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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

"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

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