Brian Trick's '72 Cutlass Supreme

I bought the car in '96 with the intent of using it as a daily driver,so I had an Olds to drive while working on my other Oldsmoblies. It is a North Carolina car with 73,000 miles. I found myself using it as a test bed to see what parts worked better. I had changed everything mechanically,& even decided to put a hot 455 C-headed engine in it to replace the tired 67 425 that a previous owner had installed. Then came more add-ons to follow.

After gaining some recognition from the local lead-footers,I decided that it deserved a new paint job to replace the original bronze color that was starting to show it's age. I then disassembled the car completeley,stripped the whole body down to the all solid metal,& had it painted '96 Lexus garnet pearl PPG base/clear. That is when the ram-air hood was added. All of the side emblem & molding holes were brazed shut & the vinyl top removed to give it that "straight & clean" look. I reassembled the car with all new weatherstripping,rechromed front & rear bumpers(442 rear),new GM door handles & trunk letters. The dark saddle interior was in excellent condition,so I left it alone. It has buckets with dual-gate console,tilt,sport wheel,& courtesy lighting. I detailed the trunk compartment,& detailed & simplified the engine compartment by removing all of the accesories,brake booster,power steering pump,& inner/outer ac/heater boxes.

The big puffer is kept cool by a 4-core radiator & oil cooler. It puts the power to a TH400 & a 3:70 10 bolt with a Moroso carrier. It has Competition Engineering drag shocks front & back,right rear air bag,& Southside lift bars. It rolls on Weld draglites(15x4 fronts, 15x10 rears). It has a Torque Tech 3" exhaust. The car looks simple & is very effective,running 11:80's. I am currently in the process of building a 620+ HP 507 with a 640 lift solid roller cam & Mondello full-competition heads. This combination should get me in the low 10's,or possibly the high 9's. I'll have to get a cage,so that will add to the 3800 lbs that I got it down to. Stay tuned...

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