1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass
The car is now retired from its official racing career, but it still serves dutifully as a certified street terror. We recently modernized the Olds 463 powerplant, based on the desirable 1968 455 block fitted with an Eagle crank and rods, KB pistons, and a serious Milodon oiling system. The top end is all aluminum from Edelbrock, and a stout Comp roller moves the valves. A custom-built Holley 850 feeds the intake, and Kooks headers feed the 3" exhaust. The trans is a built 200R4 with a mild converter, and the rear axle is an M9 unit fitted with 3.70 gears. The car's drag shocks have given way to Bilsteins, and a modest audio system was added.
The car retains functional AC and all power options, and thanks to time spent dialing it in, it has excellent street manners, aided by the enormous amount of torque under foot. We really, really like this car, and we make sure it sees the road very often.