'66 Caprice Rodney Cole West Bloomfield, MI Rather than sink money into a six-speed swap on his '95 Impala, Rodney Cole decided to just pick up another toy. Originally he was searching for fourth-gen Camaros and Corvettes, but this '66 Caprice kept crossing his path, so he decided to check it out. The car was in excellent condition with lots of spare parts, but the automatic-backed small-block was less than inspiring. Rodney decided to pass on it, that is, until the owner later dropped the price to an irresistible $4,500. So far, the only real surprise was discovering that the 350 was actually a 305. No matter though, Rodney has plans for a big-block four-speed for the Caprice.

By The Numbers
Engine: 454ci, rectangular-port heads with roller rockers, Crane solid-roller cam, Edelbrock Victor intake, MSD ignition
Trans: M-20 Muncie four-speed with a Hurst shifter
Suspension: stock
Brakes: original drums all around
Rearend: 12-bolt
Wheels: 18-inch Boss Motorsport 338
Tires: 245/40R18 and 275/40R18
Future plans: After the big-block and four-speed, a full Hotchkis suspension upgrade is planned as well as disc brakes.

'71 Chevelle Christopher Joseph North Attleboro, MA It's not easy to find good muscle cars in the great white snowy New England states, but Christopher Joseph actually has six other projects besides this '71 Chevelle. Now you know who's hogging them all. It's also been to his benefit as well, since Christopher has been able to turn his passion and talent for building high-performance muscle cars into an occupation as well as a hobby. Of course juggling that many projects can get time consuming and frustrating, but Christopher tell us it's the thought of the finished product that drives him to work on each car every day.

By The Numbers
Engine: 406ci, Brodix heads, COMP roller cam, Weiand Team G intake, Holley 850
Trans: TH-350 with Pro Magnum shifter
Suspension: stock with 21/2-inch lowering blocks in the rear
Brakes: discs on all four wheels
Rearend: 12-bolt with posi diff and 4.11 gears
Wheels: 17x9.5 American Racing Torq-Thrusts II
Future plans: If he gets his way, Christopher wants to see each of his cars featured in PHR. Keep in touch, we'll be happy to take a look.