With the upcoming Frankfurt Auto Show just around the corner, we thought we’d share some of our history from our first time there.
The year is 1968. Miller unveiled to the world a car that would become an instant world icon, the Mk. I Miller Anaconda. It came equipped with a brand new 343 cubic inch (5.6L)single overhead cam V8 (Code 343c8SDCOE) developed by the newly formed MillerSport (MS) division at the MAC. This 343c8 featured 32 valves in total, which helped the small block Miller produce a staggering 398 HP and 402 lb. ft. of torque.
The Anaconda had a fiberglass body sitting on top of a steel space frame chassis, weighing in just shy of 3,300 lbs. This along with the 343c8, which was mated to a 5 speed manual that sent power to the rear wheels, allowed the Anaconda reach 60 MPH from a standstill in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 164 MPH. With the finess of a British roadster thanks in part to the independent suspension in the front and rear, along with the looks and brawn of an American muscle car, gave many sports cars of the day a run for their money.