Last updated Mar 16, 2008
This car was one of the fastest I've ever owned. It was a race car in street trim. I wrote that it had 13,000 miles on it and that was true 13,000 on the body. It was the Local speed shops car, they are out of business today but it was Ed Sielski's Performance Center. I have to tell you it was thrilling to drive. When equipped with slicks it would pull the front wheels off the ground. It was truley heart breaking what happened to car after I sold it. The next owner blew the motor up in less than a month, it was parked in front of his grandmother's house then was parked at another guys place but always outside. The pictures of the car that I have it had the original paint except for the doors where the speed shops logo had been removed. I will try to find other pictures of it and create an album. this picture was taken on my 21st birthday, I remember there was five of us that went down to the road where picture was taken with a gallon of water and tested the line lock. After the picture was taken with all five of in the car I still did a three gear burn-out but had to slow down before I came up on a stop sign.
396 four bolt main block bored .30 over, 12.5 to 1 compression, Crane fireball cam, roller rockers, 850 c.f.m. Holley, Muncie M-21 four speed, scatter shield, driveshaft loop, c-clip eliminater rear set up, 4:11 12 bolt posi., Autometer tach with rev control, line lock, cool can, Hurst Super Shifter and alot of other stuff but you get the idea.
This car was a SS 396 375 horse car from the factory. When it was delivered it had the small dog dish hub caps, no power steering, just a bare minimum standard interior. But it was delivered with the cowl hood. I remember it was very different for that reason, it was an unusual feature back then for a non Z/28 to have that kind of hood.
One of the cool things about this car was you could remove the entire exhuast system and carry it in trunk. It had the header mufflers and 45 degreee angled side dumps. It was loud too with the high compression. It was absolutley awsome!!
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