Augie Bettencourt
San Jose, California

We like convertibles and Augie Bettencourt's '59 Bel Air is an absolute gem. Packing the punch is a 396ci stroker that features a complete Scat rotating assembly, a COMP camshaft, and is topped off with a set of aluminum cylinder heads and a Holley 750-cfm carburetor. Transferring the horsepower is a TH400 transmission that's connected to a built 12-bolt rearend with 3.55:1 gears. Very nice, Augie … any chance we can borrow it for a summer cruise by the beach?