Fade to Black – 600HP Supercharged Shoebox Chevy Restomod

November 17th, 2023

Okay, you can’t talk about this car without some mention of the awesome paint work. The old pros at Kelly and Son Crazy Painters created this aesthetic delight of a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air coupe. It all begins with a black basecoat topped with various shades of Raspberry Candy and Black faded to absolute perfection. This thing tickles my eyes.

Underneath that beautiful paint and bodywork is a maze of aftermarket retro body panels bolted to a Roadster Shop chassis. The suspension is also from Roadster Shop. The brakes are Baer (four-wheel disc), and the wheels are Budnik.

Under the hood is a supercharged Pace Performance LSX 6.2-liter V8 bolted to a Tremec 6-speed manual transmission. The rear end is a Currie (Ford) 9-inch with a 3.77:1 final drive gear. Engine internals are premium. A 105-millimeter FiTech throttle body helps to deliver the cool, dense air from the Lingenfelter blower (Boost District Cap). Dyno certified at 539whp; this shoebox Chevy packs quite a wallop.

The exterior is rotten with one-of-a-kind custom features, and they are carried out with precision. It’s not likely that you’ve ever experienced a ’57 Chevy that looks and runs like this one. Thanks Shawn from Autotopia LA.

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