The early 1960s saw Chrysler, GM and Ford doing battle on both the race tracks and drag strips across America. Chrysler's 1963 weapon of choice was the Super Stock Savoy, a lightweight, race-prepped car with their most powerful engine. Chrysler cleverly did as much to make the Savoy as suitable a drag racer as possible, things like mounting the battery in the trunk to help weight-distribution, and deliberately leaving the torsion bar front suspension set in a high position to aid weight transfer to the rear wheels during acceleration. The engine was tuned to the max, with the wedge-designed chamber taking 13.5:1 compression, and massive valves allowing flow up to 7,500rpm. Dual four-barrel carbs fed the engine, and a free-flowing exhaust was designed to further improve output. The Super Stock was regularly on the winner's podium during its inaugural year.
Plymouth Savoy 426 (1963) Specifications
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