’55 CHEV BEL AIR
GEELONG’S Trav Grace has a deep-seated affinity for tri-five Chevys that dates back to his formative years. He’s owned several, but this is his best yet, resplendent in PPG Regal Turquoise and India Ivory. “I wanted to keep the 50s feel, but it still had to look tough while being user-friendly,” Trav says. The tough part is sorted thanks to a twin-turbo LS1, good for around 560hp at the wheels at 9psi. “It really is the best of both worlds,” Trav enthuses. “It sounds like it has a standard crate motor in it, but when it hits boost it suddenly turns into a 10-second car.”
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