It had a frame-off rotisserie restoration with a generous dose of modern upgrades to make this a reliable – but fast – hot rod. The drivetrain is all-new with a ZZ 383 V8 pushing 425 horsepower through a Richmond 5-speed manual. The engine bay is neat and clean with plenty of shiny stuff and a hidden battery and wiper motor, plus a smoothed firewall.
Power windows belong here as well. A car that goes beyond classic, with all the driveability and performance of a modern muscle car in one award-winning package — that’s what you get with this extremely well thought out 1955 Bel Air Custom.
Customs and restomods are more popular than ever because some real pros are involved.
The two tones red and black paint with Cragar S/S mags is a show stopper. And all the chrome and glass is new to keep up with that wonderful paint. The interior carries out the black and red colors, custom gauges integrate with the classic dash and steering wheel very effectively, and – just for fun – a column mounted vintage Sun Super Tach.