GBOTM Feb. '21 Entries - "Sleepers"

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jiho

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I still have a couple pics of the Malibu. But it still had the Buick V6. so I guess it was more like in a "wakeful coma"?
 

Rus

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Greetings Guys; I check in every day. I've had the HONOR of being the car of the month more than once. But I could Not resist, here is the Bronze Brick on day 3 around August 3rd 1979. "Sleeper", you be the judge. It was the 2nd quickest car you could buy in 1979. I know that's not sayin' much? Ole' Bob.
What kind of times and drive train?
 

Texas82GP

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vanrah

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Hi Russ & all; Lm-1, TH350, 2.73 posi gear. Same engine as a Z-28 & std corvette engine of the day. Do I need to say SLOW? But everything else was Slower! It was a sad time for Car Nuts. Ya had to build it yourself back then. No tuners either, Ole' Bob. Ps: Check out The Bronze Brick a Very Unusual 9C1
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timo22

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Ok , I’ll throw my hat in the ring. Although not really fast by today’s standards, but it does fit the criteria.
Mild SBC 350, Turbo 350 and 7.5 posi. I’ve surprised quite a few drivers.

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39F

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Looks less aggressive now that it has a turbo hood ,496 th350 150shot of spray, best of 10.20 ,but sleeper reputation has worn off quickly in pittsburgh ,at car meets and local races 🤣🤘
 
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64nailhead

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The best sleepers are 4 doors, because nobody believes anybody would bother with one. Think sloppymechanics Fairmont.

Coupes with wheels, or even wagons these days are always suspect.

I'm always somewhat irked when I see a coupe with dog dish caps and giant rear tires called a sleeper.
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Nothing says sleeper like four doors, no chrome wheels, no fresh paint job, stock hood, factory seats and lastly needs to be in the 10's.


Chris is on the edge of 10's - this gets my vote.
 
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Northernregal

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Nothing says sleeper like four doors, no chrome wheels, no fresh paint job, stock hood, factory seats and lastly needs to be in the 10's.


Chris is on the edge of 10's - this gets my vote.
Turbo, full send 4 door with original patina, capability of easily running 10s and still rocks the bench with modest safety equipment.

Definition of sleep right here.
 
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Rus

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Oct 7, 2016
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I dug in your post history and it does not go back to a build thread. Looking forward to finding it...

I now return you to our regularly scheduled program...
I did a build but never continued it to my conclusion. I just added hydroboost and a new intake manifold. Will see if can find my original thread.
I cannot locate my frame off build either. Disappointed.
 

06 dodge cr

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Best "sleeper" picture I have of mine, taken last year.
 

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