This ’77 Buick LeSabre Might be the Ultimate Sleeper
No matter what car you’ve got, you can almost always find someone of comparable speed to race against at your local drag strip – even if that car is as slow and lethargic as a 1970s land yacht.However, the notion of "the sleeper" radically upsets that balance. Pull up next to an unassuming ‘70s family cruiser in your new Camaro, and you just might have your doors blown clear off. Let this be a shining example. At face value, this car looks like a typical 1977 Buick LeSabre, albeit equipped with some slick tires. On the inside it is a vintage LeSabre, still sporting its original interior, dashboard, radio, and air-conditioning. But underneath the hood, things start to get interesting. RELATED: Take a closer look at the 1979 Buick LeSabre
The Buick trades its standard engine for a 385ci Chevrolet small block LT1-based V8 and adds a shot of nitrous for good measure. The owner says the motor alone puts 400 horsepower to the wheels and 700 horsepower when using nitrous, which we full heartedly believe, because the 4,200-pound car just blasted through the quarter mile in a startling 9.85-seconds.
Who said late ‘70s cars were dull?
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Via: Speed Society
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