3. 1962 Plymouth Savoy Super Stock 413
Mechanically almost identical to the Dodge Dart 413 Max Wedge, the Savoy Super Stock was Plymouth’s version of a drag strip special. It featured a different design, but the platform was the same. It also had the same engine, which was the mighty 413 Wedge with 420 HP in top trim.
The interesting fact was that the automatic transmission was the favorite option. It was even better for launching off the line than the standard three-speed manual. In those early days, Chrysler didn’t offer a four-speed manual and the automatic was a better choice. The Savoy Super Stock 413 was the first car to break the 12-second quarter mile time record for stock cars. But, this was just the beginning.