Today, cars with factory-installed 426 Hemi V8s are some of the highest-valued Muscle Cars in existence. The lure of limited production quantities and the power of the 426 Hemi combine to drive the pricetags of these cars beyond the average collector. So what’s all the fuss about a Hemi Road Runner? How about quarter mile times of 13.54 @ 105 ½ MPH as logged by Car & Driver Magazine?
The Hemi engine was an expensive upgrade, but it did get you a solid performer that was ready to go off the showroom floor. And at the end of the day, we like Ma Mopar’s mission to bring performance back to the common customer.