• 2018

Rumor Has It …

Recreating an Urban Legend

When your dad is a Chrysler Master Technician turned dealership owner, it’s only natural you’d grow up to become a Mopar® fanatic. Such is the case with Dean Marsteller of Boyertown, Pennsylvania.

“I started racing Chrysler vehicles in my teens and bought my first new car, a 1967 Plymouth GTX Convertible 440 Magnum, when I was a senior in high school,” said Marsteller, “But when I had a family, I had less time for cars and racing. Still, I always wanted another ’67. And now I have one that’s one of a kind.”

Well, maybe one of a kind. A while back, Marsteller heard from a “source” that for the ’66 model year, Chrysler had planned a NHRA Super Stock Package car with a HEMI® engine, aluminum heads, cross-ram intake and a hood scoop, then canceled the build because the heads wouldn’t be ready for race season. Although, rumor has it that five or six ‘67 Belvedere sedans went out the back door with a street HEMI engine under the hood.

Marsteller wanted that car, so he built it. Using all original parts, right down to the adjustable Dana 60 Timken axle bearing in the rear end. Now, the car sits in his garage alongside his 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 347 and 2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack 392. All three a vision in white.

 

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