AJ's Car of the Day: 1966 Hemi Plymouth Satellite
Car: Hemi Plymouth Satellite
What makes it special: In addition to receiving a body restyle for 1966, the Plymouth Satellite was now available with the newly optional "Street Hemi" engine, which had two 4-barrel carburetors, and 10.25:1 compression.
What made it famous: The Satellite's 426 Street Hemi V8. In actual testing, it produced 433.5 horsepower and 472 lb·ft of torque in stock form. It was equipped with two Carter AFB carburetors.
Why I would want one: It's got a very clean but classic design, and the 426 Hemi V8 is one of the most sought after and desired engines of all time. Plus, the Plymouth Satellite is just plain cool....available only in a two-door hardtop or convertible for that year.
Fun fact: The 426 Hemi was nicknamed the "Elephant Engine" due to its heavy weight and large outer dimensions. Its deck height and bore spacing made it the biggest engine in racing at the time.