Blown 1955 Chevy Bel Air Restomod Has LS9 Power

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And a T56 to sweeten the pot!

As far as classic cars go you’d be hard-pressed to find a vehicle more popular than the 1955-57 Chevy Bel Air. Go to any car show, drag strip, or meet and you'll find yourself endless rows of these fantastic cars. While it is common to see a restoration or even a drag build it is surprisingly rare to see a restomod. This is usually because the collectors want to keep things as factory as possible whilst the speed demons only care about going fast. The idea of ripping apart the interior of a classic Chevy Bel Air and completely redesigning it with modern comforts while also doing the same for the suspension, drivetrain, etc. Can be quite foreign to many of these Bel Air fanatics. This build plunges directly into that fear, starting with what was essentially a pile of scrap metal and turning it into something truly beautiful.

Under the hood is a supercharged LS9 engine that puts out a mind-blowing 638 horsepower. All of that incredible power is shot through the T56 six-speed transmission which helps spin the tires like it was ice skating. To ensure that this beast can handle the power that it has, the chassis was swapped for an Art Morrison GT Sport chassis. This gives the car extra structural support as it barrels down the road at insane speeds. Wilwood brakes assist the car's ability to slow down and stop which becomes extremely necessary as horsepower increases.

The beautiful orange and white exterior give this low-slung beast the perfect touch of the 1950s. However, the car shines in terms of interior build quality. The orange from the exterior is extended into the interior and is joined by a gray to complement the scheme. Overall this is an incredible build and we hope to see more restomods just like this in the future.

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