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1965 Chevy Malibu Wagon - Quick cars

Mike Moore’s ’65 Wheelie Wagon

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Car Craft featured Moore’s wagon in 2005, when it ran 10.30s at 131 with a naturally aspirated 425ci small-block. Since then, the engine let go during the first round of qualifying in the PSCA Quick Street class in Fontana, California. Mark Millhollin at Hot Rod Performance in Torrance, California, built a new, smaller, 421-inch engine using an iron Dart Little M block and Chapman 18-degree cylinder heads to make a lot more power. We caught Moore doing this wheelstand at the NMCA West Coast Shootout in Pomona, California, after a 9.69-at-141-mph qualifying pass.

“We need a 9.50 to run the 9.60 (Quick Street) class,” Moore says. “You need a little cushion. Once we have the tire and suspension set up, it should run the number. At Pomona, we were trying to figure it out. This was the second pass off the transbrake, and we got a little catawampus.”

The car went sideways right after we snapped this photo, narrowly avoiding the yellow Chevelle in the other lane. This is a street-legal 3,500-pound ’65 wagon with a naturally aspirated small-block that runs 9s. Impressive. See it running in the PSCA class this year. To see the video of the wheelie, check out Mike Moore’s Facebook page.

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