McKee-Plymouth 426 "Hemi"
Bob Montana was a Plymouth
dealer in Phoenix, AZ, which explains his apparent obsession for "Mopar"
(Chrysler Co.) power- plants. He first drove a Lotus Mk.XI with,
of all engines: a Plymouth Valiant "Slant Six" (Link to an excellent
technical article on this interesting car on the "Lotus Eleven" website).
The "Slant Six" was quite a good motor (Your webmaster learned to drive
in a Slant-Six powered Dodge Lancer), but was mainly used to power the
Plymouth "Valiant" and Dodge "Lancer" compacts.
Montana's next ride was
a Cooper Monaco (!) also powered by a "Slant Six". The "Cooper-Valiant"
was very clean & well-engineered and was fairly successful on the amateur
level. And then...