Here’s a perfect video for a Saturday because it’ll make you smile and make you want to go out there and drive your hot rod. Why? Because this is pure fun in a big, cool car and because said car is a sleeper of the most humongous order. While 1973 was not the peak year for the size of American cars, it wasn’t exactly a year when the country was populated with vehicles that sampled from the Jenny Craig menu. This 1973 Olds 98 is not just a clean example of the big cars that people were buying shortly before the gas crisis, it is a BangShifty slice of greatness that has big block Olds power, lots of good parts, and the ability to wipe out unsuspecting hot rod victims at the drags or at the stoplight grand prix.
We don’t hear a lot of the cart at idle, but the ported heads combined with the COMP XE274H cam and Flowmasters would make it sound pretty nasty just rolling into a cruise night or burger joint. What we do get to see is the driver of the car hammering the gas and ripping some sweet donuts in the middle of a deserted country road. The big car is all hunkered over and leaning due to its massive weight and pillow suspension, but the rear tires are both blazing like mad, adding to the whole scene.
Chris Wilson was the dutiful BangShifter that shipped us this link and this could be our favorite sleeper Olds ever. Here’s the break down on the car and below that is the video –
1973 Olds Ninety Eight Regency, motor 455, C cast iron heads fully ported, ported air gap intake, ported headers,10 to 1 comp, N crank, milodon 8 quart oil pan, comp cams Xtreme Energy™, XE274H camshaft, speedpro forged slugs, 780cfm quickfuel carb, scorpion aluminum roller rockers, 3.73 posi, billet 3400 stall, 3″ exhaust, super 40 flowmasters, ice cold AC,
PRESS PLAY BELOW TO SEE THIS AWESOME SLEEPER OLDS 98 RIP DONUTS –