I love the article but I can't help but wonder how a '70 Hemi Challenger was such a street terror or is it more urban legend looking through rosy glasses 50 years later. Compared to the '66-'67 fire-breathing Hemis that were barely streetable, the '70 Hemi was a de-tuned version with a hydraulic lifter cam and lower compression. It was offered to meet homologation rules in NASCAR. And let's not forget it's weight penalty of an extra 100lbs up front. If you truly wanted to rule the streets with a Mopar back in 1970, the 440 was the better choice.
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