Movie Mopar of the Week: Joe Dirt’s 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

You think Vin Diesil’s Daytona is cool? What about Joe Dirt’s Daytona? There is a great writeup on this car over at Californiaclassix. Can you believe the original movie car sold for just $18,000 back in 2002?

Joe Dirt fans should also check out our blog on Joe Dirt’s 1967 GTX convertible. Oh, and check out the video after the jump!


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Beautiful Black 1963 Plymouth Fury Convertible on eBay

The seller claims this old B-body vert has just 63,000 miles and was fully restored in the early 2000s. All I can say is it’s a knockout. 361 power, push button tranny! Have mercy! More pics and ad text after the jump! Or check it out on eBay

Update: this got bid up to $17,099 but reserve not met! I think if I was the seller I would have held, too!


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The Mopar Top Eliminator Program is Back!

This will be the seventh season of the Top Eliminator program, which honers the best Mopar restorers and modifiers. A total of four winners will be selected in 2013. Two winners will be chosen from competitions at Mopars in the Park and the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals. A third will will be picked from drag cars at the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. And this is super cool: a fourth will be chosen online. Builders can upload pics of their Mopars and people will vote to determine the winner. More details at

Below is the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 owned by Tom Ledoux of Pearland, Texas which won last year.


1969 Dodge Charger Daytona is the Perfect Vehicle for Vin Diesel in Fast & Furious 6

Check out what Vin Diesel told the guys at Top Gear:

“I felt like the Daytona spoke to the character,” Diesel said. “It’s always a big process picking the cars and the casting of the car normally reflects the state of mind of our characters.”

Director Justin Lin also thought it was the perfect car for this film:

“The Daytona is a car I had been looking at for the last three Fast & Furious films but they never felt right,” Lin explained. “It did for this one.”

Have you see Fast & Furious 6 yet? What did you think? If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the trailer after the jump!


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