Brutal is one word for the mammoth 454 cubic inch big block under the hood. Fitted with a mild cam, the motor takes no prisoners and is ready to rip torque through the asphalt. It can also be remarkably docile and easy to manage in real-world traffic thanks to an aluminum intake and an Edelbrock 600CFM of glasspack mufflers to handle the rumble. Beautifully dressed in black custom 454 valve covers and Edelbrock air cleaner, it’s neatly presented for show or go, with an eye toward attracting attention anywhere the hood is popped. Power front discs and power steering tame this beast for a more pleasant driving experience, and leaf springs out back do their best to plant the power coming from a beefy 12-bolt rear end. Bright rallye wheels are always a timeless look on a 1st gen Camaro, and this one wears modern-sized 25/60/15 front and 235/60/115 rear BFGoodrich T/A white-letter radials for a pure look.

Fort Worth, Texas, United States