1956 Chevrolet 210 H Drag Car

1956 Chevrolet 210 H Drag Car
Karissa Hosek ©2017, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Aman named Jim Lamatrice purchased this 1956 Chevrolet 210 sedan brand new and would own it for the next 45 years.

The best option that year was the Corvette-derived 265-ci, 225-hp Power Pak engine with dual-WCFB Carter 4-barrels, a Duntov-type 30/30 camshaft and factory dual exhaust.

Jim’s classic “Shoebox Chevy” also ended up with the 3-speed overdrive manual transmission and steep 4.57:1 Positraction rear gearing.

Many original Power Pak race cars were radically changed over the years. It is rare indeed to find an example whose competition heritage ended in Stock Eliminator, as this 210 post sedan did — and whose equipment as such has remained in place.