The C-code 289 cubic inch V8 under the hood pretty much sticks to the factory recipe, so it’s reliable, torquey, and fun to drive. There’s still a Ford intake and 2-barrel carb up top, so it’s pretty good on gas, and the factory exhaust manifolds now feed a dual exhaust system that probably frees up a few horsepower. Other upgrades include an aluminum radiator up front to keep it cool on the hottest days, power steering, and power front disc brakes.

Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States