While most gearheads can appreciate a clean, factory-spec restoration on a classic car or truck, customization is far more subjective.

That is, unless you’re talking about customizing a classic vehicle in the 1960s California hot-rodding style.

From eye-popping candy paint to slick tuck-n-roll upholstery—pretty much everyone loves a California custom.

And as luck would have it, the Summit Racing video folks do too.

So when they came across this slick 1958 Chevy Bel Air and its engine-turned trim at the 2023 Detroit Autorama, they had to circle-in for a closer look. Thankfully, the Chevy’s owner was nearby and they were able to bring him on to chat about the car and learn some of the inspiration behind the build.

See what they found out in this quick video:

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