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From lifelong car enthusiast and photographer Mike Mueller comes the most expansive overview of Chrysler Corporation’s muscle cars ever published. It’s no secret that Dodge and Plymouth have been responsible for some of history’s most iconic muscle cars— a resume including the immortal Road Runner, Dodge Daytona, Hemi ’Cuda, Challenger T/A, Charger, Super Bee, Super Bird, and GTX. These cars, often referred to as “Mopars” (short for “Motor Parts,” Chrysler’s parts division), defined the golden age of the American muscle car. They earned the “Motor” part of the Mopar name by housing the most robust engines of the period: legendary power plants like the original Firepower Hemi, the Max Wedge, the 440 Super Commando, and the famed Street Hemi. Even their small V8s, like the 340 LA-series engine that powered the AAR ’Cuda, are the stuff of motorhead folklore. In The Complete Book of Classic Dodge and Plymouth Muscle, they’re all here: every car and every engine from the classic era. This gorgeously illustrated work takes readers through the fifty-plus-year history of Mopar performance, from the Hemi-powered 300 Series through the last cars produced before rising gas prices, tightened emissions, and outrageous insurance rates brought the curtain down on American muscle car production. Author/photographer Mike Mueller offers an in-depth look at the specialty driving machines that have made Mopar performance an enduring part of American automotive culture for over half a century. With extensive details, specs, and spectacular photographs, Mueller’s book stands alone as the ultimate resource on America’s muscle cars.
In The Complete Book of Classic Dodge and Plymouth Muscle, author/photographer Mike Mueller offers a gorgeously illustrated, in-depth look at every muscle car and engine from the golden age of American Mopar performance.
Mike Mueller (Arlington, TX) has worked as a freelance automotive photojournalist since 1991. A graduate of the University of Illinois’ journalism program, Mueller has held staff positions with Automobile Quarterly, Corvette Fever, Muscle Car Review, and Mustang Monthly, among others. A lifetime car enthusiast, Mueller has written and contributed to over fifty automotive books, including Motorbooks’ The Complete Book of Classic GM Muscle, The Complete Book of Corvette, and The Complete Book of Mustang.
This is a muscle car book like no other muscle car book. Heavily illustrated with beautiful photographs from author Mike Mueller and images from Chrysler’s extensive historical archive, The Complete Book of Classic Dodge and Plymouth Muscle offers an in-depth look at every model produced by the Chrysler Corporation from 1960 to 1974. From ‘Cudas and Chargers to experimental models, pace cars, and specialty packages, they’re all here. Chrysler has produced some of the greatest muscle cars of all time. The Complete Book of Classic Dodge and Plymouth Muscle showcases the engineering and design prowess that have made Mopar performance a true automotive legend. With extensive details, specs, and photographic coverage, this book is the ultimate resource on America’s most revered muscle cars.
About the Author
Mike Mueller has worked as a freelance automotive photojournalist since 1991. A 1983 graduate of the University of Illinois' journalism program, Mueller held staff positions from 1987 to 1991 with Automobile Quarterly, Corvette Fever, Muscle Car Review, and Mustang Monthly, among others. A lifetime car enthusiast, Mueller has written/photographed more than 25 automotive history (including pickup trucks) books and contributed photography to at least that many more. Among his long list of titles are Motorbooks' The Complete Book of Classic GM Muscle, The Complete Book of Corvette, The Complete Book of Dodge and Plymouth Muscle, and The Complete Book of Mustang. He also has photographed dozens of car/truck calendars and contributed more than 1,000 articles to magazines like Car Craft, AutoWeek, Street Rodder, Motor Trend's Truck Trend, Car Collector, Baseball Digest, and American History Illustrated. His photos have appeared in LIFE, Forbes, Esquire, Automobile, Popular Hot Rodding, and countless other publications.
Table of Contents
01 Muscular Mopars1960 - 1967Off the Line02 Plymouth Barracuda1964 - 1974Dangerous Waters03 Dodge Charger1966 - 1971Leader of the Pack04 Plymouth GTX1967 - 1971Face in the Race05 Dodge Dart & Demon1967 - 1971The A-Team06 Dodge Coronet R/T1967- 1970The Big Bore Hunter07 Plymouth Road Runner1968 - 1974Beep-beep, Beep-beep08 Dodge Super Bee1968 - 1971What’s the Buzz?09Plymouth Duster 3401970 - 1972Nothing to Sneeze at10 Dodge Challenger1970 - 1974E-Ticket RideIndex