At the Barrett-Jackson Orange County auction on 25-27 June, GM Performance Parts (GMPP) will showcase its head-turning E-ROD '55 Chevy show ride, a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air fitted with the brand's innovative E-ROD crate engine pack.

The classic Bel Air ride's E-ROD technology made its premiere at the 2009 SEMA show in Las Vegas. This high-end product includes a complete LS3 engine, emissions equipment and supporting components that enable classic vehicles to pass California's stringent emissions tests.

Jamie Meyer, product marketing manager for GMPP, shares: "The E-ROD was introduced at the '09 SEMA Show with industry-wide approval. Since then, we've traveled to every speed shop, cruise night and car show in California, spreading the word about our California emissions-compliant 430-horse crate engine package. We're looking forward to meeting the bidders at Barrett-Jackson and giving them some ideas about how they can have this same level of technology in their next project car build."

The E-ROD is developed in cooperation with California Air Resources Board (CARB), California's Bureau of Auto Repair (BAR) and Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). Available for both automatic- and manual-transmission rides, the innovative E-ROD kit spotlights the LS3 6.2-liter V8 block, rated at 430 horsepower.

The price of the exclusive package is $9,375 for both, automatic- and manual-transmission classic vehicles.