Nowadays, just about anything drivable with a big block and and a stick from this era is either a basket case or restored and priced stratospherically. Here is a classic, mean-looking torque beast that you could carelessly park between two Tauruses while you are at Wal-Mart and then fry the hides on the way out of the parking lot. No, it will not win any beauty pageants and it is not the lightest machine by any means, but it fits the bill.
With fuel at 2 bucks a gallon you could make this your daily driver and still afford a leather jacket. If you ever decide to bring an end to your muscle car experience, you probably won't take a beating on the resale, either. The way classic car prices have been trending, you may even make a few bucks.
DT: Under the hood of this thing is a 429 cubic inch CobraJet version of the 385 series V8. The CobraJet was rated at 370 horsepower (although it may have made much more if you believe the conspiracy theorists of the day) and was mated to a close ratio 4-speed manual gearbox and a 3.25:1 traction lok rear end.
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