Subtitle Every Model from 1960 to Today

Mike Mueller, Tom Glatch
Price $55.00 / £40.00
Description Description Take a roaring ride through every year of Chrysler performance-car history led by stunning photography, lively commentary, and detailed specification tables for every model.

Expanded and updated, The Complete Book of Dodge and Plymouth Muscle Cars details all of the classic Mopar muscle cars from 1960 to today in one handsomely designed volume. Explore every aspect of the:
  • Early 1960s factory lightweights
  • Boulevard brawlers like the Road Runner, GTX, and Super Bee
  • Super collector cars like Hemi-powered ’Cudas, Challengers, and Superbirds
  • 21st century Charger and Challenger

Over the course of nearly 75 years, Chrysler’s (now Stellantis) Dodge and Plymouth brands have offered some of the most memorable and exciting muscle cars ever loosed on the motoring public. Arguably, it all began with the 1951 release of the vaunted V-8 Hemi engine. This legendary beast passed through a handful of displacements until finally morphing into the all-conquering 426. Chrysler’s V-8 prowess shone in early 1960s factory-lightweight drag cars then moved to muscle-era classics like the Charger, Roadrunner, GTX, Super Bee, and Superbird.

But it wasn’t just about Hemis; Chrysler offered a variety of V-8 engines including 340, 383, and 440 displacements fitted to other top-flight cars like the Barracuda, Challenger, ’Cuda, and Duster. No other Detroit automaker offered a wider variety of performance cars in the 1960 and early ’70s.

Emissions requirements and ever-increasing insurance tabs put the squeeze on performance cars beginning in the mid-1970s, and Mopar performance declined for decades. But it returned with a vengeance in the 21st century, first in the guise of a new Charger (4-door!) and then the beloved retro-design Challenger. Both of these iconic models were put to rest in 2023, but not before unleashing the wild 807-horsepower Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye and the outrageous 1,025-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Power to the people, indeed!

The Complete Book of Dodge and Plymouth Muscle Cars is a must-have reference for all Mopar muscle fans.
Format Hardcover + Jacket 320 Pages
ISBN 9780760387283
Size9.62 in x 11.00 in / 244.48 mm x 279.40 mm
Published Date June 18th, 2024
Mike Mueller

Mike Mueller has worked as an automotive photojournalist since 1991. A lifetime car enthusiast, Mueller has written and photographed more than 30 automotive and truck history books and contributed photography to at least that many more. His byline has appeared in countless magazines over the years, including Vette and Corvette Fever. Among his long list of titles are Motorbooks’ Chevy Chevelle 50 Years, The Complete Book of Classic Dodge and Plymouth Muscle, Camaro: 50 Years of Chevy Performance, and The Complete Book of Ford Mustang.

Tom Glatch

Since 1983, Tom Glatch has contributed hundreds of stories and photographs to major collector, Corvette, Mustang, muscle car, and Mopar magazines. Tom grew up during the muscle car era, and his first car was a very quick 1970 Plymouth Duster 340. Tom and his wife, Kelly, have contributed photographs to books by other Motorbooks authors, as well as Motorbooks’ Corvette calendars. When not pursuing old muscle cars, Tom is a writer and researcher for Hagerty Marketplace. He lives in southeastern Wisconsin.

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