Readers of this site have very likely seen plenty of restomods in their lives. The majority of modernized muscle cars we feature here are based on sportier General Motors models like the Corvette or Camaro, but today we’ve found a custom ride that started out life as something a bit more run-of-the-mill.
This 1955 Chevrolet, which was recently featured on Engine Swap Depot, was built by Metalworks Classics & Speedshop in Eugene, Oregon. There’s not much left of the original 1955 Chevrolet, however, with the car riding on a custom Art Morrison GT Sport chassis. It also features 12.9-inch Wilwood rotors with 4-piston calipers, which hide behind a set of Billet Specialties Legacy 2G wheels shod in sticky performance rubber.
The centerpiece of this 1955 Chevrolet build is a 6.2-liter LS9 V8 crate engine – the same Small Block that powered the legendary C6 Corvette ZR1, otherwise known as the Blue Devil. It produces 639 horsepower and 608 pound-feet of torque and is paired with a Tremec T56 six-speed manual transmission.
The interior has also been modernized with Dakota Digital gauges, electronic climate control, an aftermarket electronic parking brake, billet pedal assembly and billet steering wheel. It also features a completely redesigned center console and inner door trim, along with modern seats.
While this 1955 Chevrolet may not be based on something like a Corvette, the Art Morrison chassis, modern-day powertrain and sports brakes ensure it can hang with similar supercharged restomods both on the straights and through the corners. If you want to see more of this high-end build and want to see it in action, be sure to check out the video embedded below, which comes via Metalworks Classics & Speedshop’s YouTube channel.
Source: Engine Swap Depot