Brandon PillardMarysville, Kansas'58 Chevy Biscayne
Drivetrain: A rebuilt 350 provides power, getting a little extra pep from a mild cam, Power Plus intake, Edelbrock carb, and MSD distributor. It looks cool, too, thanks to the finned Edelbrock valve covers, flamed Cadillac-style air cleaner, and ram's horn exhaust manifolds breathing through dual glasspacks. A Lokar-shifted 700-R4 makes for effortless highway cruisin'.
Chassis: The Chevy's X-frame chassis is mostly stock, with the exception of Air Ride Technologies air springs replacing the coils at all four corners. Better braking is achieved with front discs from Master Power, while GM power steering makes cruising and parking a little easier on the arms.
Wheels & Tires: The stock 14-inch steel wheels are painted red for contrast, covered with repro Lancer hubcaps, and wrapped in semi-skinny whitewall radials.
Body & Paint: Gary Gerberding and the crew at The Body Shop (Grand Island, NE) get credit for the PPG Vanilla Shake paint and all that lies beneath it. The body is devoid of all emblems, handles, and locks and also features filled seams, a relocated fuel filler, smooth firewall, and dual frenched antennas. Gone are the fake front fender louvers; all those in the hood are real. Frenched '59 Pontiac lenses light up the rear, while portions of two '60 Olds grilles (to achieve the correct width) fill the mouth up front, with park lights hidden behind. The outside mirrors are '55 Chevy, and believe it or not, that neat-looking side trim is stock.
Interior: The custom metalwork spills over inside with molded seams on the bright-red dash. Phil Hartzell (Aurora, NE) gets credit for stitching the red-and-white Allante vinyl, which covers '64 Impala bucket seats, a stock rear bench, and a custom console. Other features include a Colorado Custom wheel atop the ididit tilt column and Custom Autosound tunes playing through Pioneer speakers.