Mopars 1970 model year "High Impact" exterior colors were (option code-
Dodge name / Chrysler-Plymouth name) FC7-Plum Crazy Metallic/In Violet Metallic,
FJ5-Sublime/Lime Light, FJ6-Green Go/Sassy Grass Green, EK2-Go Mango/Vitamin "C"
Orange, FM3-Panther Pink/Moulon Rouge, V2-Hemi Orange, FY1-Top Banana/Lemon Twist. The
media gave Plum Crazy a nickname of "Statutory Grape"
politically correct no.
- In 1970 Plymouth debuted the 340 six-pack AAR 'Cuda. What does AAR stand for? Answer: All American Racers, the name of Dan Gurney's racing
enterprise. Plymouth collaborated with Gurney/AAR in 1970 to race the AAR 'Cuda in the
SCCA Trans Am series.
- Plymouth paid Warner Brothers $50,000 for the rights to use the cartoon road runner on
- In wind tunnel tests it was determined that the 69 Dodge Daytona's and the 70 Plymouth
Superbird's rear spoiler actually worked slightly better if lowered. Why did they keep it
so tall? Answer: To clear the trunk lid when it was opened.
NASCAR rules then demanded that if you're going to race it, it has to be available to the
public. So, to use the trunk it had to be able to open fully. The tall spoiler obviously
still worked good enough to win races.
- BTW, although the reason for the tallspoiler was mostly to give clearance beneath them
to lift the trunklid, it also put the wing into less disturbed air.
- BTW, contrary to popular belief, the rear-facing scoops on the fenders were not for tire
clearance, but were in fact for releasing trapped air from the wheel wells.
- In 1963-64, you could walk into this car manufacturer's dealerships nationwide, and
order a brand new "Challenger" with the R3 option, which included, among many
other speed items, a Paxton blower, and hand finished head work on the 289 V8. Capable of
low 13 ET's. Name the South Bend Indiana manufacturer. Answer: Studebaker.
One such car was actually built at the factory, a few more were retrofitted through the