Made me think of my high school car. It was not a 68 nor an SS but it was a 67 Biscayne 427, 4 speed, 410 rear end my brother-in-law ordered from factory. I didn't bag any Elk but took my fair share of Chevelle, Camaro, 442's and Torino hides. Had a hard time with those AMX though.
Those AMX 390 4 Speed were running son of a guns. The Good thing though, that's how I got the Biscayne. My brother-in-law sold it to me when he got an AMX. One of his friends had one and they built it for the strip. Named it "Hell's A Poppin". Blew that sucker up one day and I think all they saved from the engine was the rocker arms !