Show me a sleeper, and I’ll raise you this 1978 Chevrolet Chevette stuffed with 427-inches of big-block goodness.
The little black beauty is reportedly a two-owners car, and the current owner took the time to painstakingly restore it with NOS parts, gorgeous black paint work and the aforementioned hunk of big-block nastiness complete with L88 aluminum heads, performance cam, and aluminum intake manifold capped with a hearty 780 cfm Holley carburetor.
And it sounds unbelievable, as you’ll hear in the video above.
But the best part is how this ’78 appears from the outside: It sits on steelies with caps while the OEM-look pea-shooter exhaust would fool anybody– that is, if they somehow didn’t first hear the rumble of it’s hulking powerplant. The bodywork, too, is free of aftermarket parts and the whole thing is arrow-straight.
But the owner wasn’t done there. It sits on heavy-duty springs and steering duties are handled by rack and pinion, while the 12-bolt rear end is fitted with 3:90 gears. It even has disc brakes to help scrub off speed in a pinch.
And it’s the same story inside– no extra gauges, no sports seats, nothing. It looks bone-stock right down to its hilarious-yet-somehow-clean plaid seats. Clearly, this car was treated well even before the current owner got it.
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