The engine is a stout LS4 454 cubic inch V8, rebuilt to LS6 specs and dressed for duty in the El Camino. With finned valve covers, factory cowl induction air cleaner, and original style exhaust manifolds. However, under the air cleaner lives an Edelbrock intake manifold, Rochester 4-barrel carburetor, upgraded cam, 10.5:1 compression pistons, and an HEI ignition system. A dual exhaust system gives it a fantastic big block bark, and the slick-shifting 4-speed manual transmission doesn’t mind the occasional hard shift in the heat of combat. A heavy-duty 12-bolt rear end with an upgraded cover doesn’t mind the horsepower one bit and the brakes were recently upgraded to 4-wheel discs. It rolls on a set of handsome 15-inch SS wheels wearing 235/60/15 white-letter radials.

Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States