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California Car lost on Maui in 1966, Found!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 2Loose, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. 2Loose
    Joined: Nov 9, 2005
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    I've lost the name and the PM, but someone here on the HAMB PM'd me awhile back to see if I was familiar with a 55 Chevy hardtop he had sold to a Maui guy in 1966. I've run across someone here who was familiar with the car and he gave me this photo and the following information:

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    This 55 Chevy was sold by a fellow in California to a Maui man in 1966. During the late 60's, early 70's the car was raced with a small block motor at the Maui drag strip. At some point the rear fenders were cut and a tube axle installed in front to run in the "gasser" class. The car ran in the 12's.

    In the 80's the frame was replaced with a stock frame and the car was run on the streets. The last heard of this car was that it sat for quite awhile and was neglected, and eventually was scrapped/parted out.

    I hope the guy who was looking for it stumbles across this thread.

    Aloha,
    2Loose Willy
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  2. roughneck424
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    Awww RIP Lil 55 :(
     
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  4. metal man
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    So, it really wasn't found. I was hoping for a happy ending:(
     
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    Who doesn't like happy endings...
     
  6. metal man
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    A happy ending for the car,not me. Get your mind out of the gutter!:rolleyes:
     
  7. 2Loose
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    Yeah, when I suddenly was handed information on this car, I was hoping it was still on the road, but I'd bet parts of it are still around, cruising the roads somewhere here in the Islands......

    Who knows, the hood I picked up a few years ago for my 55 might have come from this car, ya just never know....
    Aloha,
    Willy
     
  8. CalGasser
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    Willy,

    Mahalo for locating info on this car. I believe that was my old car that was sold to "Fats" Yoshida on Maui in '66. I ran that car in E/G & D/MP plus on the street for work and dates... running a 5.12 rearend.:eek: Sad to hear the car is gone but glad to see that it raced and cruised the streets some before retiring. When I sold it, I was going into the service and lived in Pearl City (Oahu) but now in Calif. I've attached a few pix of the car - we never took many pictures back in the day. These pix had to be around '66 after I retired the car from the track after winning D/MP at the South Pacific Championship in Dec. '65.

    By chance, do you know a Byron Shimabukuro on Maui?

    Mahalo nui loa Brah!
    Vic
     

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  9. Lame. If it makes anybody feel better I am painfully resurrecting a 55 that should have been crushed.
     

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