This is a sweet custom all steel street rod that has traveled in cruises of over 1000 miles. Features include ; PPG Plum Crazy Paint, Vintage Brand Air Conditioning, Power Disc Brakes, 9-Inch Ford Rear End, 350/350HP Chevy V8, TH350 Trans. This is a luxury built Dodge Chrysler Plymouth Custom musclecar - Texas street machine!
This 1968 Chevrolet Impala is a sleeper, looking like a family car, there is a fuel injected, 496 CID big block V8 under the hood, backed up by a four speed automatic (4L80E) transmission. Take a good look, as its pulling away, at the four stainless exhaust tips, hear the rumble and see the smoking tires-torque to burn- you will know this is one of the fastest street legal machines around.
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Oldsmobile built some of the most potent Muscle Cars of the era, and today they are among the most desirable. This week, we're featuring a 1970 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible, and it is loaded with all the right stuff, including the 370 HP W-30 455 V8, the close ratio Muncie 4-Speed transmission, and the super-rare W27 aluminum center rear axle assembly. Word on the street is that there are only a couple W-30 4-speed convertibles ever built with the W27 out of the 96 drop-tops made. The story of this car is just as unique, as the history is known back to the day the original order was placed for the car at Hansel Olds in Fullerton, California by Robert "Rug" Kazley.
My 69 Nova SS was originally Burnished Brown with a 375 horse 396 4 speed (factory). It was purchased to drag race. That's exactly what it did for 24 years between two different owners. The second owner eventually pulled the engine for his jet boat, and pawned the rolling chassis to a friend for cash, to get married.
The friend held onto the car for over 5 years, and eventually let it go with the property/building it was stored in. By that time some of the original parts had been stripped. Fortunately, along comes a Nova lover and purchases this Nova SS. He takes it to a local Body shop, has the car removed from the frame, and completely restores it, changing the color to Hugger Orange.
This guy is a Harley Davidson lover, and his wife has taken an interest. So, he offers it up for sale to buy her a bike. This is where I come in. I trade a nice Harley, with matching trailer, and some cash for it. Now, it's my turn. Over the Winter (Yeah, I made the deal in the middle of Winter..... long story) I made several changes to make the car more correct. While I had the car apart I noticed how clean and original the floorboards, etc., were.
I checked the engine transmission and rear end numbers. The engine is a 1973 454 with a mild build. Has a Lakewood scatter shield, A Borg Warner Super T-10 4 speed. Had a super street/strip shifter. I changed that to a competition plus and put a stock boot and ring back when I added sound deadener and new carpet. The rear had also been changed. It was also a 1973 code. Took it to a local suspension shop and had the new True Track ( no clutches) with 342 gears ( I live in the country ), for highway driving. Sent it to the local Body Shop and had it stripped to the metal. (again, very clean nice car).
Now it's what you see in the picture. Oh, I also added the body side moldings at the local body shop and the vinyl top. Has many new parts including a new dash bezel and in dash tach, under dash gauges, etc. Thank you for your interest. I tried to keep this short. Bob Cole ( Odessa, WA )
This car started its life in the Detroit area and was built into a drag car. It was named "Agent Orange" and was famous for the wheelies it used to do. It was a famous car locally at Milan and other local drag strips. The previous owner bought the car about ten years ago and restored it to a street legal car. He removed the cage and did a rotisserie restoration on it. His friend in North Carolina who is involved in NASCAR built the engine for him. It is a 440 Six pack 4 speed and has he claims 700HP.