It's a '81 Chevrolet X-11. It was ordered on March 16th, 1981 and delivered on June 30th, 1981 and I'm the original owner.
In 2005, the body work was finished. The car was built to cross the Road Racer and the Custom, along with the addition of later model running gear.
The body lines were smoothed, rain gutters, doors, bumpers shaved, bumper filler panels eliminated. A 3rd brake lamp was added for safer operation.
Fender were flaired to cover the P245/45zr-16's mounted on 16x8 Pontiac lace wheels. The Grand Prix front calipiers and rotors were also used to help haul down the ride when required.
Louvers were added to the rear qtr panels. The sidepipes finish off the Road Racer apearance from the side.
The old large square fuel door is gone, replaced by an aluminum door.
A roll bar is added, along with a dash transplant. The cluster holds Autometer gages with VDO speedometer and Extreme tach to monitor the driveline functions. A Grand Prix console, shifter and monitoring computer keep everything safe.
The engine was debated on for a long time - V-8, twin cam V-6, Quad 4 ??? The debate was settled by a 3.1 60* v-6 with port fuel injection - with twin turbos. Forged Aries pistons, roller cam & rockers, crossdrilled mains and a GM high flow oil pump keep everything ticking. The IHI RH5B turbos are oil fed and water cooled. The intercooler is from a Volvo. The engine control unit is GM. Cooling is handled thru a Summit aluminum radiator. The trans is a 440T4 with a Phantom grip limited slip differental unit
To clear the intercooler, the parking lamps required replacement. Smaller modified front lamps from a Olds Cutlass Supreme were used
The only picture I have of the original car before age and the elements started their damage.
Front twin piston disc brakes from a "89 Pontiac Grand Prix, modified front strut with adjustable coil overs.
Rear disc brakes from a Pontiac 6000STE. The calipiers were powder coated and rebuilt w/ GM kits. All brake lines are steel powder coated, and rubber hoses replaced w/ braided -an lines.
Flares are metal, not glass. Framed with 1/4 " stock, then panels welded in place. Very strong and durable.