My dad and uncle used to race a 67 Biscayne 427, they bought it just for racing, 4 speed, rubber floor bench seat...they pulled the engine soon after they got it, had a bunch of go-fast goodies put in it, and turned 11's with it, on whatever crappy tires they used back then. Held some records here in South Dakota and over near Minneapolis, or so the story goes. I've seen some pics, but it was a long, long time ago. I'd absolutely love to see anything like that in person, there's nothing close to that where I'm at.
Thinking about that is about the only time I've ever wished I was 20 years older, so I could've owned something like that! Those are my all time favorite car stories, the odd-ball 60's cars with monsters under the hoods, and granny bench seats!
PS--that 427 went into my the 70 Chevelle that now belongs to my nephew, my dad bought the Chevelle in around 73, they were done racing, and they sold the Biscayne and kept the engine....the 307 went belly up, so in went the 427, 3 speed on the column, open 3:08 rear end....this was the car my mom drove 3 kids around in! Gas was cheap, so they didn't mind getting 3-4mpg. They kept it in the car until my oldest brother graduated, and sold the 427 to buy a 350 so they could give it to him, and he wouldn't kill himself.
From what my dad has told me, the Chevelle was a nightmare if you stood on it, the one 14" rear tire didn't stand a chance, no matter how fast you were going. More than once he said he ended up facing the wrong way on the street! He told me once he was going up a small hill, at about 35mph, and it had some seperation joints in the road. He hit about 3 of them, and the fourth was just enough of a bounce to make his foot heavier on the gas, and round it went. No damage, just dirty underpants. He never drove it in the rain, it wouldn't go anywhere. Looking back on the whole deal, he says, "that was dumb!" hahaha Justin
1970 Malibu 400 clone, 402bb
1978 Fairmont full 98 SVT Cobra swap
1955 Chevy Stepside, going on air ride frame soon!
My fastest 1/4 mile was in a Honda!