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The Black Mariah – Happiness is Driving This Triple Black 1966 Dodge Coronet 440 Street Hemi

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

The story is a familiar one. In this case, one W.E. Richards from Diamond, Ohio, buys a brand new, triple black, 1966 Dodge Coronet 440 from Ravenna, Ohio’s Martin Motors and transforms it into a weekend warrior. Of course, the fun (a 1/4-mile at a time) lasts just as long as the 10.3:1 compression, Code H/381 B-426/425-HP, dual quad, street Hemi engine, which is capable of turning 12.40s at 117.00 while competing in the NHRA B/Stock class. However, those E-ticket rides came to a screeching halt once the street Hemi (with just 11,026 miles on the odometer) spun a rod bearing. In the end, the ’66 got parked, and it was eventually forgotten. (more…)