling on the street. OK , I did
include a few non-gassers but they're so cool I couldn't leave them out.
Owner of Chevy Impala in American Graffiti
Interview with Mike Famalette, owner of the '58 Chevy Impala driven by Toad
in the 1973 classic film, American Graffiti. Check out my American