Monday, June 1, 2015

1967 Dodge Coronet Super Stock: Butch Leal's California Flash

After successfully campaigning both Chevy and Ford drag racers Butch Leal attracted the attention of Chrysler’s Director of Racing Bob Cahill, who put Leal into this 1967 Dodge Hemi Coronet Lightweight, one of the 16 Hemi 4-speed WO23 Coronets specially built to carry the Mopar colors in NHRA Super Stock competition. Both Cahill and Leal have certified the authenticity of this ultra-rare factory Hemi racer, which began life in White with a Black interior, a hood scoop, insulation, radio and heater delete, a 4.80 Dana rear end and modifications to increase the durability of its Street-spec 426/425 HP Hemi engine.

Today the car is completely restored to as it was originally prepared by Leal himself, a piece of Mopar and drag racing history campaigned by one of the sport’s most prolific and successful drivers.

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