1962 Dodge Dart 413 Max Wedge
The early ’60s marked Dodge’s entry to the drag racing scene with several models. The first was the brutally fast Dart 413 Max Wedge. The 1962 Dart was a mid-size family model with choices of six-cylinder and V8 engines and a long list of optional extras. Basically, it was a high-volume car with no racing pretensions. That was until somebody shoehorned a big 413 Wedge engine with high compression and up to 420 HP.
Dodge equipped it with a limited-slip differential, several rear-end ratios, and a heavy-duty suspension. With its lightweight body and striped interior, the Dodge Dart 413 was a real muscle car for the dragstrips. The 413 Max Wedge package was more expensive but still popular with amateur racers who could finally challenge the big boys and win.