1962 Pontiac Catalina Super Duty 421

The engine most identified with Pontiac’s proud Super Duty label was the 421-cid V-8. Hand-built in a special factory tool room, the first Super Duty 421s debuted late in 1961 as a race-only engines More »

1963 Plymouth 426 Wedge

Dodge’s one year flirtation with downsizing ended for 1963, and its big model returned to the 119-inch wheelbase More »

1964 Dodge 426 Hemi

At the center of Chrysler’s contribution to American high performance is a storied engine of remarkable archievement: the Hami. More »

1965 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396

Chevelle’s climb to muscle car stardom began with a couple of mid-1965 maneuvers to recapture lost ground More »

 

1966 Oldsmobile Cutlass 4-4-2

Though its name identified the 4-4-2 as a collection of separate performance parts, no 1966 muscle intermediate had a more unified performance personality. Oldsmobile’s interpretation of the modern supercar was quickly gaining a reputation as the best balanced of the bunch.

1961 Pontiac Ventura 389

Pontiac enlarged its 370-cid in 1959 to create the 389, its signature engine for much of the ’60. A 345 bhp tri-power option was offered from the start and over the next few years, dealer-installed ” Super Duty” factory mods pushed it to 363 bhp. Let’s take a look to the 1961 Pontiac Ventura 389.