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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

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