My previous blog post remembers cars owned by Frank Gesuldo,
otherwise know as Alley Oop. I'd often meet some
of Frank's friends when I hung out at his house and
that's where I met Jim Mongelli, from Glendale, Queens
(correct spelling of names is not guaranteed).
Jim owned and built this '55 Chevy Corvette
featuring some novel bodywork over the headlights,
a modified grille and housing, and '59 Caddy
tail-light lenses in the rear, among other things.
It was painted candy-apple red;
I'm sorry I couldn't afford color film at the time.
The engine in Jim's 'Vette was a 327 Cubic-incher
with a fuelie cam, solid lifters, dual quad carbs, and
it was mated to a beefed-up Powerglide.