The 426 Hemi is at the top of Mopar’s pantheon of muscle car engines. Its mystique was founded on its initial ban from NASCAR competition and perpetuated by its low production run, making a street Hemi a relatively rare sight. It also doesn’t hurt the cool factor that its monstrous cylinder heads can’t hide in any engine bay. You don’t have to peek around for a relocated exhaust port casting number to know this is a special engine.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/05/10/426-hemi-powered-muscle-cars-at-mecum-indy