Those who are diehard Mopar fanatics have a new book to buy: Mopar Muscle – Barracuda, Dart & Valiant 1960-1980, by The Cars of American Motors – An Illustrated History author, Marc Cranswick. It focuses on the rise and fall of Mopar’s golden age of high cubic inch, high horsepower muscle cars, and the economy-focused era that followed it.
In addition to featuring all the muscle cars you would imagine such as the mighty E-bodies, the book is the first to cover the Chrysler F-body cars, namely, the Dodge Aspen and Plymouth Volare; and is the only current book that covers the A-Body Barracuda and Valiant in detail.
It also takes a look at the Chrysler Corporation’s business from 1950 to present, examining its renowned engineering and styling innovations. Additional chapters cover the Mopar Missiles & Dodge Hemi Colt, as well as putting the A-Body Demon and modern LC-Body Challenger Demon together.
A 176-page hardcover behemoth, with over 250 previously unseen pictures, new Mopar artwork, and text written with the assistance of Mopar legends Don Gartlis, Buddy Martin and Mr. Norm, this book is an absolute must for those whose mantra is “Mopar or No Car.”