The first production Challenger Hellcat went to auction at Barrett Jackson recently. The winning bid was $825,000. Is that crazy money for a car that will probably live in a bubble as an investment? Absolutely, but who cares? The money goes to Opportunity Village, a Vegas-based non-profit organization that assists adults with disabilities. Find more info at CarBuzz.
Bring A Trailer recently highlighted this Hemi-powered Barracuda, which was built for endurance racing in Europe, including the Spa Classic. It’s currently for sale in France at the Ascot Collection. There must be some series in the US that she would be perfect for. More pics after the jump as well as a video of the car lapping at Nürburgring!
Check out this rare Frank Sinatra Edition Imperial found in a scrap yard in the San Francisco Bay area. With only 278 built, you probably have a better chance of seeing a 1969 Charger Daytona! All cars were blue as in ol’ blue eyes blue and each car came with a set of Sinatra cassettes. Find more info at Autoweek. Back in the day brochure after the jump!
Anybody have/had a Plymouth Valiant? Curbside Classic has a great overview of the car’s life, from birth to passing. Find it here.
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!