Jills LS9 Nomad

  • Supercharged LS9 Factory engine from the ZR1 Corvette: 638 hp
  • Bowler built 5L80E automatic transmission
  • Roadster shop square tube chassis with Z06 spindles/hubs
  • AFCO coil over shocks
  • Fat 9 rear axle/differential
  • Billet wheels with rear 335 Michelin tires
  • Imported custom tinted leather from Italy
  • Interior by Steve Pearson Upholstery Unlimited
  • Custom fabricated floors, inner fenders, firewall, raked radiator support, rear wheel tubs, cowl
  • PPG paint finishes


This was an interesting project, the design had to incorporate an exact to factory ’56 looking exterior however the suspension engineering, driveline, electronics had to be over the top with reliability and Performance…and it was all custom built for a Lady in Longview Texas, Jill Chinn. There are not to many people that can handle 638 HP with Corvette based suspension wrapped in a 56 Nomad…especially when you add a “factory looking” full custom Italian leather interior incorporating all the latest electronics, dual air conditioning & LED ambiance lighting.