Getting back to Flynn's side of the story, his ground breaking white 1964 Dodge hardtop quickly faded into obscurity with the arrival of this fabled 1965 altered wheelbase sedan for the 1965 race season. The dark shape under the car is the rear anchor box for the extra-length (50 inch) A/FX torsion bars. As effective as the leaf spring/straight axle experiments were, Thornton and his staff rejected them. Instead, massaged production based torsion bar front suspension components were employed. Flynn's Yankee Peddler Coronet is known to AWB fanatics as the "12th car." Unlike the 11 factory-built hardtops, Flynn's ride was a sedan. It seems the acid dipped hardtop bodies were beginning to fold from the strain of injected-nitro match racing. So in May 1965 Chrysler hired Dick Branstner (a go-to guy for special projects like the first Little Red Wagon and Branstner's own Color Me Gone fleet) to convert Flynn's existing white A990 sedan using the factory 10/15 recipe and parts group. Part of the plan was to see if the stiffer sedan body—with its fixed B-pillar—would resist twisting.