So I'm all for originality, but there are just somethings about that car, 68 impala, that wasn't very, um... technically road friendly
it didn't handle AT ALL, and did great at lots of 1 tire fire shootouts in closed spaces and in hot traffic...
So I'm going to try to find a rolling chassis with the LEAST amount of rust, and go from there. 1968 4 door Chevrolet Impala 8 cylinder, needs to be a 327, so that's where I'm headed. Probably going to go with a t56 viper style transmission, maybe 9:1 compression, but keep it classy, really good IRON heads, to reduce headgasket shearing forces, go to aluminum heads later. But get the good rear end, Chevy proper, none of this 9 inch mess, and cheat all the way on axles, bearings, drifeshafts, seals, bushings, fluids and rear end styles... Think cruise at 120 at 2500 revs, knowing the CAR can take 150 or more, but can YOU
Please don't ask about my budget, it's my business, and I've been around long enough to know the game and how it works.