The Chevrolet small block is no doubt one of the greatest creations in all of human history. Their reliability is legendary, you can put them in anything that came with a motor and lastly, they can make big power for not a lot of greenbacks. I found this baby over at BimmerForums.com as I was trying to find some info on the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe. Imagine my surprise though when I saw what may in fact be the ultimate sleeper. It seems that the owner was looking for a nice family hauler for his wife and daughter and instead of buying something new, he built her one very cool and original ride.
Starting off with a 1992 BMW 525i Wagon, the owner decided to dump the Bimmers original 2.5L 189 hp inline-6 in favor of a 345 hp Chevrolet LS1 out of a wrecked 1998 Camaro. Doing all the work himself, the owner manage to perform one of the cleanest swaps we’ve seen in quite some time. The wagon gets 23-25 mpg when cruising at 75-80mph on the highway, not to bad for a nice family truckster.
On the downside, the owner, Bimmer Forums member Euro Nation states that the uber sleeper is for sale for the low low price of $7000.00. On the up side, this gives everyone out there in family land a chance to own one very cool, fast and understated vehicle. I don’t know about you, but if my wife gave me the thumbs up, this sucker would be in my driveway tomorrow.