This beast belongs to a friend of mine and the mighty 409 just came back to life again (no mufflers yet)...way too loud for my camera! There's still some work to finish but everyone is looking forward to see this car on the street (and on the track?) again...
It's believed to be a former NHRA B/Stock drag car, writing on fenders says "Jungle Fever". It was always a race car since 60s and was featured in "Super Chevy" Magazine in the early 90s. It spend some time in the UK as well and finally came to Germany last year. We're still trying to find out more about its history...maybe YOU can help us?
1962 Chevy Bel-Air 409
This is Floyd Garrett's personal 1962 Bel-Air...all numbers
matching..409...it took three years to restore...and it shows..very
nice...ck it out!!
Floyd Garrett's Muscle Car Museum
'63 Chevy Impala SS on Dyno. LOUD!!
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Chris Ashworth records a gorgeous Chevy Impala SS on the Dyno at the Hot Rod Power Tour.
This has the 409 cid V8 engine. Be sure to turn up your speakers!
132469 / 1965 Chevrolet Biscayne
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This 1965 Chevrolet Biscayne is the textbook definition of "sleeper." We've
had other cars that certainly fit the bill, but none as single-mindedly
dedicated to the art of deception and speed as this one. With that
unsuspecting 2-door sedan body style, a bench seat, and even whitewall
tires on steel wheels, this car is so low-profile that it's practically
invisible. Even sweeter, it's a factory radio and heater delete piece, so
the stage was already set when the restoration began in January 2006.
Already a clean, western car, the restoration has taken it to just the
right level to keep it low profile. Those massive quarter panels are so
straight they look like they just popped out of the stamping press, gaps
are about how the factory did it, and they got the doors to fit so well
that they latch with your fingertip. The finish is two-stage urethane, so
it'll look this good practically forever, and the finish is more than equal
to the original "Magic Mirror" acrylic lacquer used in '65. The only tip of
the hand anywhere on the car are those 396 badges, but by the time you're
close enough to read them it's already too late.
The car was originally delivered with a six-cylinder engine, so matching
numbers and all that nonsense is out the window anyway, and today it
features a beautifully detailed 454 cranking out a conservatively estimated
500 horsepower. It
is also nicely detailed with Chevy Orange paint on the block, heads, and
valve covers, and a proper decal on the chrome air cleaner would be a nice
addition. Most observers won't notice the upgraded intake and carburetor,
and the long-tube headers are common enough that nobody will think twice
when they see them.
The transmission is an indestructible Muncie M22 4-speed "rock crusher"
that's shifted by a heavy-duty Centerforce clutch inside a Lakewood
scatter-proof bellhousing. Denny's Driveshaft fabricated the custom
aluminum driveshaft that spins a 12-bolt full of 4.10 gears on an Eaton
limited slip. The suspension is 100% stock all around, with new components
used throughout, including fresh shocks at all four corners. The finishing
touch and perhaps the greatest pieces of stealth equipment on the entire
car are those original 15-inch steel wheels with "dog dish" hubcaps wearing
BFGoodrich Silvertown whitewall bias-ply tires. Pure awesome!
The spacious bench seat interior has been fully restored to stock condition
in the original fawn color using correct reproduction fabrics. As I said,
this is a factory radio and heater delete car, which is how it sits today,
although there's a vintage tach mounted on the steering column, and a pair
of auxiliary gauges mounted down low and out of sight. There's also a Hurst
shifter with cue ball knob managing the 4-speed, but the guy in the car
next to you won't be able to spot it when you're out hunting. New carpets,
a fresh headliner, and factory-correct work throughout make this one heck
of a clean interior that only adds to the sleeper vibe coming off this
Biscayne. In back, the trunk is also finished to stock specs with a new mat
and matching spare tire and jack assembly.
If you haven't driven a low-profile car like this on the street, you don't
know the almost maniacal glee that comes from stomping some kid in a
tricked-out Honda or a late-model Camaro using what they would
probably refer to as "grandma's car." Crack the throttle, dump the clutch,
and watch as the big block under the hood practically yanks the front tires
off the pavement. There's just nothing like that kind of fun anywhere else
in the automotive world. If that sounds like you, here's the perfect
weapon. Call today!