Readers' Rides

Photo Gallery: Readers Share Their Sleeper Rides

Our friends at Summit Racing invited the audiences of their Facebook page and OnAllCylinders to share photos of their sleeper cars.

We liked it.

And, as they do, hot-rodders delivered.

Below we share a handful of the sleepers shared by readers as well as Summit Racing fans and customers.

My 1978 LTD2, with a 534BBF. Kind of shocking sometimes to other cars on the street. – Denis L.
6.0 LS/T56-swapped Impala wagon. – Tyler J.
1989 Volvo 740 with 350 small block Chevy. 330 bhp, stock brakes, stock suspension, stock rear axle. – Andy A.
How about a turbo Ecotec-powered Smart Car that runs 10.90s. – Trevor H.
Flat hood 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T with 496 stroker and 4-speed. – Andrew W.
My daily driver here in Germany. 1972 C10 with 5.3L LS swap. Cammed and tuned. – Markus E.
My ‘84 Dodge Diplomat, EFI 5.2 Magnum, single GT45 turbo. – Ralph M.
1972 Pontiac Firebird “350” with a 396 BBC, TH400 4.10 12-bolt posi. – Patrick C.
Supercharged 3.8L and five-speed. Planning to swap 5.0L Coyote, 6.0L LS or 5.7L Hemi. – R.J. D.
It doesn’t look like a sleeper but everyone thinks it has a slow carbed SBC. But it’s a fresh built 350 complete with an EFI system, long-tube headers and performance exhaust. – Wilperro R.
My 75 Malibu was pretty tame. Opened up the exhaust, headers, XPype dual Flowmasters, and a Spectre cold air ram on the 350 SBC. It became a grocery getter with some pep. – Brian L
My 78 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham D’Elegance. Powered by what started life as a 500 cu in in a 75 Eldorado. Now measures 530 cu in. Sports 10:1 compression Keith Black pistons (and a laundry list of other improvements) with over 500 hp and 600 ft.-lbs. of torque at the rear. Definition of sleeper. – Chad M.
My daily sleeper bone stock outside cammed tuned, cold air intake, Borla exhaust, very unassuming. I love it. – Colin T.
My 1968 Firebird with a 575 hp modified LS2 6.0L. – Mike M.
1977 Cutlass Supreme. With a built 1970
Rocket 350. – Nicholas L.
1987 Buick Regal with a 6-cylinder. 11.95 @ 113. – Russell G.
Who would ever think, a BBC 468 , 4L80E, with 3:73 gears, is in my rust bucket …. It gets picked on, the picking stops when the light turns green lol. – Richard M.
Turbo LS 5.3 Jeep Liberty, TSP cam, meth injection, currently 15 psi making around 650ish. – Adam H.
59 Catalina. Just a little old 389 Pontiac (.060 over), Edelbrock heads, Comp Magnum cam, and Edelbrock Pro Flo 4 efi. With 10.5:1 compression it makes roughly 475+ horsepower with a 4 speed, 3.64 gears and a spool. Oh and the car only weighs roughly 3400 pounds……… nice little cruiser…… – Bent Rodz
76’ CJ7 with a 89’ Mustang GT 302. Fuel injection and a stickshift. Only weighs 2700 pounds, it’s not all that slow anymore. -Brandon D.
Most assume the II Mustang is a snail. With a build 308, tough C4 and 3:80 Detroit locker it goes well and surprises many. – Jason B.
1977 Chrysler Cordoba with a built up 440 big block. – Jacob S.

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  1. Ty Gross (AKA)Tystyx says:

    My favorite sleeper was a 1973 AMC Gremlin with a 472 Cadillac Engine/ 400 turbo automatic transmission all stock @ 400Hp.
    Couldn’t keep rear tires on it!
    How that Stock AMC Rear ever held up is still a Mystery to me. This Gremlin was a true sleeper.Stock hub caps quiet exhaust typical AMC Cheesey car, but BAD to the BONE!

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