|By The Numbers
||'69 four-bolt 350ci with '74 400ci crank to make 383ci, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Q-jet carb, Holley 850, COMP XE288HR cam, Edelbrock 64cc iron heads, COMP Pro Magnum roller rockers
||'84 GM NP440 four-speed, Hurst Indy shifter
||cut coil springs with Energy Suspension poly bushings in the front, custom 11/2 drop springs in the rear
||CPP 11-inch discs in the front, stock drums for the rear
||GM 10-bolt, Eaton posi, 3.36 gears
||15x7 and 15x8 Cragar Street Star
||225/60R15 and 275/50R5 BFGoodrich Radial T/A
||"A 12-bolt with 3.73 gears, Lakewood scattershield, custom headers with cutouts, Line-Loc, and an interior that doesn't get soggy every time it rains. Then drive the snot out of it some more."
|'80 Malibu Thomas Souren • Denville, NJ
It's a true granny car; this Malibu was owned by Thomas Souren's grandmother and only racked up 16K miles going back and forth to church, the market, and the hairdresser once a week. Thomas only put 4K on "Madge" over the next four years before parking it for a makeover. As a longtime SCCA GT1 racer, Thomas pondered turning the Malibu into a track car with a GM LS6 crate engine, but he just couldn't stand cutting the perfect body or ruining the flawless interior. He's still dropping in the LS6; the goal now is to make it look as factory installed as possible using original '70s GM parts. The only giveaway on the outside will be the Goodmark steel cowl hood.