The owner of this build decided he wanted the best of “both worlds.” The first part of the build was to the pull the numbers matching 396 motor and the 4 speed Muncie numbers matching transmission and rebuild both and place them on an engine stand. The original steering box, exhaust manifolds, carburetor and suspension were preserved. Then we selected a period correct 454 motor and rebuilt it to be 850HP + by adding the performance parts MCE specializes in. Additionally a Richmond 5 speed racing transmission and a Hotchkis TVS Performance Suspension will be mated to a Wilwood 4 wheel Disc Brake system. Other performance parts that will be added include an Aeromotive Fuel System with a Quickfuel E85 (alcohol) Carburetor, and Hooker headers mated to Magaflow Exhaust. The end result will be a Muscle Car that is both an original numbers matching vehicle and a Pro-Touring modified Rocket Ship with staggering performance!!