'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.