Mechanically, this Chevelle takes no prisoners. The 400 cubic inch Chevy V8 makes enough power to incinerate the tires at will and looks as good as the rest of the car. It fits neatly in the Chevelle’s engine bay, because it’s a small block, after all, but it also cackles and snarls and runs superbly. The engine bay features finned valve covers and a matching air cleaner, Chevy Orange paint, and a big Holley carburetor to feed it. The HVAC lines are neatly routed along the fenders and power steering and power brakes make it very easy to live with. Modern accessories, including a big alternator, help ensure reliability and there’s a big radiator up front. Underneath, you get long-tube headers, a new dual exhaust system with a mellow sound, and a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission. The undercarriage is tidy and clean, but not detailed, but that means you won’t think twice about climbing behind the wheel and hitting the road. The final touch is a set of Torque Thrust wheels which carry 205/70/15 blackwall radials that look great.

Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States