power comes from a 289 cubic inch V8 that has been augmented with parts like an Edelbrock intake and 4-barrel carburetor, new ignition system, and a set of long-tube headers. It was originally a C-code 2-barrel engine, so it’s a real V8 car, and the extra power will always be welcome. The engine bay isn’t showy or detailed, although it’s clean with satin black inner fenders and Ford Blue on the block itself. Edelbrock contributed a set of cast aluminum rocker covers and a matching air cleaner, creating a clean, simple look that works well with the car’s personality. Those long-tube headers feed a FLowmaster dual exhaust system, and the 3-speed automatic transmission snaps through the gears without hesitation.

Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States