Kill Story: 1951 Chevy Business Coupe Stomps a Mustang

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Rough 1951 Chevy coupe packs a bottled LS V8, allowing it to walk the 5.0-liter Ford.

This week’s Kill Story was originally shared to the forum in a thread a few years back by “abenitez” from the GOTboostFILMS YouTube channel and it features an absolutely awesome 1951 Chevy business coupe beating up a 2013 Ford Mustang GT. Somehow we have never featured this video, but it is just too good to pass up, with a battered antique Chevrolet walking a modern Ford muscle car.

The Competitors

The video footage is captured from a stock 2013 Ford Mustang GT as it races the 1951 Chevy business coupe from a dig and a roll. Evidently, the Mustang owner challenged the antique Chevy for $100, but it proves to have been a poor decision.

While the Mustang is stock, the 1951 Chevy is obviously far from stock. Under the hood is a 5.3-liter LS V8 fitted with a nitrous oxide setup. We don’t have any details on the engine build, but after watching the video, it is clear that this old school coupe packs some big power.

1951 Chevy Business Coupe Side

Unfortunately, we don’t get a good look at the front end of the Chevy shy of the blurry title shot, but we can see that it has a burned out headlight and plenty of dents along the side – making it an incredible sleeper.

The Racing Action

The video begins with the 2013 Mustang GT and the 1951 Chevy business coupe racing from a dig. The launch seems pretty weak by both cars, but the antique quickly jumps out to a big lead. The driver of the LS-powered machine lifts to let the Mustang catch up, but when the camera car gets alongside the bottled Chevy, the driver hammers down and walks away once again.

1951 Chevy Business Coupe Walks Away

Finally, the two go from a slow roll and as you might expect, the nitrous-fed antique Chevrolet hands the 2013 Mustang GT a sound beating.

Crank up your speakers and enjoy!

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A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

“Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500,” says Rall. “He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car: a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16. Meanwhile, I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

“Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group,” adds Rall. “While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

“Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never ‘work’ a day in your life. I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

“My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

“Being based on Detroit, I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.”

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