Manufactured as a modified flexible fuel version of the LM7, the L59 small block V8 engine, also known as the Vortec 5300, was designed for use as a V8 truck engine. The 5.3 L L59 was featured in early to mid-2000’s vehicles such as the Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban, Avalanche, and the GMC Sierra and Yukon. Often sought after by the industry aftermarket, the L59 can be found in classic street rods to muscle cars to even race cars as a late model engine swap. Whether you’re just upgrading one of these cars or building from the ground up, Speedway Motors carries all the aftermarket performance parts you need to fully equip your L59 engine. Be sure to turn to the folks at Speedway Motors, your one-stop shop for everything LS.