Propelling this red beauty around town is a strong and capable 283 V8. It’s neatly installed and very professional, and makes great power thanks to a Holley 4-barrel carburetor, polished intake manifold and upgraded Taylor Pro wiring system. There’s enough chrome here to make it worthwhile to open the hood at shows, and with a sizeable radiator up front, it never seems to get too warm out on the road. Block-hugging stainless headers feed a custom dual exhaust system that’s just about right for this elegant little sedan and a 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission means it’s effortless to drive at any speed. The front suspension is a Mustang II setup with rack-and-pinion power steering and power front disc brakes, while a 10-bolt GM rear end hangs on easy-riding leaf springs. A custom gas tank in back feeds the engine and a more than capable suspension really make this car ride and handle well. Shiny Unique chrome wheels are both traditional and contemporary, carrying 205/60/15 front and 235/60/15 rear BFGoodrich blackwall radials.

La Vergne, Tennessee, United States