The car’s original owner, Ed Jochim ordered the car brand new to race in the 1960s, and then sold in 1971
The original engine was pulled by the second owner to be fitted with 12:1 compression pistons
The second owner bought it to race, and raced it with a 440 Hemi while the 426 was out
In 1988, he bought a ‘67 GTX with a Hemi. He pulled the engine and sold the car body, and took the Hemi to Dick Landy in California. Every note, receipt, and slip of paper was kept from the Landy build, right down to directions to his shop, notes on the progress, a 550hp dyno slip, and a shipping receipt back to Nebraska.
The Landy engine was put in the car and it spent most of its life traveling very little before it was sold to “Mopar Dave” where it sat for 12 years
In 2017, the car was sold to Michael Knispel
The car is fully documented, having all of the build sheets, paperwork, receipts and other items meticulously stored in manila envelopes. Michael backtracked the previous owners and had them sign papers authenticating the mileage and progress over the years.
Today the car remains in an amazing state of unrestored beauty. The wheels and tires on the car haven’t been replaced and are the ones the car was raced on. The rear fender lips were carefully rolled in to fit the slicks, and done without damaging the paint.
The interior is showroom fresh, as is the chassis and engine bay. The original Hemi exhaust manifolds were later retrieved from a collapsed barn and put back on the car