There was plenty of muscle on tap when you bought a Lil’ Red Express, thanks to a strong-running 360 that was not necessarily burdened by the same pollution controls that strangled the muscle cars. The 360 cubic inch V8 was upgraded by the factory with a cam from a 1968 340, heavy-duty valve train, a police-spec intake manifold and 4-barrel air cleaner, and a full roller timing chain. It’s still quite stock, but the performance sill surprise you, even today. The chrome dual snorkel air cleaner was also part of the package, and it’s dressed pretty much the way the factory did it, right down to the original decal on the lid. It’s tidy and shows signs of routine maintenance, but no modifications, which suggests it’s always been treated well. A heavy-duty TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic was the only transmission available, and it spins 3.55 gears out back, so it feels punchy around town but cruises easily on the highway. Obviously dual exhaust was standard, and this truck also carries dual gas tanks for bladder-bursting mileage. Cool aluminum wheels with fat 275/60/15 Goodyears complete the ideal ’70s look.

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Location: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States