This well optioned 1964 Dodge Custom 880 convertible was purchased Horace E Dodge Jr, son of Dodge co-founder Horace E Dodge, as a present for his mother Anna Thompson Dodge, the widow of Horace E Dodge. Now that is a provenance that any Dodge vehicle would be proud of! Read the story at The New York Times. More pics after the jump!
This historic drag car has lived many lives. It was first raced in 1969 by Fred Goseke as a 1969 Road Runner. Marv Eldridge then re-bodied it as a 1970 Challenger, named it “LA Challenger,” and participated in the 1970 Cavalcade of Stars tour. It was later sold to Bob Taylor who raced it as the “Time Machine II.” It was then sold again and raced under the name “Trail Blazer.” The current owner embarked on a complete restoration to return it to it’s Marv Eldridge’s “LA Challenger” days. Follow the eBay auction here. $95,000 and she’s yours. More pics and video after the jump!
Curbside Classic has located this 1966 Coronet on a used car lot. The author, a self-proclaimed fan of mid-sixties Mopars, takes issue with the many “custom touches” this B-body has been subjected to. We tend to agree. From the bumblebee stripe, 90′s seats and console, black grill and rather unique color, this girl needs saving! However, at an asking price of $11,000, that day may be later rather than sooner. Find more info at Curbside Classic. More pics after the jump!
In January, Chrysler had announced that they were crushing 93 of the very first Dodge Vipers that were built. Most of these cars were donated to technical schools and were not road legal. As Mopar Blog reported in March, South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Washington refused to see their car crushed and started an online petition. Well, good news. It worked! Carbuzz is reporting that, due to the petition the resulting local news coverage, Chrysler has decided not to crush the car and is currently working with the school to arrive at a solution.
Barn Finds spied this 1970 Challenger R/T survivor on eBay. It is equipped with its original 440 and 727. Reportedly last licenced in 1989, it was pulled from its tomb and given a mechanical refresh including the brakes and fuel system. They were, however, apparently careful not to remove the dust. Follow the bidding here on eBay. I wonder what kind of reserve this beauty has. More pics after the jump!
Carlos Lago of Motor Trend’s Ignition puts the Challenger Hellcat through its paces–dyno, street, strip and runway. Says Carlos: “In terms of acceleration, boulevard cruising and the size of the crowd that forms around it when you park, this Challenger Hellcat can’t be anything but the king of todays muscle cars.” Well said! Video after the jump!
BangShift has found this clean but dusty (is that even possible?) 1969 Fury III on Craigslist. This car is very unusual in that, while the Fury III was near the top of the Fury lineup, it’s equipped with a slant 6 and a manual three speed! Chrysler’s six was a war horse but in a 1969 C-body? Can you say sluggish acceleration? Find the original Craigslist ad here. More pics after the jump!