I want to thank Chuck for spending the day with me. We also drove the carbon-fiber Mosler MT900S and his 1,000hp CTS-V that day, but we'll save those Dream Drives for a later issue. Gary Box, an employee of Mallett Motorcars, owns a '65 Corvette that lays claim to the dubious title of Ohio's Fastest Streetcar. It carries a 500ci Littlefield-blown big-block that makes over 1,068 hp at the rear wheels. I took a wild ride in this 8.074/171.12 rocket on a city street and I don't think I was ever more impressed with a Corvette. Watch for more on this man-made automotive missile in a future issue. See you next time . . . same bat time . . . same bat channel. Hope you enjoyed our first Dream "Drive."
DescriptionMallett C6 Hammer Performance Package, $15,500 (2005 list)Standard features include:* 6.0L (366ci) LS2 engine* Custom-ported LS2 heads, flow and cc-matched* Custom billet camshaft, valvesprings, and pushrods* High-flow performance air cleaner* Mallett/Penske 7500 series nonadjustable Indy-style shocks* Mallett stainless muffler system* Aggressive vehicle stance: lowered and raked 31/44 inch* Performance all-wheel alignment* World-famous Mallett billet shifter* Exclusive Mallett body graphics* Mallett graphics embroidered on seat headrests* Mallett serial-number plaque* Two-year, 24,000-mile warranty
Available for coupe and convertible, with manual or automatic transmission.
Optional added upgrades include:* Mallett-Penske double-adjustable shocks* Chassis lowered 1 inch* Custom stainless exhaust* Custom stainless long-tube headers* High-flow catalytic converters* Custom Mallett three-piece forged wheels* Michelin Pilot Sport tires (275x35-18, 345x30-19)* Three-piece forged-billet aluminum wheels, utilizing the Mallett Classic 10-spoke design (10x18 front, 12.25x19 rear) fitted to the vehicle, finished in high-gloss charcoal-gray metallic powdercoat.* Huge Michelin 345x30-19 rear tires and 275x35-18 front provide outstanding grip under any condition.* Mallett embroidery on headrests is color-matched to body paint.* Double-adjustable Mallett-Penske shocks and a 1-inch-lowered ride height contribute to excellent handling and ride control.