Lokar LS Classic Series LS3 engine at SEMA 2019
Here’s a classic Tri-Power-looking intake and serpentine system on a cleverly disguised LS3 build. (Image/OnAllCylinders)

LAS VEGAS, NV — Among the new products creating a lot of buzz with SEMA Show attendees is the new LS Classic Series from Lokar Performance, which is a full line of performance and engine dress-up parts for LS engines, but which mimic the look of vintage Chevy small block builds from the earliest days of fuel injection.

Chevrolet’s first fuel-injected engine appeared in the 1957 Corvette and took an evolutionary step forward again in 1963.

Lokar’s LS Classic Series will help LS-swapped restomods replicate the look of those earliest fuel-injected setups with awesome new intake system designs, serpentine systems, valve covers, and a very cool distributor and plug wire/ignition coil relocation set.

(Image/Lokar Performance)

The LS Classic Series kits fit rectangular port LS3-style heads as well as cathedral port cylinder heads.

The LS-swapping craze isn’t likely to slow down anytime soon. They’re being shoved under the hoods of Ford Mustang Fox-bodies, Mazda Miatas, and BMWs; and for the non-Chevy purists, they’ve always been the most effective engine swap option for anything small block Chevy-powered.

“I can be as period-correct as I want with a small block Chevy, but I’m never going to keep up with my buddy with an LS crate engine,” said Joe Rode, Lokar’s national sales manager in an interview at the 2019 SEMA Show. “LS is a whole different kind of power.”

This LS3 build mimics the look of a ’63 fuelie intake atop a classic SBC. (Image/OnAllCylinders)

Rode anticipates a lot of interest in the valve covers and distributor as stand-alone options, in addition to people who will simply want to drop in a fully assembled crate engine.

We don’t know when the new LS Classic Series parts will be available to purchase, but we’ll let you know as soon as we do.

You can see more photos of the various product line options and read more about each part here on Lokar’s website.

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Author: Matt Griswold

After a 10-year newspaper journalism career, Matt Griswold spent another decade writing about the automotive aftermarket and motorsports. He was part of the original OnAllCylinders editorial team when it launched in 2012.