Gateway Classic Cars is pleased to present a selection of gas
dragsters Gassers for sale by our Indianapolis showroom. This one
is a 1962 Chevrolet Nova based C/Gas dragster, and is powered by a
383 stroker driving through a manual valve body TH400 transmission
to a 12 bolt positraction rear with 4.11:1 gears. The steel body is
painted in red PPG paint and the interior is complete with
rollcage, racing seats, and a racing harness. Here is some history
for those who would like background on this exciting style of
dragster. The term Gasser refers to a style of drag race car that
was prolific in the late 1950s through the 1960s that ran on
gasoline as fuel, as opposed to race fuel. These cars typically
competed in heads up drag races that were classed by engine size
and car weight. In the faster classes the cars used a straight axle
front suspension that produced the intimidating stance that gassers
are known for. Easily recognized by common features like the higher
front end stance that was developed as a means of weight transfer
to the rear wheels for traction, this style became popular later as
builders attempted to achieve a traditional or nostalgic race look.
These cars became fan favorites as the well-known racers began to
run grudge matches for higher purses. In no time these matches were
the top billing at many shows due to the crowd entertainment
factor. Gassers were the top drag racing classes in the period that
is now referred to as the gasser war years, which ranged from 1955
through 1968.In addition to the straight axle, most gassers also
sported Halibrand wheels, no front bumper, and had a front mounted
Moon tank. The gasser form was dictated by function and most
builders looked to eliminate as much weight as possible. Having
their exhaust pipes exit through the front fender to shorten the
length of exhaust tubing is another common characteristic of
gassers. Builders used 1930s through 1950s production coupes or
sedans to create these highly modified racing vehicles. Late model
cars were not allowed in the Gas classes until 1967, and the gas
classes were totally eliminated by NHRA in 1972. They run today all
over the United States and down under in Australia and New Zealand
in vintage and nostalgia drags. To view this 1962 Chevrolet Nova
gas dragster, please visit our site at www.gatewayclassiccars.com,
call 317-688-1100, or email us at [email protected] To
see this 1962 Chevrolet Nova C/Gas dragster in person, stop by our
showroom located at 4400 West 96th Street, Carmel, IN 46268.
1962 Chevrolet Nova
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