A highlight of Detroit Autorama were the A-990 Super Stock Hemi cars in attendance, like this amazing 1965 Dodge Coronet. Click through to see more pics of the Coronet, and the meticulously restored 1965 Plymouth Belvedere that made its first appearance at the show (you can read more about the Belvedere here). Pics via Moparts
Don’t know what to get the Mopar nut short of a way-too-expensive 1970 Dodge Charger R/T? How about a wallet made from the same vinyl material as the Charger’s seats? Apparently, Couch Guitar Straps found some NOS or maybe aftermarket seat vinyl and decided to make wallets out of it. I want one just because of the description: ”Made in the USA. Handmade by dudes in California on some serious heavy duty machinery who drive motorcycles and scooters and old American Vans and Japanese hybrids and listen to King Tuff and play guitar after work.” Find more info at The Truth About Cars.
Hot on the heels of the Geneva debut of the littlest Jeep, the Renegade, there is talk of a new full size Jeep model as well. The Grand Wagoner nameplate may return and find it’s way onto a vehicle a size larger than the Grand Cherokee. Suburbans and Yukon XLs are selling well. Why not? Find more info at autoevolution.
What would a graphic designer, when not creating superhero adventures as a comic book artist, or designing paint schemes for the likes of Hennessey Performance, Scion Racing, Turner Motorsports or Meguiar’s, drive as his personal car? How about a Batman inspired Dodge Challenger? John Sibal’s 2009 Challenger features a black and brushed gold paint scheme, a shaker intake setup, a Zoomers cat-back exhaust and an Air Runners airbag system. In a deep, guttural, slow voice “I’m Batman”. Find more info at Hot Rod. Photos are by our good buddy Larry Chen. More pics after the jump!
Some tidbits about the next Wrangler, possibly debuting in 2016, include an optional power retractable top, a fixed windshield (to improve safety) and the elimination of the heavy spare tire hanging off the back (to increase fuel economy). There are still rumors of an independent front suspension as well. I’m starting to get a little worried. See more at autoevolution.
I usually prefer factory correct cars over modified ones but it’s hard to compare what was once a light green metallic 383 Road Runner with a titanium dark metallic and black, 525 horsepower 472 Hemi powered, 4 speed that just looks menacing. The crate motor wasn’t the only nod to modern technology either. Discovered by Bring A Trailer. Check out the original eBay auction as well. More pics after the jump!
Sporting one mean looking stance is this 1949 Dodge Power Wagon. Teal green is not the first color that comes to mind for a Power Wagon but it works. A 318 replaces the original six. The shifter, auxiliary gauges and paisley interior need changing though. See more at BangShift and be sure to check out the auction on eBay. More pics after the jump!
Remember this video we posted in January of a Viper being destroyed? Well it wasn’t the first and it won’t be the last. According to Jalopnik, Fiat-Chrysler plans to destroy 93 of the first Dodge Vipers ever built. These are mostly pre-production vehicles, and many had been donated to educational programs. But they are a liability, so Fiat-Chrysler wants them gone. Next up is Vin #4 (pictured below). Want to save it? Sign the petition!