You can tell when a build is on a higher level. This 1962 Chevy Bel Air is one such vehicle. Built by Andy Leach from Cal Automotive Creations, this custom restomod is a stunning thing to look at, and it has the goods to make some smiles on the street as well. Now, we’re getting up close and personal to this custom 1962 Chevy Bel Air in the following feature video.
The first thing to grab us is the profile, with a classy bubble top silhouette adorned by chrome trim and polish. There’s a ton of custom touches to point out as well, starting with a subtle lip spoiler integrated into the trunk line. The grille and headlight bezels are all custom as well, as are the wheel wells, rockers, and door handles. The rear end sports dual rear exhaust tips integrated into the rear bumper.
The custom Chevy Bel Air was draped in a factory Honda paint color, while the corners sports Billet Specialties Grinder wheels in a custom finish. There’s also a few neat hidden details, like a trunk latch that pops open by spinning a tail light.
The interior is equally as lovely, with Tracey Weaver from the Recovery Room in Nebraska taking the credit. Surfaces are covered in leather, and there are beautiful one-off trim bits for the gauge bezel and shifter.
Making it all move is an LS9 crate motor, the same supercharged engine previously found in the sixth-generation Chevy Corvette ZR1. Output is rated at 648 horsepower, which hits the rear wheels through a Tremec six-speed manual prepped by Bowler Transmissions.
Under the skin, this Chevy Bel Air runs an Art Morrison chassis. While full coilover suspension keeps it shiny side up, and Baer brakes with drilled and slotted brakes haul it down. Funny enough, the owner says this custom Chevy Bel Air has even hit the autocross circuit a few times.
Check out the full build, plus a ride-along, in the video below: