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Leaving out specialty vehicles like the 68 Hemi Darts and Barracudas, Thunderbolts, ZL1 Camaros, etc, what would you name as the top muscle to roll out of Detroit? I posed this to my father and this is what we came up with.
In no particular order:
"Beginning around April of 1962, Dodge and Plymouth offered the first Maximum Performance Wedge (nicknamed Max Wedge) in their new, light, mid-sized cars. The ‘62 Max Wedge had a 413 cubic inch engine.
Max Wedges dominated drag racing during the early to mid 1960s. The fact that they are still competitve in Super Stock classes more than 40 years after their introduction is impressive.
It can be argured that part of the Max Wedge appeal is that they were the fastest cars of their day, but, by most accounts, they didn’t look the part. Some people find them downright ugly. Their outward appearance is Plain-Jane; no stripes, no badging. With the exception of the hood scoop on some ‘63 and ‘64 models, there is no tip-off to distinguish a Max Wedge from Grandma’s slant-six grocery-getter. But make no mistake, Max Wedges can embarrass a brand-new Viper. They are fully capable of 12-second quarter mile times in stock trim. That’s fast enough to pick off most motorcycles.” -maxwedge.com
Search “Bakers Dozen” to see details on the rest.