We spotted this remarkable 1955 Chevy at the Forge Show and fell instantly in love. Going to a car show and seeing a 55 Chevy is no surprise; there are lots of nice 55s out there. For one to catch your attention it has to not only be well built but also clean and different. This one fits the bill.
It was built by Detroit Speed and is powered by a 700HP 572 engine. Thie’55 started as an overhaul from a street cruiser. Now it is a 700HP Pro-Touring machine. It has been mini-tubbed with a completely new chassis that utilizes DSE front suspension components. Detroit Speed also created a full custom exhaust and installed Bear 6-piston brakes, BFGoodrich tires and Schott wheels.
Visit Detroit Speeds web site if you want to see some before and after as well as progress photos. Or just check out our photos right here.
This is the view that got my attention the first time. The lack of chrome and the mat finish in body color on the inner fenders is outstanding.