485hp 383ci SBC 1976 Monza

Within a few weeks of one another, I photographed two gunmetal grey small 1970s US coupes from the ‘forgotten’ segment of vehicles. When was the last time you saw either a 1970s Mercury Comet or a Chev Monza built like this!? 

What made my brain hurt even more was that both cars were from entirely unrelated workshops, probably started at different times and completely free of influence on each other.

The result for both cars has been amazing and this latest creation from Down Town Kustoms in Taree on NSW’s mid-north coast, is one incredible street car. 485hp from its 383ci SBC in a diminutive 1400kg coupe. Sounds like fun to me!

My shoot appeared in the Jan 2023 issue of Street Machine.