1972 Chevrolet Buck Kenny ChevelleSOLD

NHRA Record Holder

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This 1972 Chevrolet Buck Kenny Chevelle NHRA Record Holder features a 454 Cubic Inch V8 cyl engine. It is equipped with a Automatic transmission. The vehicle is Red with a Black interior. TEAM: Buck Kinney Special Driver: Buck Kinney Class: SS-JA Five time NHRA National Record Holder Engine: 454 Cubic Inch V8 Horsepower: 512 Quarter Mile: 10.51 sec. 127.10 MPH Seven Time — Winternationals Class Champion This 1972 Chevelle convertible known as the Buck Kinney Special was the second Chevelle convertible built by John Hoffman of Hoffman Machine in Stoney Plains Field, New Jersey. The first one was the 1970 Chevelle owned by Ray Allen. He dominated the SS-EA class in NHRA. With the success of Ray Allen's car, John Hoffman wanted to try a low horsepower Big Block the '72 model. The car was shipped from the GM dealership in Newark, New Jersey to Hoffman Machine in Stoney Plains Field, New Jersey. This car has never been on the street, always a race car from day one. John sent the engine to Truppi-Kling Competition (same engine builders as Ray Allen's car) for performance work. The '72 Chevelle was campaigned in SS-MA to which it ran a full second under the index. NHRA raised the horsepower rating per weight ratio and he had to move the car to SS-KA. He set another record in that class. Buck Kinney purchased the Chevelle in 1975 from John Hoffman, put his magic to the engine, and set a new national record at the very first event. With weight and horsepower ratios changing, Buck moved the car to SS-JA and dominated the class. He set the NHRA record on 5 different occasions including a divisional title and hundreds of local events. Buck Kinney is the only Canadian ever inducted into the NHRA Hall of Fame. In 2000 Buck sold the car to Wayne Darby who campaigned it for 6 years on the west coast. In the fall of 2006 the car went through a mild restoration, with a new top, carpets, and detailing to bring it as close to original as possible. All the stickers are as they were for the past 30 years. Engine Oliver rods, vacuum oil system and special pan, Jessel belt drive, Buck Kinney cam, Heads Up heads, Hooker headers, Special Q jet carb, Crank trigger ignition by MSD. Engine is fresh in September of 2006 with only one test run. Transmission Turbo 400, 2:45 to 1 first gear, 5500 stall TCI convertor, Manual shift valve body, trans brake Fresh in 2006 with new square cut gars Rear End 5.86 ratio, spool, Summers Bros. axles, 4 link suspension, and aluminum drive shaft. Achievements NHRA record holder in 1971, 1977, 1990, 1991, and 1993 Winter nationals class champion 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, and 1986 Winter nationals Super-Stock Eliminator runner up twice Winston Division 6 Super-Stock Champion 1991 Mission Raceway most wins for 6 years in a row. T.R.W. Points leader 1992 Engle Motorplex Super-Stock Champion Northwest Governors Trophy - Contact Automobile Sales directly on 408-656-1491 -
Color: Red
Interior: Black
Engine: 454 Cubic Inch V8
Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive

Reference Number 43119

as of 5/5/2009

Overview
Car 1972 Chevrolet Buck Kenny Chevelle
VIN CV72 
Exterior / Interior Color      Red /      Black 
Condition Pristine 
Transmission Automatic 
Options Competition: Full Race setup, Rollcage 
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