Around Jalopnik parts, there's a general soft spot in our hearts for the nose-in-the-air, slicks-out-the-back look of the 1960s Gas Coupe. While the stance is obviously a key element of the style, and the '41 Willys is the iconic bodystyle, the cool thing about the Gassers is that they arrived during an era when drag racing was still sorting itself out. The cars ran Buicks, Oldsmobiles, Chevys, and of course, Hemis in a variety of chassis and bodies. The throw-it-at-a-wall-and-hope-it-sticks nature of the cars harks back to an elbow-throwing age killed by science and the overzealous actions of the Druids at the NHRA. Rod & Custom's got a gallery. Go look and smile.
NHRA's Salute to the Gassers [Rod & Custom]
Gas Huffer Archetype [Internal]