Plymouth GTX

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  1. Moparisto

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    Oh, I've seen a convertible version.
    It ruined the whole aesthetic of the car. Those B pillars are what make the car, extending down to the wheel arches as they do. Also, that super-sexy very-slightly-convex rear window
     
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    Here's a picture of my 71 Road Runner
     
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    Here's a picture of my 71 Road Runner
     
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    The 1971 chicken was still fast enough to win both the Nascar championship and (21) races verses (18) wins in 1970 with the Super Bird and the standard road runner on a few short tracks Petty finished 4th in the championship in 1970 but a winged warrior in a K&K Dodge Daytona did win the championship by a guy named Bobby Isaac in the #71 car .
     
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    A high water mark for Mopar until the Hellcat.
    I am not a fan of the ""Charger"" with four doors.
    It looks like a steroid-bloated Toyota/Nissan/Honda with pretensions of anime menace.
     
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  6. SRT-Tom

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    The 1971 Road Runner and Charger models did win a lot of NASCAR races, but the Daytona and Superbird were still faster. That is because all of the NASCAR race teams were forced to switch from big block to smaller 305-366 cubic inch engines that were exempt from the restrictor (intake) plates.
     
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    I agree in 1970 they were faster , that's why Nascar basically banned the aero war cars that were ran in 1971 with smaller C.U.I. displacement but not the 1971 model cars, This is right from Nascar , For the 1971 Season, NASCAR made a new rule that, in a nutshell, said that all Winged Cars had to have an engine size reduction. So the Dodge Daytona, Plymouth Superbird, Mercury Spoiler II and the Ford Torino Talladega were not allowed to run anything over a 305ci.
     
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    In 1971, NASCAR phased in a rule to lower the maximum engine displacement from 429 cubic inches (7.0 liters) to its present 358 cubic inches (5.8 liters). NASCAR handicapped the larger engines with a carburetor restrictor plate. The transition was not complete until 1974. what does the hood say as far as cubic inch.[​IMG]
     
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    They did this after this car raced? It's a 1971 model year, which means it could have come out in 1970 and raced maybe a couple years?
     
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    Yes you are right , but most Mopar teams did not want to run the aero cars with the 305 CUI but there were a few that did for 1971 one being Richard Brooks in the 1969 Daytona, pictured below.

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