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Even with their strong 427-cid V-8s and lightened front ends, big body on flame Ford Galaxies were no match for the lighter-still uni-body Dodge and Plymouths. The obvious solution was to stuff the 427 into the midsize Fairlane. Nothing good comes easy!. Let’s review one of the most powerful cars from the ’60, the strong 1964 Ford Thunderbolt.
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Ask the most knowledgeable Ford enthusiasts for the quickest pure-productionn Mustang ever and rare will be the one who doesn’t name the 1968 428 Cobra Jet.
Big-block Camaros and Firebirds, and even 340-cid Darts and Barracudas, were kicking Mustang’s tail on the street. Ford countered by making its 427-cid V-8 a Mustang option in early ’68 models, but it was a detuned 390-bhp version of the legendary near race 427, and its slim availability and $755 cost were downers.