- Year/Make/Model: 1963 Plymouth Savoy 2-door Sedan
- Engine: Max Wedge Iron Head +.030 440 Wedge with a Pair of Carter 750 cfm Carburetors
- Transmission: In House Race Prepped 1971 Torqueflite 727
- Shifter: Floor Mounted Ratchet
- Rear Suspension: Coil over ladder bars with Dana 60
- Slicks: 31X10.5W Mickey Thompsons
- Front Suspension: Unmodified Stock Steel K-Frame
- Front Tires: 29X4 MT Front Runners
- Ignition: Floor Mounted MSD 7AL2
- Electrical: Pair of Rear Mounted Optima 12V Batteries – No Alternator
- In Two Words: OLD SCHOOL
We bought this from a Nostalgia Super Stock Racer in New Mexico, who had owned the car for the last 15 years. We’d seen the car a couple of times at the Monster Mopar Weekend — which generally has 75 NSS cars competing. He had it for a sale in 2008, and we knew a racer in Ohio telling me us was going to buy it. Apparently the deal fell through and the seller rebuilt the motor and raced it a couple of more times over the next year. Problem is that there aren’t too many NSS races out west — and he couldn’t afford to take time off to race it in the east. We saw the car for sale on eBay — and called the buyer to strike an immediate “Off eBay” deal.
We initially bought the car as a backup car to the pair of 65 Coronets we run — but Dave was so impressed with the quality build of this car, that he decided to instead run it as his main car in the NMCA Champion Points Series. He had been racing a 4-speed 65 Coronet (Big Red Ram) in the 9s in the NMCA series for the last three years — and welcomed the lighter jacket, open helmet, and no neck brace of going slower than 9.99, along with the consistent hooking up the automatic offers when tracks start to go away.
The car is capable of easily going 10.50 in the quarter mile — but we’ve taken out some throttle and bolted in enough weight to allow Dave to short-shift the car to consistent 11.00s. This makes the car more durable and dependable for a points series.
Dave was the C/NSS (23 cars) winner at the 2010 Dave Duell Classic in this car. Dallas the 1/8 mile 7.0 Index race inn the only time he’s ever competed in the car.
The motor blew in May 2011 at a race in Maryland, and the 426 block damaged beyond repair as a race engine. (It is repairable to be a street motor if anyone is interested in buying). We were unable to find another 426 Wedge block, and so the new engine is a 440 putting out about 550hp through its iron heads and old school cross ram intake.