1957 Chevrolet 150 Gasser. An amazing piece of American Racing History. A straight axle altered engine placement, 389 Cu. In. SUPERCHARGED GASSER. Raced in the 1960's and 70's in the Chicago area as well as throught the country. Powered through a three speed automatic and possi. diff. the 57 is capable of 9s in the 1/4 mile. Built by a mechanic at Nickey Chicago in the early 1960's and powered by a Pontiac 389 V8. with a massive Paxton SuperCharger through Twin Four Barrels. The car sat until recently in the Chicago area for more than 35 years. It was recently repainted back too it's original orange livery. However, the rest of the car is right out of the 1960's. It is truly amazing! She run great presently.
As a mechanic working at the very famous Nicky Chicago Dealership this 57 Chevy 150 was transformed into a potent National Level Straight Axle Gasser. With the engine having been set back a full 18", weight transfer was massive. In addition, Van seating, firewall, shifter location and instrumentation was set rearward as well. With times in the 9sec range this beast was raced all over the country trought the 1960's and early 70's. Originally orange livery it was later colored as deep metalic red as displayed in places around the car. It was most recently painted back the original orange with the "Shake, Rattle & Roll" Graphics. Interestingly the engine of choice was the highly developed 389 Pontiac V8, which was brought to life with the huge Paxton SuperCharger, pumping through twin four barrels. Until recently this car was sitting, as original, for more than 35 years in the Chicago area garage of the next owner whom purchased the car from the Nicky Chicago mechanic.
Recent Competition History
Many wins in Chicago area as well as throughout the country
1/4 Mile Time: 9 sec
Engine Builder: Nicky Chicago Mechanic
Induction: Paxton SuperCharger through Twin Four Barrels