Our man Nino Batista usually spends his time photographing exotic beauties of both the mechanical and mammalian variety.

Model Ava Miura under the hood of a modified 1966 Chevelle

But that’s not to say he doesn’t appreciate an American classic.

In his latest escapade, the fun-loving lensman shot model Ava Miura under the hood of a modified 1966 Chevelle.

© Nino Batista; click to enlarge

Ava isn’t merely monkeying around either—she’s quite the petrolhead with a fondness for muscle cars, and those are actually her tools.

She’s a petrolhead with a fondness for muscle cars, and those are actually her tools

Okay, so she happens to be French, but she can give us a tune-up anytime…