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Dec
18
2013

Dodge History – Six Pack Fiberglass

1969-dodge-a12-super-bee-440-six-packYou sure know the 1969 1/2 Super Bee and the Plymouth Road Runner, equipped with the 440 Six Pack. These were the first production cars to feature an all-fiberglass, lift-off hood. “The Six Pack 440 was introduced as a midyear option, and with it came the mandatory addition of the Super Track Pack and its 4.10:1 gears in the Dana 60 rear, either the A-727 automatic or 833 manual transmission, and no wheel covers on the black-painted (regardless of body color) steel wheels with chrome lug nuts. Models ordered as such are commonly referred to as “A12” cars, for the option code, and are a rare find, with only 1,907 Super Bees (and 1,412 Road Runners) built, 29 of which were exported to Canada (and 21 Road Runners). Disc brakes, wheel covers, cruise control, and air conditioning were not available for your 440 Six Pack Super Bee, making the cars true performance beasts from the get-go.” says Brian Stupski.

The innovative fiberglass hood mentioned earlier, finished in non-reflective “Organosol” black paint, the hinge-less, scooped hood was held in place by four chrome bezel-equipped pins, and had an open fresh air scoop. The idea was to make cars even lighter, but the driver had no way to shut out the weather from the air cleaner element. That wide-mouthed scoop was open for business at all hours, in all weather, and ordering a three-speed windshield wipers was considered as a partial victory….  Read more!

Apr
24
2013

1969 Plymouth Road Runner 440 Six Pack NHRA Record Holder

1969-plymouth-roadrunner-440-six-pack-nhraThe featured 1969 Plymouth Road Runner 440 Six Pack is one of the most correct muscle car era NHRA record holder in existence, Project Six Pack. Campaigned from 1970-1975 by Struse, Smith & Welsh, the story of Project Six Pack was documented in the pages of “Super Stock” magazine for more than seven years. In total, articles surrounding Project Six Pack appeared in more than 77 magazines through 2002.

A 3-time NHRA class record holder,bbin十大平台网 Project Six Pack is one of the most authentic restored 55/A in the world, retaining its original sheet-metal, original glass, original record setting engine, restored Fenton Gyro wheels, Stahl mechanical tachometer and Dana 60 axle.

Restored in 2009 by Best of Show Automotive, the attention to detail on this restored muscle car era drag racer is nothing short of astonishing, from the original Hooker headers, to the painstakingly reproduced lace paint, to the original windshield wipers lying in the trunk, banded together with duct tape. And don’t mention the engine – a 440cid (7.2 L) V8 monster muscle car heart paired with 4-speed manual transmission. Read more!