The Del Ray was dropped 2 inches in the front to look extra cool while cruising on long road trips. It goes to car shows all the time and has no trouble competing with cars that roll straight off the trailer. Whats the point of having a car if you cant enjoy driving it? Marlo says. He has put over 15,000 miles on the Chevy since putting it together three years ago. The Del Ray was dropped 2 inches in the front to look extra cool while cruising on long ro Its always nice to see a clean Chevy. Its even nicer when that clean Chevy actually gets driven regularly. And its downright bitchin when that clean, regularly driven Chevy has a 500-horse, no-nitrous, muffler-delete, geardrive-whining, big-business small-block nestled between the fenders. Marlo swapped the ported and polished Dart II heads off his circle-track car onto the 0.030-over 350. He used Wiseco flat-top pistons, Crower roller-rocker arms, a Comp Xtreme Energy cam, Bow-Tie intake, Holley 650 carb, and a Holley mechanical fuel pump. He gets things started with a MSD 6A ignition and coil, and sends the fumes through Hooker 2-inch headers, a 21/2-inch H-pipe, and 31/2-inch exhaust with resonators (no mufflers). If they dont see him coming, theyll sure as heck hear him. Its always nice to see a clean Chevy. Its even nicer when that clean Chevy act There was this guy at a car show who said it best. He came sauntering up to the cara cool dude with his dark sunglasses on. He stood quietly studying the car. Then he slowly raised his shades halfway up and said, shaking his head, You can run, but you cannot hide! And this thing runs pretty darn good with the Muncie four-speed and 3.50:1 gears. Before you know it youll be having nagging thoughts of geardrives and neon colors for your daily driver. Marlo says beware: He has seen many a boyfriend get swatted upside the head for even suggesting a fondness for the Del Ray to the girlfriend. There was this guy at a car show who said it best. He came sauntering up to the cara Inside the brick is a simple yet chic gray-tweed bench seat. Marlo reads the speed on his Dakota digital dash. He bought the car as somebody elses project and assembled it in his three-car garage. It was missing all the glass and engine stuff, but it had already been acid-dipped and sandblasted. All the trim had been rechromed and was just waiting to be put back on. It had new weatherstripping, bumpers, and N.O.S. fenders. It goes to show you that buying someone elses project isnt always a bad idea. It also doesnt hurt to have love and support from family and friends to help keep the job moving along smoothly. Inside the brick is a simple yet chic gray-tweed bench seat. Marlo reads the speed on his Whats with all the intense, in-your-face colors weve been seeing lately? Maybe its the sick pleasure that goes along with irritating neurotic resto-freaks who dont have a sense of adventure. Or maybe its the fact that 8 percent of men these days are colorblind. For Marlo Sander, comments like Boy, is that ugly bring joy into his audacious-automobileloving heart. Hey, at least theyll never forget me! he says with a chuckle. He could probably give you a million reasons why its a good idea to dip a 55 Chevy Del Ray (that was the Super-Stripper model in those days) in a shade of loud. The color definitely sets it apart from plain-Jane shoebox show queens (we couldnt help but notice him at the Car Craft Nationals in St. Paul!). And no, hell probably never lose it at the mall. After parting with his first car in high school, a 55 Chevy handed down from his grandfather, Marlo didnt want to lose his precious dream car again. When he obtained this second chance, he decided to fulfill all of his teenage car fantasies that minimum wage had never allowed. Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!