What is a Forgotten B-Body?
September 12, 2011
B-bodies were the most muscular of the Mopar cars in the 60s and early 70s. They ruled the Super Stock circuit of NHRA in the 60s. I've drag race cars like Big Red Ram and Vitamin C in a class called Nostalgia Super Stock, where our cars have most of the same rules as they did from 1960 to 1967 — and the Mopar B-Bodies still rules.
The Musclecar era effectively ended in 1971, but Mopar stayed with the same B-Body styling through 1974. In 1975, the B-Bodies were completely redesigned — with the most recognized one being the new Chrysler Cordoba. Since the most Mopar people focus on the B-bodies of 1971 and earlier — the 1975 to 1979 B-Bodies have been nicknamed “The Forgotten B-Bodies”. They include the previously mentioned Cordoba (aka Doba), Coronet, Monaco (not Monaco Brougham, which is a C-Body), Sport Fury (but not the larger Fury), and the most interesting Forgotten B-Body — the Magnum.