A perfect case-in-point is the powerful 383 Stroker that rules inside the engine bay today, a wicked small block with less than 1,000 miles on it since it was rebuilt. Punched up with aluminum heads, a performance intake manifold topped by a 4-barrel carburetor, and a chrome dress up kit featuring ARP aluminum valve covers and a matching open-element air cleaner. A full MSD HEI system and updated plug wires ensure the motor cranks with ease, a big aluminum radiator keeps everything cool, and thanks to power steering and power front disc brakes, this car is daily-driver material. Long-tube headers feed a rumbling dual exhaust system, which terminates in subtle turn-downs that keep a low profile, which was probably the whole point.

La Vergne, Tennessee, United States