GM got the write-up wrong, but it got the car “right.” The automaker’s description of its new ’55-Chevy-based E-Rod says, “The exterior wears factory-style chrome Bel Air trim, which accents the custom PPG colors applied by GM.” Well, the show car they built for SEMA is actually a Two-Ten. The heart of the E-Rod is a 6.2-liter 430-hp emissions-legal crate engine. GM Performance Parts says it was built to illustrate a typical install of the E-Rod engine kit. “It is a simple, clean and straightforward approach to building a ’55 Chevy,” said the car’s designer Dave Ross. “There are not many custom features that required labor-intensive fabrication; our goal was to depict how the E-ROD system could be incorporated in any classic vehicle, whether it’s a ’55 Chevy, street rod or ’69 Camaro.” The E-ROD package will be available through GM dealers, authorized GMPP retailers and the www.gmperformanceparts.com Website. It lists for $9,375.
Gunner’s Garage with John Gunnell
"Gunner" is one of of the most prolific authors and most visible characters in the old car hobby. He has written dozens of books about old cars for Krause Publications and is the former editor and publisher of Old Cars Weekly. His collecting pursuits range from old Pontiacs, to MGs, to retired police cruisers, to Indian motorcycles. He remains a frequent contributor to Old Cars Weekly and owns and operates Gunner’s Great Garage, a classic car restoration and gift shop in Manawa, Wis.
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