1967 Dodge Monaco 383
Last month we looked at a low-line ’67 Plymouth Fury I two-door sedan and riffed on the idea of building a what-if Street Hemi phantom. On the other end of the luxury scale, the same Street Hemi what-if concept would also work great on this sleek ’67 Dodge Monaco. We’ve always liked the semi-fastback styling of these classy cars and while L-code 440 Magnum power made its option sheet debut for 1967 Monacos, this one’s an H-code 383 4-barrel with a Carter 4-barrel, dual exhaust and 325 horsepower. This DP23H7 is too clean to part out, right guys?
1961 Chrysler New Yorker 413
This weathered ’61 Chrysler New Yorker four door has the conventional 833-style sedan body shell with full door frames and a fixed B-pillar. For $130 more, a sleeker 834-style hardtop body was available which eliminated all door frames except the wind wings in the front doors. The lack of rigid window frames added plenty of fun with the windows rolled down, but otherwise invited wind noise and water leaks. Buyers knew it and sedans outsold hardtops almost two-to-one (9,984 versus 5,862).
While lesser Newport and Windsor models made due with standard 361 2-barrel and 383 2-barrel power (respectively), the mighty New Yorker featured the 350 horsepower Golden Lion 413 as standard equipment. Though stripped, the short block is ripe for plucking. The R 13 designation stamped into the engine block ID pad denotes a 1961 (R) model year 413 on this matching numbers land yacht.