Cream premium-grain hide
interiors matched to wood
detailing compliment a high-style
body finished to concourse quality
in fire-engine red with more chrome
than the sun can shine on.
Under the bonnet we’ve got a
rebored Chevy big block fitted-out
with Mallory ignition, Holley twin-carbs,
Genie extractors, high-stall converters,
a port-matched Edelbrock manifold on
heads running lumpy cams, roller rockers,
MT covers and cooled through a
five-row baffled cross-flow radiator with an
electric water-pump, braided hose and
twin thermo fans
(and it still runs pretty hot).
It'll red-line at
4800 revs delivering
250 brake horse-power through a
Turbo 400 transmission with a
B&M shifter, belting down
the drive train to a
1:3.36 ratio rear diff with
fat Firestones on
14-by-8 deep-dish rims.
At the arse-end it's high
cleared, at the front-end,
low. Mate, this one
can smoke it up, laying down
a quarter mile in 15.9
at 108 miles an hour.
First published, in slightly different form, in Cordite 17: Driver, April 2004.