Price: 250.95 US
Location: Mopar Authetic Gear (US Site)
This year, Mopar celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 426 HEMI racing engine. While Chrysler Corporation had utilized powerplants utilizing hemispherical chambers since the 1950s, the 426 cubic-inch version (nicknamed the Elephant) was considered the zenith of their HEMI development. Developed as a racing engine, Chrysler intended to win the Daytona 500 with the Tom Hoover-designed 426 HEMI V-8. At the 1964 Daytona 500, Richard Petty lead a top-three sweep at the track powered by the Chrysler engine. Aside from stock car racing, the 426 HEMI engine would also become a force in professional drag racing. Street Chrysler products equipped with the Elephant was and remains a prized example of Mopar muscle car performance.
As a special treat for hard-core Mopar fans, a reproduction of the blueprint for the groundbreaking performance is provided as a high-quality piece. Chrysler’s A864 HEMI® Cylinder Block Line Drawing has been replicated and imprinted on a 72” x 20” polyester material. Priced at $250.95 US, the Mopar HEMI Original Blueprint Reproduction is strictly limited in production. Only 50 reproductions of the engine blueprint will be made. Each Mopar HEMI Original Blueprint Reproduction print will include a letter of authenticity signed by Tom Hoover as well as the Mopar CEO Pietro Gorlier.
Also available as authentic items from Chrysler (or more appropriately Fiat Chrysler Automobiles or FCA) is a full line of HEMI 50th anniversary being sold at clearance prices.