By The Numbers
Engine: 396-inch big-block Chevy
Transmission: Muncie four-speed
Suspension: tubular control arms (front and rear)
Brakes: four-wheel discs
Rear: GM 12-bolt with 3.55 gears and posi
Comforts: A/C, lush upholstery (for the wife)
Body: fresh black paint

1973 Firebird * Ron Evans * Los Angeles, CA
Ron Evans grew up working on cars with his father since he was about 8 years old. His father worked at local GM dealerships his whole life. When Ron was old enough, he was able to get his father's employee discount when he ordered this '73 Firebird in 1972. Ron drove the car hard into the '80s, performing amateur body work with way too much filler. Ron ended up getting a job with Chrysler in 1993, who gave him a company car, and the Firebird stayed in the car port until 2004. Ron wanted to get his father's help, and to include his own son. He had been out of the culture for a while, so he keeps up on PHR to see what's hot, and had artist Kris Horton do a project rendering for him. Let's just say there will be a lot of carbon fiber.

By The Numbers
Engine: 455ci Pontiac
Transmission: Turbo 400 with Gear Vendors
Suspension: Strong Arm control arms, Air Ride four-link
Brakes: Wilwood rotors with Hydroboost
Rear: GM 12-bolt, 3.42 gears, and Eaton posi
Body: carbon-fiber body modification
Wheels: five-spoke with carbon-fiber overlay

1971 Nova * Nathan Shaw * Farmington, MN
"If you can help get that four-door Nova out back running, you can have it," Nathan Shaw's pops said when he was 14, and that's what started it all. Since then, he has upgraded to a two-door model. The four-door helped him realize what he wanted out of his muscle car. He wasn't looking to follow any trends, or break any records, but have a healthy turbo-powered import-killer. While working at a GMC dealership, he caught a 6.0L Denali motor headed to the recycling bin, and figured it would be a good start for his turbo project. To get the car ready, Nathan sent it out to be sandblasted and primered. He ended up having to replace almost all of the panels.

By The Numbers
Engine: 6.0L GMC w/turbo
Transmission: 4L80E
Chassis: eight-point cage, DSE mini-tubs
Brakes: power disc (front)
Rear: GM 12-bolt
Wheels: Ralleys (15-inch)
Tires: BFG Radial T/A and Drag Radials