The American Powertrain Parting Shift: Make A Roaring 10-Second Run In A 4-Speed 1955 Chevrolet!


The American Powertrain Parting Shift: Make A Roaring 10-Second Run In A 4-Speed 1955 Chevrolet!

In the era of clutchless transmissions, turbocharged engines that make 3,000hp on alcohol, chassis designs that look straight out of the Terminator movie franchise, and advanced control systems that can help mediocre drivers be better than their talent would otherwise allow them, THIS is fun. You are going to take a ride in a killer 1955 Chevrolet called “The Pedl’R” and the driver is going to do just that. Smash the clutch pedal and row the gears in this H-pattern 4-speed equipped machine. There’s nothing fancy happening here, nothing that screams, “advanced technology” just good old fashioned horsepower and a driver who is willing to stand on the gas and drive the thing like God intended.

You’ve gotta love the four point roll bar, the plexi-glass scoop that’s likely on top of a big block, and the fact that this thing has throws about as long as a Mack Tri-Plex transmission. It’s not the easy way to do it but it sure looks fun.

Enjoy this simply perfect installment of the American Powertain Parting Shift. Oh, and if your local strip is open this weekend, get out there! Buy a hot dog, get a sun burn, and have some fun!

Press play below to see this 1955 Chevrolet get BangShifted to a 10-second elapsed time –


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2 thoughts on “The American Powertrain Parting Shift: Make A Roaring 10-Second Run In A 4-Speed 1955 Chevrolet!

  1. jay bree

    That’s a mighty sweet run. There’s something primal about a 3000 lb shoebox and a rat.

    That *is* a long throw shifter….

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  2. Old timer stickshift racer

    Don’t get me wrong – it’s totally boss, but I would leave with more rpm and wind first gear out a bit more to keep the motor from pulling down so far after the 1-2 shift. ET will improve. Cool car with period-correct parts!

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