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1955 Chrysler

Project Quick Facts

Profile ID: 13269
Year: 1955
Make: Chrysler
Markets: Classic & Antique, Performance, Rod & Custom
Vehicle Type: American
Contact: The School of Automotive Machinists & Technology | SAM Tech


This a 1955 Chrysler Imperial convertible.   Chrysler never produced a ’55 Imperial convertible so we brought one into existence for Wayne Davis.

The two donors were a 1955 Imperial 2-door hardtop and a 1955 New Yorker convertible.  Both very rare cars!


Rutterz Rodz - Wiring/fabrication/metal/body/paint work -  Bristol, TN (Mike Rutter, Greg Whitehead, Jonathan Tolley)

Bouchillon Performance - Engine/trans wiring

Dan’s Polishing - Chrome/polishing 

Eric Brockmeyer - Renderings by

Paul Atkins Interiors - Interior



6.4L 392 cu. in. new crate Hemi

New Chrysler 545RFE transmission

All engine accessories OE Chrysler

Dana 60 rearend/3.70 ratio

Art Morrison - Custom front clip

Classic Instruments ICU - Custom instrumentation


Diamondback Radials - Tires

Flaming River - Custom tilt column

Memphis Audio components

Painless - wiring

R and B Vintage Radio - ’55 radio converted 

Steele Rubber - Weatherstripping


Spies-Hecker/Axalta - Custom mix hazel grey metallic

The Wheelsmith - Custom 16” wire wheels

Wilwood - brakes