The 350 cubic inch V8 waiting under the hood is a sharp looking powerplant – it’s dressed to the nines via an underhood kit that includes chrome valve covers, intake manifold, alternator and master cylinder. It sports an Edelbrock 4-barrel carb and intake manifold, as well as an HEI ignition to maximize available spark and sounds an understated, deep rumble through its dual exhaust. A solidly shifting TH350 3-speed automatic transmission sits just behind to provide an easy driving experience that won’t leave you dreading stop and go traffic. One of the most welcome upgrades on board here has to be the power rack and pinion steering system which gives this classic the slop-free precision handling of a modern car. Front disc brakes help bring this vintage coupe to prompt stops on its staggered chrome Torque Thrust II wheels wrapped in 245/45R17 and 295/45R18 Nitto “triple nickels” that still show plenty of tread.

Fort Worth, Texas, United States