I really like what DUB6 from Boise is describing here. Numbers matching is great and I am always excited and impressed by a numbers matching car, but they are very expensive and time consuming to buy and or put together. I like how DUB6 put together an awesome car that turns heads, and although not a numbers matching GTO is just as cool in my book. I have followed that same type of thinking as I have put together my 65 Impala SS. I had one in high school that was a hot rod and not numbers matching then and the one I have now is an original SS but the 327 and powerglide were gone a few owners before me. It still says 327 on the front fender and when you open the hood it looks like a hot rodded 327, but is really a 450 HP 383. When you look at the SS console it looks like the powerglide console except for the 2 extra gears on the shift indicator window, because it has a 700R4 that lets my 3:73 posi 12 bolt carry the car at 75 mph at 2300 rpms but still get off the line quickly. There are other unseen to the eye but subtle updates that I have done to this car to make it drive better and ride better while keeping that vintage hot rod look. Loved seeing this article and the smile on the daughters face!
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