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1955 Chevy Street "Funny Car" & Dragstrip Gasser

  • Original year: 1969
  • Company: Monogram
  • Scale: 1/24
  • Designer: Tom Daniel

The ever-popular 1955 Chevy hardtop rides again as the Badman. Clean body lines, solid construction and powerful 396 V-8 engine made this car one of the all-time favorites for street and show rods and drag strip machines. Build it as a street "Funny Car" and Dragstrip Gasser with loads of the latest goodies. One-piece body with chopped top, radiused rear wheel-wells and operating hood. Latest red-tinted windows and blower scoop, custom Chev 283 engine with big GMC6-71 blower, Gilmer belt drive and tuned exhausts. Fully detailed chassis with straight tube front axle and parallel cross springs, raised rear end, ladder type traction masters and wheelie rollers at the rear. Spoked mag wheels with Goodyear wide ovals and wide-wide slicks at the rear. Interior has roll bar, bucket seats, center console and Hurst Shifter.

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Dave's comments:

Some show rods just have pure animal magnetism. The Badman is like that. Built it as a kid. Kit shown is the the reissued version in 2000 as part of the Monogram Classics series with the original box art and original artwork on the trading card.



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