We just found these five 1962 Chrysler’s in Bellingham, Washington. Not sure why somebody would let these things sit in a swampy area for 15 years but it happened. We just saved these from going to the crusher and the cars are:
- 1962 Chrysler 300H
- 1962 Chrysler 300 Sport 413 2 Door Hardtop
- 1962 Chrysler 300 2 Door Hardtop with a 383
- 1962 Chrysler Newport that is an original black car
- 1962 Chrysler New Yorker 4 Door
See more pictures below. What would you do with these? They are pretty rough.
The cigar smoking, drag racing Dick Landy put a straight axle from an A100 van under his 1964 Dodge 330 and radically altered the wheelbase to create a drag car that was referred to as a funny car because, well, it looked funny. The rest is history. Read a piece on his racing career in Hemmings Motor News.
While not an original Max Wedge car, that engine compartment is still a thing of beauty! It’s purported to have been a Max Wedge race car for most of its life. Today it’s a retired race horse built to enjoy cruise nights. See more detail at Bring A Trailer. More pics after the jump!
This is a picture of the Bobby Allison 1969 Dodge Charger 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. This car was owned and built by Rossi Automotive Engineering. You can see Bobby putting the bumble bee stripe himself on the back of the car–imagine a current NASCAR driver putting his own decals on the car!
Winter is here. So how about some pics of Mopars in the snow, courtesy of Moparts! More pics after the jump!
Want a 1968 Charger with a rare engine option? How about this survivor still sprouting it’s 225 ci six? It was second in rarity only to the Hemi. It was found in the lot of a Mopar restoration shop. Word is that the powertrain is staying. Good. I think it would draw more attention than one equipped with a crate Hemi. See more detail and a history of the Charger at Curbside Classics. More pics after the jump!
We recently showed you a 1969 Hemi Dodge Charger 500 that’s for sale on eBay. See it here. Check out this back-in-the-day road test. I love the Dragnet-esque script. “This is one of the quickest ways I know of to do your thing. 426 cubic inches topped by hemispherical combustion chambers delivering 425 horsepower. That’s about one horse per cube. If that doesn’t excite you, you’d better check your pulse.” ‘Nuff said! Video after the jump.
Barn finds are just plain cool. Finding an old, dust covered Mopar that hasn’t seen the light of day for 20 plus years has a certain mystic. While the vision of a full blown restoration comes to mind for most, others want to keep that day of discovery feeling by way of NOT restoring them. Heck, not even cleaning them! The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals acknowledges this trend with their Barn Find display. See the details at Hot Rod. More pics after the jump!
Dart and Charger referring to the same car? Yes sir. In 1965 you could order a Dodge Dart Charger. It was equipped with the 4 bbl Commando 273, various mechanical and trim upgrades and special “Charger” badging. It was the model that first introduced the Charger name. See this very nice example for sale at Hemmings. More pics after the jump!
Like AMC’s? BangShift’s latest “50 Photos” gallery highlights the cars from Kenosha with 52 examples. I guess they couldn’t contain themselves to just 50. Bone stock to race cars, they have them covered. Find them at BangShift.