Customer Builds & Restomods

Customer Builds & Restomods

Resto-mod (restoration + modern parts/technology) draws from the advancements in automobile technology over the past 40+ years to enhance the performance, comfort and safety of your classic car.  

A resto-mod car has the timeless appearance of the original, but the old technology of the car have been replaced with the modern, high-performance parts of today. You achieve the same great look, but your vintage car will be revved up with the best systems and components to create a much better ride and performance for the owner.  

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55 Bel Air - Black Velvet - 2016 SEMA Project

Since its introduction to the marketplace, the 1955 second generation Tri-Five Bel Air was advertised as the "Hot One" in GM's mid-50's ad campaigns.  

For the 2016 SEMA project, we found a Tri-Five in decent condition and then put the BlackDog Speed team to work.

The SEMA project focused around bringing out the beauty and delivering speed for the Tri-Five platform.

Working from the ground up, BlackDog utilized a Heidts PRO-G IRS chassis kit and then had the chassis powder coated to make it pop.

BlackDog replaced the power plant with a Chevrolet Performance LS-7, normally aspirated 7.0L (427 CID) partnered with a 6-speed Tremec transmission.