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!
Two Lane Blacktop car being unloaded
This is a car that was used during the filming of the the movie "Two Lane
Blacktop" This was the #2 camera car used in the movie. This car is
currently owned by Walt Bailey restored and certified by Richard Ruth who
built the cars originally.It was being unload @ Tulsa Raceway Park for
display at the Second Annual "Duck Drags" June 28, 2009
American Graffiti 1973 ( FILMING LOCATION ) 40th anniversary
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American Graffiti is a 1973 film directed by George Lucas with a cast of
actors who were relatively unknown at the time including Ron Howard,
Richard Dreyfuss and Harrison Ford. Aside from producer Francis Ford
Coppola (who was just coming off the success of "The Godfather"), the only
household names in the credits were the rock-n-roll stars featured on the
film's soundtrack, which included more than 40 classic songs from the era.
Shortly after it's release, the film was deemed a critical and financial
success. Producers had budgeted only a little over $777,000. Lucas' passion
project eventually earned an estimated return of well over $200 million in
box office gross and home video sales
Although American Graffiti is set in 1962 Modesto, California, Lucas
believed the city had changed too much in 10 years and initially chose San
Rafael as the primary shooting location. But the San Rafael City Council
immediately became concerned about the disruption that filming caused for
local businesses and therefore withdrew permission to shoot beyond a second
Petaluma, a similarly small town approximately 20 miles north of San
Rafael, became more cooperative and American Graffiti moved there without
the loss of a single day of shooting.
1955 Chevy Gasser "The Ride"
A 1955 Chevy Gasser a Friend of mine has....He takes me out for a little
taste of what it will do....this is one BAD Ride!!!...Check it out!!