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Mopar celebrates 50th anniversary of Gen II 426 Hemi

Wed, 05 Mar 2014

Since its introduction into NASCAR in the 1960s, the 426 Hemi has been a popular powerplant for power-hungry customers across the Mopar spectrum. The 426 cubic-inch brute dwelled under the sheetmetal hoods of cars like the Dodge Coronet, Plymouth GTA, Plymouth Road Runner and even the Plymouth Barracuda.

Latest generations of the 426 feature an aluminum block, two-piece rear main seal and a four-bolt main.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Mopar orange big block, and with that comes a line of memorabilia with the 426 logo attached. The celebratory insignia features the burnt-orange Hemi color as well as the elephant standing at the ready.

The commemorative line of products features bits and pieces such as clocks, clothing and other swag.

“We have many unique items to give fans another way to join us in celebrating the revolutionary engine that inspired a long line of quality products in our brand’s portfolio and became such a vital part of Mopar’s heritage,” said Tricia Hecker, marketing director at Mopar. “We’re really happy with the variety and selection of items we are offering to true fans of the iconic Hemi.”

Check out the website for all of the cool gear.

By Brad Wiley