1957 Chevrolet Bel Air (Power Tour Car)

Started:  April 10th 2015

Finished: June 5th 2015


It started out as a dying carcass, trees and weeds growing throughout, and it ended up in a September Issue of Hot Rod Magazine.

This '57 Bel Air went from rags to riches in 56 days. In the end, the '57 was making 514 rwhp on the dyno.


Bad Company Inc oversaw the entire build. From paint and body work to suspension and power train.  

BRAKES AND Suspension 

  • Fikse wheels mount Michelin all-season radials.

  • Heidts’ tubular A-arm front suspension.

  • De-arched CCP rear springs, shocks and control arms. 

  • Straightened frame.

  • Wilwood disc brakes all around.


  • LS3 bottom end with LS7 small chamber heads by Precision Race Components.

  • Custom CNC billet, four-piece, dual-throttle-body intake manifold.

  • A pair of Nick Williams DBW throttle-bodies

  • 225/236 @ 0.050, 0.571-inch lift cam.

  • T-56 Magnum six-speed with ACT clutch and flywheel.

  • Currie 9-inch Ford rearend with 3.70 gears.

  • Holley Dominator EFI

  • Pypes Exahust, an X-Pipe, with Borla Mufflers and cutouts.

  • Chevrolet Performance, Mahle/Clevite, Holley Performance, MSD, Muscle Rods, and Royal Purple all helped with parts and support.

Body, Paint, INTERIOR

  • All body restored by SAM students led by Bad Company Inc.

  • Flames by Jacquelynn Perry of JAX Art & Design and Bad Company Inc.

  • 2010 SS Camaro Seats

  • New headliner, carpet, carpet protectors. 

  • Vintage Air A/C