Quick Take: Randy Rensby said he bought his 1969 Chevy Nova “with a split bench, 2-speed Powerglide, tired 350 and a sunroof. Over the next dozen years, we’ve done a complete body and interior restoration, sprayed it 1986 Corvette Torch Flame Red, added a ZZ4 crate 350 full roller with AFR heads, and Performance Distributors’ one-wire DUI distributor.” The TH400 automatic trans, with a 3,800-stall, is shifted via a B&M ratchet shifter. The diff packs 3.55 gears.
Quick Take: Joe Pisano bought his 1972 Chevelle SS 454 in 1974 from its original owner and turned it into a street/strip car. Factory original with an LS5 and Muncie M22 four-speed, the car now features an automatic trans. Factory options include air conditioning, AM/FM 8-track stereo, as well as power steering and brakes. Joe added a tilt wheel and rear window defroster to the options list.
Quick Take: Carlos Alvarado said his 1968 Chevelle Malibu SS is a real VIN code 138 car. “It currently has a built L72 427 with a TH400, 3,000-stall converter, all tubular UMI control arms, boxed convertible frame and will enjoy some more Pro Touring-type upgrades in the future.”
1987 Monte Carlo
Quick Take: Valentin Coronado said his dad, Hugo Coronado, bought his 1987 Monte Carlo SS Aero Coupe from its original owner when Valentin was 1 year old. When Valentin turned 16, Hugo gave him the Aero Coupe for a birthday present. Originally silver, the Coronados repainted it 2010 Camaro Imperial Blue with a hint of pearl added. The original 305/350 was swapped for a 5.3L LS and 4L65E, built by Gauntt’s Transmission of Pasadena, Texas.
Quick Take: Martin, or Martie as his friends call him, scored this 1963 Chevy Impala four-door hardtop sports sedan from his father-in-law and spent two years completing a restoration that included paint and freshening up its 283 with a Powerglide automatic transmission. The finishing touch was to dangle a pair of red and white fuzzy dice from the rearview mirror.