Today, cars with factory-installed 426 Hemi V8s are some of the highest-valued Muscle Cars in existence.   The lure of limited production quantities and the power of the 426 Hemi combine to drive the pricetags of these cars beyond the average collector.   So what’s all the fuss about a Hemi Road Runner?    How about quarter mile times of 13.54 @ 105 ½ MPH as logged by Car & Driver Magazine?    The Hemi engine was an expensive upgrade, but it did get you a solid performer that was ready to go off the showroom floor.   And at the end of the day, we like Ma Mopar’s mission to bring performance back to the common customer.   
 
 
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This week, A 1 of 5 made 1971 Plymouth 'Cuda 440+6 4-speed convertible.   With all the great features, styling, and performance, you’d think there would have been millions of these cars sold!  From the Brothers Collection. 

This week, we take a spin in a sweet 1968 Dodge Charger loaded with a 426 Hemi and  4-speed... But we really like the color, too!  It's believed to be the only one of its kind.

The 1969 1/2 Plymouth Road Runner A12 is a hopped-up version of the popular Road Runner but features a 440 cube V8 wearing 3 2-barrel carbs and boasting an advertised 390 HP.    These cars have a cool light weight lift-off hood,  no hubcaps, and a bad attitude.   From the Brothers Collection.

We're cruising in 426 powered drop-top 1965 style with this '65 Plymouth Satellite Convertible! This car is a great example of conservative Mopar styling, and it is powered by the 426 wedge-head V8 for plenty of snap. It's from The Brothers Collection.

The 426 Hemi is one of the most celebrated Muscle Car engines, and this triple-black 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T from The Brothers Collection is an instant party at the turn of the key. Only 71 people chose to slide their paychecks across the Dodge dealer's desk in exchange for a Hemi-powered '71 Charger R/T, and this particular car is nearly exactly how it was back in '71.

 

A Studebaker, on Muscle Car Of The Week? We think this original and extremely low milage Avanti R2 with the Paxton Supercharged 289 qualifies. What do you think? It's a great car from The Brothers Collection that deserves some recognition.