This car first surfaced in 2007 when the owner tried to convince a producer for Hot Rod TV that his '55 was one of the actual cars used to film Two-Lane
Blacktop, that he built the '55s for the movie, and that he was the mechanic in the movie.
Luckily the producer contacted Richard Ruth before the scam went too far. He forwarded the digital photos to me. Any sharp-eyed member here will be able to spot this obvious fake for what it is. I was also able to read the VIN on the A-pillar on the original high-resolution photos - for future reference since the VINs of the original cars are known.
Too many wrong details shown above to list here.
Wrong style rear wheelwell radius shown above.
Steel trunk lid instead of fiberglass, above.
Too many wrong details shown above to list, although the VIN is visible in the original high-resolution photo sent in.
More of the same wrong stuff above.
The owner, above, who claimed he built the '55s and was the mechanic in the movie (the part played by Dennis Wilson).
The owner again (above left) , posing with a local Tennessee DJ who was announcing at a car show and Spoolie (above right). Spoolie did actually appear in the movie as the driver of the El Camino in the final scenes.