1968 Sox and Martin Barracuda for Sale

An actual 1968 Plymouth Barracuda once owned by Sox and Martin is for sale! It was the last car actually raced by Sox with documentation to prove it. It is 1 of only 50 factory-made drag cars meant for the elite teams. These cars do not become available very often. This is a true piece of Mopar history. Albeit, one at a quarter of a million dollars. See the listing at RPM Motor Cars with more info on the car atStreet Legal TV. And be sure to check out more pictures after the jump!

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1960 Dodge D100 on eBay

A recent addition to Bring A Trailer, this restored D100 looks to be a very nice driver. The owner added several upgrades in the way of power steering and brakes but it still maintains “that look.” Still powered by the original 318 and 4 speed. It has a Rhino-lined bed with a few dents. Well, it is a truck after all. See the posting here. I want a full size mural of the picture in front of the pumps on my garage wall! More pictures after the jump.


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1968 Dart as Spec’d Out by an Engineer

What happens when an engineer with a demand for detail acquires a heavily modified ’68 Dart powered by a 6.1 Hemi and sporting a Keisler transmission, B&M shifter, RMS suspension and a Strange Dana S60? Tear it down and build it again of course! The car went through a major second rebuild with virtually all new sheet metal, suspension, interior and an Indy Cylinder Head 6.1 Hemi. All that and he kept the Strange Dana S60! End result: 660 HP at 6900 rpm. You can’t second guess the man. Find the full story, and the build-in-process pictures, at Street Legal TV. More pictures after the jump.


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Vintage Mopar NASCAR Photo of the Week: Richard Petty’s Unbeatable 67 Plymouth Belvedere

This is at the 1967 Daytona 500, probably during practice. I have had several arguments over the years with people saying that in 1969 Ford was the first to use rear exit exhaust, and that they used successfully until NASCAR banned it. Well, a picture never lies. As you can plainly see the #43 Richard Petty Plymouth has rear exit exhaust. Talking to the gentleman who took this picture, I learned that Petty’s team tried it in practice and they didn’t notice a difference in power, so they went back to the side exit exhaust. The biggest benefit to rear exit exhaust is that if a car tried to draft them it would overheat, but some say it gave a slight horsepower increase as well.

Also a quick note from the writer: we apologize for the watermarks on these photos but often times these pictures get stolen and are sold on eBay. We feel we need to watermark them to protect them.


Street Hemis Featured at Hemmings Concourse d’Elegance

Ma Mopar’s elephant engine got some serious respect this weekend in New York’s Saratoga Spa State Park at Hemmings Motor News Concourse d’Elegance. I wish I lived anywhere near there! I can almost hear that sweet lumpy idle. The article in Hemmings gives a great synopsis of the engine that dominated NASCAR. Read about it here.

Update: you can see some pics here.


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