Hooniverse has a piece on a recently opened to the public Jeep museum at the Omix-ADA’s headquarters in Suwanee GA. Find more info here. More cool Jeep pics after the jump!
Tuesday is normally not a super exciting day at Barrett-Jackson, but since Barrett was selling the majority of the Ron Pratte collection that night, the room was full and the bidding was crazy. Ron is a big time collector in the Phoenix area and had been buying high end cars at Barrett-Jackson for years. He decided to liquidate his collection through BJ and it was very fun to watch. This included two Hemi Mopars that did very well. The first car up was a 1970 Dodge Charger with a 426 Hemi and a 4-speed. Bidding was furious and shot up to $190,000 right away–unseen levels for a Hemi B-Body. It ended up at $200,000. Here is a picture of the car:
The Truth About Cars has an informative piece on the Dodge and Fargo Sweptside pickups for 1957, ’58 and ’59. There were only about 2000 Dodge Sweptside trucks produced over the three model year run. The Canadian Fargo Sweptside? Try 11! Find the article here.
Hemmings has a neat article on the Ghia built 1956 Plymouth Plainsman concept vehicle. The car will be heading to auction in August. It’s some pretty wonky styling. More pics and promotional video after the jump. Check out the video and watch for the small-child-eating rear jump seat!
Yep. The Challenger name first appeared in 1959 as the Dodge Silver Challenger. The limited production any-color-as-long-as-its-silver two door was quite striking for its time. Hooniverse has selected it as a nominee for its Obscure Muscle Car Garage section. Cast your vote now. More pics after the jump!