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  1. milner3268
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 283

    from buffalo NY

    SSCN1392.JPG SSCN1393.JPG SSCN1389.JPG SSCN1385.JPG SSCN1383.JPG SSCN1377.JPG SSCN1381.JPG SSCN1387.JPG SSCN1388.JPG After months of negotiations with Dan Gaston TODAY 2/16/15 we finally own the Jumpin Bean,Dan bought it in 1959 raced it as it was [283 ,3spd, posi],then during 60/61 painted and lettered it as it still is today.It is UNRESTORED has 10000 orig miles,orig interior,rubber floor mats,all orig chrome ,glass ,paint etc .all like new.It has been sitting in his heated garage on its orig trailer,only coming out a few times in the last 35 years for some special events.The car is in as-raced condition as he won the 1970 nationals at NIAGARA RACEWAY in Niagara Falls NY.It has a DZ 302 ci [bored to 312],Hilborn inj,schafer clutch/flywheel,M22 Rockcrusher 4 spd,57 pont rear 5.38 gears.chromemolly tube axle/hairpins[chrome].In the day the Best it went was 11.70 1/4 and 7.20 1/8 th .I am HONERED to be the caretaker of this piece of Western New York /Buffalo history. We will have it out this season racing it at Thompson,New York International,and Lancaster raceways ,and a bunch of shows .
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  2. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,403


    Wow, great for you. I love it!
  3. Dooley
    Joined: May 29, 2002
    Posts: 2,750

    from Buffalo NY

    Wow, I saw that car at the convention center for the autorama back in the late 80's...i knew some guys that remembered that car running at the drags in the day
    Great score for sure
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2015
  4. sch-1
    Joined: Oct 12, 2014
    Posts: 37


    Do you know what class it ran in back in the day? ?/G Wonder what it weighs? It's interesting that most of the "gasser" groups running shows today would look at a 11:70 car like it didn't belong on the same track with them.

  5. milner3268
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 283

    from buffalo NY

    Yes it ran D+E Gas and car weighs 3400 lbs.Dan has been a friend of my dads since he had this car I have full documentation from day one ,pics,trophys,orig trailer,and all of Dans knowledge as he will be a part of this car till the good lord says otherwise
  6. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,827


    Great Story and a wonderful find.
    To find something like this car that has been sitting for years is really very rare.
    The Vintage Memories connected to this car would make a wonderful story for many magazines.

    Best of luck with it. Jimbo
  7. milner3268
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 283

    from buffalo NY

    Thanks Jimbo ,Im hoping to try to get some magazine coverage to honor Dan and his car while he is here to enjoy it.
  8. Tony
    Joined: Dec 3, 2002
    Posts: 7,350


    Killer car man and couldn't have gone to a better family!
    Looking forward to seeing it in person someday!

  9. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 6,708


    That is awesome. A '58! Injection! Nice!
  10. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
    Posts: 5,826

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Very cool 58! Congratulations!
  11. jimdillon
    Joined: Dec 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,155


    All around a pretty cool story. With all of the colorful drag cars we all got to experience firsthand, it is really great to find one from the original owner in as raced condition. Congrats.
  12. Congratulations what a find. You need to load that up and go south. That old girl would fit nicely in the south east gassers race. Look up there schedule if interested shot me a PM. I am from maryland and will be going to most of the races.
  13. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,295


    Way cool. Can't be too many '58 model surviving 'as raced' race cars. That's a great acquirement and a pretty rare bird at that. Congrats. Injected oh-two, 5.38s, I'll bet that thing had a song all its' own.....:D
  14. junk4cash
    Joined: Aug 21, 2012
    Posts: 101


    Great story. In action back in the day.

  15. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,807


    What an awesome car! Is she a Belair? I'll bet that mouse can scream!
  16. 64 SS
    Joined: Sep 10, 2012
    Posts: 97

    64 SS

    Thats cool as hell!!!
  17. milner3268
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 283

    from buffalo NY

    Thanks junk for cash ,for that action shot .Im not sure how to post the old pics BUT that is the JUMPIN BEAN in action as I have TONS of action pics BUT I just became CARE TAKER so Im still in a bit of shock .But please give me some time to go through all the history I have , and Ill post a great tribute with all the pics and info I recieved with the JUMPIN BEAN
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  18. BAD ASS! You gotta take that one to the Meltdown Drags!
  19. Cool car......great story. Will await further posts.
  20. rascal55
    Joined: Aug 24, 2009
    Posts: 154


    Fantastic !! Show us a lot more please !!
  21. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 3,228

    Dick Stevens

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  22. Baron
    Joined: Aug 13, 2004
    Posts: 3,574


    Wow ! What a great piece of history. Absolutely love it. Sure be nice to see it at the Hot Rod Reunion in Epping NH next August. Congratulations ! :D
  23. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 8,054

    from Nicasio Ca

    Sweet! Custom grill and tail lights? Need to see more pics! Great name too.
  24. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,407


    Love it--bad ass for sure--sure would like to have that one-had a friend who ran a 58 Biscayne with a 290HP FI motor--sure would look good sitting next to my 57 FI Bel Air--congrats !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  25. Totally cool thread I have always liked the 58 2 dr sedan and here it is injected as a gasser, could be one of my dream cars. Can you post some pictures that are not so busy just the car only, that would be very cool.
  26. Tickety Boo
    Joined: Feb 2, 2015
    Posts: 1,441

    Tickety Boo
    from Wisconsin

    Not a lot of 58 chevys left, especially this nice.
    The Gasser Gang of W.N.Y. is coming to the 2015 Meltdown Drags, July 17, 18, 19, @ Byron, IL.
    It would be cool to see your car running with cars (same as back in the day.)

    Last edited: Feb 18, 2015
  27. Martin Harris
    Joined: Aug 3, 2014
    Posts: 321

    Martin Harris

    Great piece of history, and a cool looking car. Thumbs up!
  28. bobwop
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 6,101


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