When you open the hood, you see a V8 that’s worth showing off. That’s because within the painted engine bay there’s a ton of bright components like the pulleys, steel braided hoses, air topper, alternator, brake booster, and Chevrolet valve covers. But more than look good, this motor helps the car earn its fast flames. This 327 cubic-inch V8 is larger than any small block offered in the ’57, and it has been upgraded with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor and headers. This V8 has plenty of power, and it has no trouble announcing it thanks to the wicked dual exhaust. Best of all, you have full control over the enhanced V8 and its soundtrack thanks to the four-speed manual transmission. Out on the road, features like power steering, power brakes with discs up front, and the grip of modern tires make this a fine cruiser to show off your unique ’57 everywhere. In fact, the aluminum radiator with electric fan means this one can even stay cool in traffic with the A/C pumping.

Lutz, Florida, United States