There are times in a car enthusiasts life when the thought of owning a sleeper car becomes an appealing thing. Take this granny-tastic 1979 Chevrolet Malibu for example. It’s got all the right components to take the unsuspecting eye on a slow ride to sleepy town. Beige paint – check, 15-inch wire wheel covers – check, half-vinyl top… DOUBLE CHECK! Ordinarily a car like this would never even trip the radar, however this little dandy is packing a secret that would throw off even the most well trained eye. You see it’s packing a 400 hp LS1 V8 out of a 2005-2006 Pontiac GTO, which makes this car AWESOME!
Sleepers are fantastic for one simple reason – they’re made to put posers in high dollar hardware in their place. Cars like this simply tickle my automotive funny bone because you know the owner built this to simply make himself laugh as he roared past the competition.
I mean just think of the looks on the faces of those unsuspecting BMW and Porsche owners as Grandma Mildred’s classic Malibu flies by them with the rear tires on fire. Hell… what a total hoot that would be. Truth be told, if I had the extra moola’ I’d be bidding on this sucker right now as the sheer comedic value of this thing would be worth the price of admission.