The letter X has always been kind of mystical… X marks the spot, X stands for experimental, X represents an unknown or even secret stuff like X factors or X files.   Today, we’re checking out a 1 of 10 built 1967 Plymouth Belvedere GTX convertible from The Brothers Collection, powered by a 426 Hemi V8!
 
 
When does a Soft Yellow 2-door hardtop with gold interior qualify as a Muscle Car?   When it's a 1966 Plymouth Belvedere II with a tire-roasting 426 Hemi and a 4-speed stick-shift transmission!    This is a clean example of a classic sleeper from The Brothers Collection.   
 

This week, we are taking a look at a 1966 Dodge Cornet 500 that came factory equipped with the 426 Hemi V-8 engine. Not many of these were built, and this is a great example of a low mileage version found in The Brothers Collection.

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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