It’s always nice to lift the hood and see a big block filling the engine bay. This has a terrific stock look, but as you dig deeper, you’re going to find some great upgrades. For example, not only is this 454 cubic-inch motor inhaling deeply from the fresh air cowl induction hood, but it also has a Weber four-barrel carburetor w/electric choke. And this mighty motor exhales deeply as long tube headers add power while contributing to the rumble of the dual exhaust. It also has the right supporting components, like an HEI ignition, newer water pump, and a large aluminum radiator. With big power like this, you’ll love taking full control over it with the upgraded Tremec five-speed manual transmission. Add in power steering and power brakes w/discs up front and you’ve got a powerful El Camino that’s easy to enjoy.

Mesa, Arizona, United States