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Model Year Changes:

Mechanical Changes:

  • Available 396 ci "Turbo Jet" engine
  • Standard 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Optional, special order M22 "Rock Crusher" Muncie transmission available

Exterior Changes:

  • Removal of hood vents
  • Functional vertical exhaust lovers in the front fenders
  • Horizontal grille bars changed to black

Interior Changes:

  • Area around radio and speaker bezel painted, instead of covered in vinyl
  • Redesigned seats and inner door panels
  • Available knock-off wheels were dark gray between the fins
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