I drove a LT1 V8, hard, for fifteen years. This V6 is very impressive, not quit as much torque, but still very quick. For me, it has to be a manaul transmission. Plenty of power, cheaper gas, cheaper insurance, I can fit 18" snow tires, I have a spair and I saved $10,000! The exhaust note does not compare to the V8 though, so I'm going to install a catback system to fix that issue.
77 Type LT Rally Sport, Manual 3 speed, Inline 6, 3rd-
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