1963 Dodge 330 “Lightweight”

Condition Used
Year 1963
Engine 426 V8 Max Wedge 7.0/L

Vehicle Details

Condition Used
Year 1963
Price $119,900
Color White
Body Style Post
Transmission Automatic
Doors 2
Engine 426 V8 Max Wedge 7.0/L

Vehicle Description

In late 1961, new President Lynn Townsend chose to go all in on creating ‘competitive visibility’ for Chrysler. Among these performance-focused programs were active involvement in drag racing. Featured here is one of the vehicles that Chrysler built in 1963 for that specific purpose, a Max Wedge-powered Dodge 330 Lightweight. Holding a 426 CID engine thanks to FIA/ACCUS new 7-liter rule, it features Chrysler’s unique cross-ram intake with two 4-barrel carburetors, monstrous 13.5:1 compression, special heads, and heavy-duty internals. In fact, it did so well that Dodge’s ‘Hot One’ package won Mr. Stock Eliminator at both the NHRA Winternationals and Indy Nationals in 1963, as well as numerous other titles. The car offered here was one of the 34 lightweights 330s produced in 1963, featuring factory aluminum fenders, bumpers, scooped aluminum hood, a trunk-mounted battery, and other special adaptations. Ordered new through Alston Motors, Inc. in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, this car is in as-raced condition with a believed-original 490 miles. Painted in Polar White with red cloth and vinyl bench-seat interior, the date-correct engine is backed by the legendary 3 speed A727 TorqueFlite automatic transmission with its dashboard-mounted push button shifter. The car now rides on vintage-type Cragar performance wheels as well. Estimated appraisal value at $135,000-$165,000 and we’re selling it at a fraction of that price. Come check it out or give us a call today and make this beauty yours! Contact us for a private or remote showing and information. Eric Faulkner - Custom Rods and Muscle 567.890.7637