26. Dodge Coronet/Plymouth Belvedere Altered Wheelbase
Chrysler introduced a race Hemi for the 1964 model year. In 1965, they went a step further and produced a handful of altered wheelbase Plymouths and Dodges for professional racers and the new FX class. The Factory Experimental (FX) class in the NHRA championship was a predecessor to today’s funny car class.
Chrysler decided to make six Dodge Coronets and six Plymouth Belvederes with altered wheelbases. They simply moved the whole floor pan 15 inches forward to put the rear axle just behind the driver. Doing that helped the weight distribution and traction off the line. Those altered wheelbase cars were never street legal. Today, real altered wheelbase cars are extremely rare but present a valuable piece of muscle car history.