“Dandy” Dick Landy’s AWB 1965 Dodge Coronet

While “Dandy” Dick Landy’s injected AWB 1965 Coronet is the car everyone seems to remember most, it was the dual-carb, magnesium-intake, aluminum-head Hemi with 41-inch Doug’s headers that got the ball a rollin’. As part of Chrysler’s altered-wheelbase, factory-racer formula (rearend moved 15 inches forward, front moved 10 inches forward), this Dodge had a 111-inch wheelbase that redistributed the assemblage of lightweight fiberglass body panels more rearward for more overhang and better traction. A pushbutton Torque-Flite channels the power to the rear. A big-pinion snubber and stiff springs tame the rear axle on acceleration. At the time of this photo, Landy’s Coronet was running low-10s. Before the story on this car hit newsstands, the injected model was tested and given Chrysler’s blessing. There are a number of photos featuring the injected car in the Car Craft archives.

Source: hotrod.com

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