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Fast Eddie Drives’68 Hurst HEMI Dart: The World’s Fastest Muscle Car?

Click on the video to watch ’68 Hurst HEMI Dart: The World’s Fastest Muscle Car? Watch a nostalgia Fast Eddie race in his. Mopar Max Magazine features Fast Eddie on the cover and says. “Ed Wheeldon’s original Factory Hemi Dart ran a best of 6.501 during the test. How many of these ultra-rare cars with six-figure collector values are still actively racing? It’ll be worth coming to one of these events just to see this car racing.”
Could this be the quickest quarter-mile machine ever unleashed by any factory?
With less than 100 built, these Hemi-powered Dodge Darts, – code L023 – is said to be the fastest muscle car of all time. Differing greatly from the base Dodge Dart produced for 1968, bare Dart bodies were shipped to the Madison Heights, Michigan, Hurst Performance facility for further outfitting for Chrysler’s Super Stock racing program in 1968. These unique 426 HEMI motors had been built offline by hand-picked technicians. The HEMI blocks were iron with a 4.250-inch bore and a 3.750-inch stroke, with a mild street cam, 12.5:1 compression, aluminum heads, and a cross-ram eight-barrel intake.
With an e.t. in the 10’s there were lightened and featuring a cross-ram intake,they were very quickly unbeatable with 1/4 mile times running in the 9’s. Who has seen one of these race?

I saw one at Motor city dragway in 1974 and it was an amazingly fast 1/4 mile car.

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  1. Love the hood scoop. Cut a trash can in half and glue one part to the hood.


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