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Chrysler offered its 426 Hemi engine briefly and in very limited numbers in some ‘65 Mopar intermediates, but with 12.5:1 compression and competition-grade tuning, it was too high-strung for the street. That changed in ’66, when the 426-cid Hemi V-8 was added to the regular production options list.
Muscle cars had evolved from mainstream models with expensive special engines to expensive special models with expensive special engines. What the youth of America needed was an inexpensive mainstream model with an inexpensive expecial engine. In ’68, playmouth gave it them.