Hello Mick. Hopefully by this summer, I'll get a longer , more detailed video of all aspects of the car, it's history, description, etc. I think the '65 Coronet SS's were running in the ? 11.20's ? On the street, the '55 Chevy just breaks the tires loose so easily, as there is no weight in the back. The car is deceiving, it looks heavy, but it isn't. When I first saw American Graffiti, I thought it was funny that that smaller Milner coupe was beaten by the '55. Now that I own the '55, or sister car to the AG '55 Chevy, I understand why. The Milner coupe was specifically built for the AG movie, more as a show car than an actual drag car. The Two Lane Blacktop ( and AG ) '55 Chevy's were built as true drag cars. They are mean !!
That'd be great Davy! Appreciate your reply, and agree with your AG comment about the '32 Ford. Seemed weird when Falfa left the '32 in the dust. I just found this clip from CNBC's Jay Leno's Garage from 2018: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/05/21/movie-cars.html.
Watch it starting at 28:00 - he reintroduces the '55 to James Taylor, and James takes it for a drive! In the video Leno says the engine is stroked to 496 cubic inches and makes 600 HP.
Edit: The link to the clip is for other readers to follow, as I believe you've been the car owner since 2015 Davy, and obviously would have been part of the Leno-Taylor meeting.
On the Beach, 1959, has amazing cars depicted in the race footage, much of which was taken from actual race archives. Many early 50's Porsches, Jaguars, Ferraris and others. Powerful film, too.