Seeing that this car has flames (look closely because they're very subtle) and that owners Jim and Dyonne Pricco are bakery owners from Covina, California, we don't feel as though we're venturing too far into make-believe by calling this remarkable '55 "baked." Its look is hot, its engine is hot, and the bright California summer sun reflecting off of its PPG-coated exterior is definitely hot. As with many of us, Jim built this machine in loving memory of the '55 he drove to high school. Of course, this time it was done with much more attention to detail and certainly to a much higher level than the high school ride. The car came into the Pricco's life with the help of a friend who is a car collector. It was rust-free, nosed, and decked, and much of the chrome was shaved. Of course, it soon received the "frame-off' treatment, together with Pro-Street modifications from Victory Racing. Even though it has a punched-out 427 block, now displacing 440 ci, and a 6-71 blower, Joe already has plans for a 468ci 800-plus-hp powerplant very soon-definitely "bad." Tech SpecsOwnerJim and Dyonne Pricco, Covina, CAVehicle'55 Chevy 210 two-door sedanEngine68 Chevy four-bolt main 427 ci bored to 440 ci; J&E pistons; Speed Pro rings and bearings; B&B piston pins; 9:1 comp ratio; Milodon oil pan and windage tray; Crane flat-tappet cam; .610 intake lift, .630 exhaust, duration 288 degrees intake, 296 degrees exhaust; Chevy square-port heads; Manley valves, 2.19 intake, 1.88 exhaust; Crane valvesprings and 1.7 rocker arms, built by Van Gordon Racing, Upland, CA; Holley carb; Mike Kuhl 6-71 blower (9 lbs boost) and manifold; K&N Filter; Smiley Headers, 3" Flowmaster mufflers; MSD 6A ignition; Autolight plugsTransmissionTurbo 400, Hurst shifter, Hughes flywheel, and 4,000- rpm stall converter Rear EndCurrie 9" limited-slip with 4.11:1 gear ratioSuspensionFrontMoroso front springs, urethane bushings, dropped spindles, Willwood disc brakesRearPro-Street back half, Alden coilovers, Lamb springs, ladder barsWheelsAmerican Torque ThrustsTiresMT rear, Kelly frontBodyLarry Baretta Auto BodyColorPPG Black with clearcoat, ghost flamesPainterBilly B., Kustom Kolors, Upland, CAInteriorGray leather by Collins Custom Upholstery, Upland, CA Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!