Same experience, different generation: Circa 1968, some un-named State troopers and I ran the little beast (B382000078) thru a VASCAR timed mile (twice) at 2:00 AM on the Maine State turnpike outside Bangor. Rag top only, the car nestled down hard at speed and did not get lite in the butt. It did seem to run flat into an air wall and both runs maxed out at 168.3. The 5-bolt 289 was tuned to 7800 but just couldn’t seem to get there. Won’t ever do that again, thx.