Gas Monkey Garage Builds One Big, Bold Chevy Bel Air

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If you ever tune in to Discovery Channel’s Fast N’ Loud, you know that the boys over at Gas Monkey Garage are a rowdy bunch fond of burnouts and making things go fast. Their Ferrari F40 build — which we’ve featured in the past — was one of the Texas tuners biggest projects to date. But hows about something a little more all-American?

This is their latest big build — a 1960 one-owner Chevrolet Bel Air. Of course, like any other project car that owner Richard Rawlings brings limping into the shop, this Chevy went through a massive overhaul.

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First impression and it’s plain to see that this isn’t your average everyday classic Bel Air. The team added on a clean set of aftermarket wheels, dropped the suspension, and shined up the original silky black paint scheme and chrome inserts. Inside it also received a full vinyl makeover.

Under the hood, the crew swapped out the standard V8 in place of a more modern, Chevrolet Camaro LS3 V8. From factory, the engine puts out an impressive 400 horsepower, not including the many adjustments made after the fact.

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In total, this classic Bel Air is one badass build. New engine, new shoes, and a signature style that leaves people staring for days. Watch a quick video of the build from Fast N’ Loud below:

PHOTOS: See More of the Gas Monkey Garage 1960 Chevrolet Bel Air

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