The engine isn’t radical, a 327 cubic inch V8 that dates to 1965 or so and it’s been rebuilt and detailed to look correct. Don’t be fooled, however, because there’s a FAST fuel injection system making it run and an MSD electronic ignition system. The air cleaner, chrome ignition shields, and valve cover decals help with the illusion, but you’ll note a few modern parts tucked in there, including an alternator, upgraded aluminum radiator, and a modern brake master cylinder. The front suspension is a fresh Jim Meyers C4 setup with A-arms, coil-overs, and rack-and-pinion steering, plus there are big disc brakes at all four corners. In back there’s a familiar live axle with a giant sway bar bolted on, so this car rides and handles like no early ‘Vette you’ve ever driven. The dual exhaust has the right combination of aggression and tone and the wheels are right-sized 17-inchers with 215/50/17 BFGoodrich T/A radials all around.

Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States