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The Bakers Dozen

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:

  • 1955 Chrysler C300 Hemi 
  • 1962 Dodge Dart 413 Max Wedge
  • 1962 Pontiac 421 HD
  • 1963 Dodge 330 426 Max Wedge

    In 1963 Dodge was serious about making their models lighter to take advantage of their new 426 “Ramcharger” Max Wedge. Fifteen Chrysler engineers and technicians worked after hours to ready their new 426 power house for the 1963 Winternationals. Beginning with a thin gauge steel body, they replaced the lower front body, splash pan, hood, hood scoops and front fenders with aluminum components. Radio, heater, sound deadener and undercoating had been deleted, trimming further heft, and the battery relocated to the trunk. The result was the lightest Dodge 330 available, at 3,328 pounds, with a two percent transfer of weight to the rear of the car. 


    • 1966 Dodge Coronet Hemi
    • 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner Hemi
    • 1969 Ford Boss 429 Mustang
    • 1969 Chevelle 427
    • 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner 440 6-pack
    • 1970 Buick GSX 455
    • 1970 Chevy Chevelle LS6
    • 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda
    • 1970 Pontiac TA Ram Air III

     Search “Bakers Dozen” to see details on the rest.

    The Bakers Dozen

    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:

    • 1955 Chrysler C300 Hemi 
    • 1962 Dodge Dart 413 Max Wedge
    • 1962 Pontiac 421 HD

    "Pontiac expanded the availability of its Super Duty modifications in order to meet new NHRA rules changes which required engines and body parts for the stock classes to be production options on retail vehicles. Therefore, the very limited Super Duty 421 was officially listed as an expensive, limited option on fullsize Pontiacs. Fewer than 180 were built for 1962, with the majority installed in Catalinas, although about 16 were installed in Pontiac’s new personal luxury coupe, the Grand Prix. The 1962 Super Duty 421 was officially rated at 405 bhp, but true output was rumored to be around 460 bhp. Although street legal, these engines were truly race ready with four-bolt mains, forged rods and crank, solid lifters, and NASCAR heads. Stock car racing versions used a single four barrel carb but street versions had twin Carter 500 cfm four barrel carbs and an aluminum intake manifold. Super Duty Catalinas also had free-flow cast iron headers with easily removable exhaust dumps that could be unbolted for even more power. Only three and four-speed manuals were offered; Pontiac’s automatic couldn’t handle the power. Other Super Duty options included aluminum front-end body clip and a weight-cutting modified frame. These modifications saved 110 pounds. Pontiac would even fit aluminum exhaust manifolds to save 40 more pounds, but warned that they were only intended for quarter mile competition as they would melt if they were subject to more heat." -musclecarclub.com

    • 1963 Dodge 330 426 Max Wedge
    • 1966 Dodge Coronet Hemi
    • 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner Hemi
    • 1969 Ford Boss 429 Mustang
    • 1969 Chevelle 427
    • 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner 440 6-pack
    • 1970 Buick GSX 455
    • 1970 Chevy Chevelle LS6
    • 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda
    • 1970 Pontiac TA Ram Air III

     Search “Bakers Dozen” to see details on the rest.

    The Bakers Dozen

    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:

    • 1955 Chrysler C300 Hemi 
    • 1962 Dodge Dart 413 Max Wedge

    "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

    • 1962 Pontiac 421 HD
    • 1963 Dodge 330 426 Max Wedge
    • 1966 Dodge Coronet Hemi
    • 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner Hemi
    • 1969 Ford Boss 429 Mustang
    • 1969 Chevelle 427
    • 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner 440 6-pack
    • 1970 Buick GSX 455
    • 1970 Chevy Chevelle LS6
    • 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda
    • 1970 Pontiac TA Ram Air III

     Search “Bakers Dozen” to see details on the rest.

    The Bakers Dozen

    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:

    • 1955 Chrysler C300 Hemi 

    Powered by a 300 horsepower, 331 cubic inch Hemi, the 1955 Chrysler C300 was the most powerful car on the road, It was also the fastest, turning in a speed of 127 miles per hour on the Daytona Flying Mile.  

     

    • 1962 Dodge Dart 413 Max Wedge
    • 1962 Pontiac 421 HD
    • 1963 Dodge 330 426 Max Wedge
    • 1966 Dodge Coronet Hemi
    • 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner Hemi
    • 1969 Ford Boss 429 Mustang
    • 1969 Chevelle 427
    • 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner 440 6-pack
    • 1970 Buick GSX 455
    • 1970 Chevy Chevelle LS6
    • 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda
    • 1970 Pontiac TA Ram Air III

     Search “Bakers Dozen” to see details on the rest.