Swap Insanity: Introducing the “Bel Air Z06”

The thing about swaps is the more unexpected they are, the cooler they tend to be. If and when an engine becomes as accessible as the LS series has today, the list of donor cars is pretty endless and that unexpectedness that we were talking about takes a swift nose dive.

Therefore we’re always on the lookout for something fresh and new – when the hood of a car opens and the gasps are readily audible, points are definitely added to your cause. Today’s featured vehicle is definitely a stat sheet stuffer when it comes to these criteria along with showing off a clean look.

What exactly are we looking at? The 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air is fresh off of the auction block from Mecum. The frame-off restoration was done in Hayward, California and the classic Chevrolet boasts an LS6 yanked from a 2003 Corvette. The ride is completely fit and finished, containing all of the modern amenities.

Modern touches such as disc brakes and the digital instrument panel that lines the dash make this car that is fun to look at fun to drive as well, at least we’d assume. A polished Jaguar rear end completes the hotrod puzzle, making this Bel Air stand out even further from the crowd.

The car was truly a joy to see in person and the pictures simply do it no justice. Even though it is completely updated, there are still many subtle hints that say otherwise. It may take a few looks, but if you pay close attention you’ll be able to appreciate this artist’s rendition of the 55 Chevy.

About the author

Jesse Kleiber

Jesse is currently a Senior at the University of Delaware and has been a car freak his entire life, probably due to his dad being a mechanic. If he's not at school or writing about cars, he's probably under the hood or behind the wheel of his '00 Corvette.
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