If Yenko cars were classics and Harrell cars rare, the ground-pounding, sidepipe-equipped machines produced by Joel Rosen of Motion Performance in conjunction with Baldwin Chevrolet were nothing short of awesome. For around $3,600, each model had the 396 engine removed and, in its place was stuffed a more potent 450-horse 427 Rat motor. It also was delivered with a Muncie close-ratio four speed, Positraction rear end with re-welded spring perches, wide F-70x14 tires, dual exhaust, SS 427 emblems, chrome valve covers and air cleaner, modified 7500 rpm ignition, heavy-duty radiator, power front disc brakes, full dyno tune and factory warranty. For a mere $1,200 more, there was a healthier version available that featured a 500-horse engine, Super-Bite suspension, a large three-barrel Holley carb and special aluminum intake manifold, modified Mallory ignition system, dual electric fuel pumps, tuned equal-length headers, fiberglass hood scoop, racing clutch and aluminum flywheel encased in a competition-approved scattershield. Needless to say, these cars were the epitome of street performance. Since Motion continued to sell cars when the 454 made its debut, there were a few 1971 Novas running around with the bigger Rat under the hood.
Just imagine....$4,800 and you had a brand new car that would run 11 second 1/4 mile times. What happened to those days? lol
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