Customized 1955 Chevy Bel Air That Isn’t Just For Show


Publish date: 2016-07-27 09:12:43
Pro-Mod Customized 1955 Chevy Bel Air

There will always be some people who will drive their passions to the extremes, to push the limits using all the available tools and technology they have. Peter and George Bourikas from Quincy, Massachusetts started their passion in their parent’s garage when they were still in grade school. They spent their late nights creating their own street choppers but that was just the start of their career in fabricating and designing awesome vehicles.

When they grew up, their skills also grew and started to work on bigger things. The first car they worked on was a 1969 Camaro Z-28 powered by an 8-71 huffed small-block Chevrolet engine and matched with a Muncie 4-speed transmission. But they did not just work on its power, they also had skills in making things looks stunning. They used custom body panels and finished it in candy blue. Their first creation was able to compete at the New England Dragway located in Epping, New Hampshire which proves that they certainly had the skills to create a powerful roadster. Confident with their talents, they started the Perfection Auto Repair in their hometown that specialized in custom builds.

1955 Chevy Bel Air

Their years of success created a number of amazing custom builds. When they were building a 1927 Ford roadster that had a twin-turbo Buick V6 engine, another customer offered to sell his 1955 Chevy Bel Air. Both parties agreed to a trade in and the 1951 Chevy was now waiting to be turned into a masterpiece. The duo has been long time fans of the Pro-street racing and they saw the opportunity with the Bel Air. They planned to turn it into a street legal NHRA certified Pro-Mod themed classic.

Pro-Mod Customized 1955 Chevy Bel Air engine

The first issue is having the right power and Camco Racing Engines from Weymouth, Massachusetts provided the answer; a raging 535 cid big-block that have been built to perfection. It was then matched with performance enhancer such as a Crower crank matched with Manley Pro Series I-beam rods that feature 12:1 Keith Black slugs. A COMP Cam controls the power and Brodix aluminum heads pump out as much power as possible. And all of that power is directed through a TH400 Transmission supplied by Triangle Transmission from Quincy. The awesome powertrain is measured to reach up to 800 horsepower that is directed to a custom driveshaft.

1955 Chevy Bel Air dashboard

On the inside, you can see that this car means serious business. It features a custom dash made by Gamache and filled with gauge insert by TCD that is filled with carbon fiber dials provided by Auto Meter. For the high-speed steering, Grant steering wheel is used and Painless Performance switch panel controls every command. For that much-needed driving comfort, Kirkey racing seats that are covered by vintage black vinyl with diamond designed made by Carello Auto Upholstery from Warwick, Rhode Island. The side panels match the Kirkey seats. This 1955 Chevy Bel Air has really been pushed to the next level and will certainly dominate the streets.

References & Photo Credits:

http://www.superchevy.com/features/pro-mod-styled-1955-chevy-bel-air-packs-a-punch/

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