Emory Ashpaugh's 1955 Chevrolet
1955 Chevrolet owned and restyled by Emory Ashpaugh of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Known as the "Krimson Kart", a photo of Emory's Chevrolet appeared in Car Craft October 1963. Emory's car was fit with a red and white Naugahyde interior, rolled pans, a custom grille and canted quad headlights. Other modifications included Packard taillights, Impala type roof scoops, lake pipes, dual frenched antennas and a louvered hood.
Opened Up Rear Wheel Openings
Emory sold the car in the mid 1960s. By then the rear wheel openings had been opened up and the side spears were shaved.
Sometime after Emory sold the car, it ended up in Texas, and guy named Randy Dobson owned it for a while in the 1980s.
For Sale in 2009
August, 2009 the car was offered for sale at www.racingjunk.com. The car was in need of a restoration, and had no engine and transmission. Most of the chrome and parts of the car was included in the sale.
For Sale on eBay in 2016
In February of 2016 the car was advertised for sale on eBay. At the time it was owned by Mark Crowe of Harpersville, Alabama. The starting bid was $ 5,000 USD, and it was listed without a reserve. The car came with a Texas title from 1985. Mark dreamed about fixing the car, but as he couldn't find the time for it he would like to see it go to a good home to be restored back to its former glory.
Restored by Cody Burghdorf
In the Summer of 2016 Cody Burghdorf of Marshall, Michigan bought the car from Mark. It came with a lot of the original parts, such as the Lucas headlights, lake pipes and the Packard taillight lenses. After getting it home, he started stripping it down. In August of 2016 he told Kustomrama that he was going to do a frame off restoration, getting the car as close to the way Emory had it as possible. Cody completed the restoration in February of 2019, just in time for its debut at the 2019 Detroit Autorama.
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