There are few things we love more than seeing well-sorted classic cars being put to task. It seems we're in good company on that front. Dick Eytchison shares our belief that, "you just don't appreciate them unless you get out there and drive them."

Over the years, Dick has whipped his 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle sedan into an autocross terror. With a breathed-on 383 crate V8 spitting out around 400 horsepower, the Chevelle has no deficit of grunt. Of course, getting a mid-sixties muscle bruiser to sprint in a straight line has never been an issue; it's getting the machine to go right and left that's the challenge.

The 68-year-old weekend racer ditched the factory rear end for a stout Ford nine-inch with a Truetrac limited slip, and a set of Baer brakes on all four corners bring the machine down from speed. Up front, 13-inch rotors get pressed by four-piston calipers, while the back axle makes due with a couple of 12-inch discs.

A full suite of Hotchkis goodies, including A-arms, sway bars and spindles, help keep the machine planted, as do Bilstein shocks on all four corners. The finished product looks right at home dodging cones. We dig it. Check it out in the video below.

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      Cool guy with a great car. I would love to see a side by side video with the same model Chevy with a stock suspension doing the same course. I suspect there would be enough body roll to make my computer monitor tip over.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great looking car. There's such a great appreciation I have for car owners who aren't afraid of really driving their builds, especially older cars like these.
      William Miller
      • 2 Years Ago
      well done! it's in a great condition!
      Anthony Williams
      • 2 Years Ago
      thats a bad ass chevy.. corny music though..
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, real realness, everything about this story is pure good. Man, love love love that attitude. That is one beautiful engine bay, and did you see it go through those cones? Mr. Eytchison, thank you.
      • 2 Years Ago
      All that just to drive it around a parking lot in 2nd gear. Get that thing on a real racetrack!
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      Its good to see someone who knows how to live his life right.
      • 2 Years Ago
      man... if that doesn't make you want to run out and buy an old chevy, nothing will.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, a lot of 68-year-old guys would be out gardening, or heading out in their Class A motorhomes, but he's autocrossing a '65 Malibu. Sweet.
      • 2 Years Ago
      That was cool, and the guy has great taste! I gotta give props to Hotchkis as well; their TVS systems for old muscle are amazing in how they transform these cars. Look how flat his big boat hauls through the cones.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Always funny how most people think that older cars are just big, heavy boats. Fact is, generally speaking they are significantly LIGHTER than their modern counterparts. Case in point: this car began life as a 3000lb (give or take a few depending on specific model) car. Hardly what I would call a "big boat".
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