This RKM-built Bel Air, with its massaged LS3, incredible aesthetics and thoroughly modern mechanicals, blends an array of custom, driver-friendly attributes into a pro-touring package that virtually anyone can enjoy! The build began when the car was fully disassembled, mounted to a rotisserie and completely soda-blasted of its predictable Candy Red pigment. As we assumed, all steel was solid with the exception of the hood, which was replaced by a high quality reproduction piece. After some epoxy, a bit of primer and hours of blocking, the scene was set for wet-looking PPG 2-stage. But, as you probably noticed, the car that inspired this Bel Air’s paint scheme actually had a Champagne Metallic base. Well, everyone seemed to agree that Mercedes-Benz Silver was a bit fresher looking. And as for the Jade, it was lifted directly from the muse with one exception: Fab Manager Darell Johnston mixed in copious gold flake to make it REALLY pop. And the build was completed in early 2016, just in time for the car’s owner to enjoy a full season of cruising. Glance under the domed hood and you’ll find a gorgeous Chevrolet Performance LS376/525 that’s been built, polished and tweaked to 10.7 to 1 compression and a stout 525 horsepower! Behind that hot small block, a 3,000 RPM stall converter kicks a GM-supplied 4L60E 4-speed, which easily torques a limited-slip differential and big, 3.73 gears. That drivetrain rides a full Art Morrison chassis, which rolls on a fourth generation Corvette suspension. Turns come courtesy of power rack-and-pinion steering. Stops are provided by Baer and Corvette calipers, which squeeze drilled and slotted rotors. And stylish Billet Specialties blades spin 235/40ZR18 Michelin Pilot Super Sports in front of 275/35ZR20 Michelin Pilot Super Sports. With its impressive engine, comfortable interior and relentless style, this slick ’55 is sure to be a blast! Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com today!
Price in USD: 159900
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