We’re once again headed back to the drag strip, this time to watch as two classic GM muscle cars square off in a sprint to the finish with some heads-up drag racing action between a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport and 1967 Pontiac GTO.
Once again coming to us from the Cars And Zebras YouTube channel, the video clocks in at just under five minutes, and includes walkarounds, specs, and some racing action to finish it off. If all you’re after is the drag racing, then skip ahead to the two-minute, 45-second mark.
So then, what do these two GM classics have to offer in terms of performance? Well, in the first lane, we have the 1967 Pontiac GTO, which is showing up with the 400 cubic-inch High Output V8 engine, which includes an upgraded cam, a 10.75:1 compression ratio, and output ratings of 360 horsepower at 5,100 rpm and 438 pound-feet of torque at 3,600 rpm. This particular example is fitted with a four-speed manual transmission, which feeds a set of 3.90 rear gears. Weight with driver is around 3,720 pounds.
It’s one sweet setup, but the competition has something to say as well. Running in the other lane is a 1969 Chevy Chevelle Super Sport, which is equipped with the L78 396 cubic-inch V8 with four-bolt mains, a forged steel crank and rods, mechanical lifters, a Holley 780 cfm carb, and 11.0:1 compression ratio. Put it all together, and output from the factory was set at 375 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 415 pound-feet of torque, although those figures were substantially underrated. Muscle is sent rearwards through a four-speed manual transmission, while 4.56 rear gears finish it off. Curb weight with driver is estimated at 3,798 pounds with driver.
Both models compete in the Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race series, which allows for a few modifications.
Which GM machine will walk away the winner? Hit play to find out: