Norm Kraus, also known as Mr. Norm, was one of those rare individuals who had a significant impact on muscle cars. Passing earlier this year, the “King of Mopar” is remembered for transforming Dodge and Chrysler vehicles into powerful road warriors. He literally put his name on them, such is the case with this 1964 Dodge 330 Hemi Factory Super Stock Racer, which also features the Mr. Norm signature, and is up for grabs on eBay.
But if you question the authenticity of this old Dodge, a look at the Kraus name scrawled in felt pen on the glove box should remove all doubt. It’s also the only mark on this pristine vehicle, thanks to plenty of work performed by Bump City Auto Body in Illinois. The whole car, including its undercarriage, has been restored to an inch within its life.
The Dodge is also incredibly rare, being one of only 55 examples produced. Kraus modified the Dodge and sold it from his Grand Spaulding dealership, naming it the Hustler II, and even claiming it was a track-ready muscle car. According to racer Al DeSalvo, who dubbed it “Spartacus,” this contender did see some quarter-mile action when he got behind the wheel.
A legend in the racing world, this Dodge Challenger R/T was powered by a 426 cubic-inch Chrysler Hemi V8 engine that received fuel thanks to two Holley 4160 four-barrel carburettors. Being shovelled through a 727 TorqueFlite three-speed automatic gearbox, this Dodge produced 425 horsepower.
The 330 features bench seats and a bright red interior. and is an excellent choice for those who like comfort over speed. All of the inside upholstery, carpeting, and vinyl have been completely replaced with superior materials.
Adding to the Dodge 330’s credibility is a plethora of paperwork, including sales forms and a factory computer card punched by a plant employee as this model was being built. Interested buyers have already pushed the value of this beauty up to $130,000 with barely a day left before bidding ends.