While working in my dad's shop in the early 70's, we got in a 1971 (or
1972?) El Camino LS6 454 to put a clutch in. The car belonged to one of our
customers who owned a used car lot, not his personal car but one that he was
going to put on the lot. I mentioned to my dad that I would like to trade
for the car but he thought I was crazy. This had to be a pretty rare car.
Another rare one- a plumber that was friends of ours in our small town
special ordered a 1966 Chevrolet Impala SS with a 425hp 427 and 4-speed. He
drove a pickup so his wife drove the Impala. She didn't like the manual
transmission or the rough idle so my dad swapped engines for the guy-
between the 283 in his pickup and the 427 in the Impala. The pickup kept
its 3-speed manual, the Impala got a powerglide, I don't know what happened
to the 4-speed. I can't imagine what that Impala could have been worth
> Just saw a 1970 Chevelle LS6 Convertible, super low mileage, ex record
> drag car sell at Barrett-Jackson for $1,150,000.