Power comes from a great-running 283 cubic inch small block, so you can ignore the 327 decal on the chrome air cleaner, which was simply installed to make it look right. You won’t miss those extra cubes, as this 283 runs great and pulls the lightweight coupe around with enthusiasm. The engine bay is highly detailed, with the engine wearing a correct coat of Chevy Orange paint and it’s nice to see that they didn’t go overboard with aftermarket stuff. Underneath it’s solid and presentable, with a PowerGlide automatic transmission and a 10-bolt out back, and as a warm climate car, the floors are in good order. Those cast iron exhaust manifolds dump into a dual exhaust system using a proper transverse muffler and it sits on 14-inch Rally wheels with reproduction E70-14 Firestone redline tires.

La Vergne, Tennessee, United States