1969 Road Runner Post Car on Craigslist

Street Legal TV discovered this 1969 Road Runner coupe on Craigslist. Originally a triple black car, it received an orange paint job that didn’t seem to hold up very well. The result is pretty unique. While not really a rare car (with production numbers for the coupe of 33,743), a 383 in a post car (referring to the B pillar) is a perfect example of what Plymouth envisioned for the Road Runner; fast, light and inexpensive. It sure would look nice in black again with steelies and dog dish hubcaps. See it at Street Legal TV. More pics after the jump!

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Two Dodges Awaiting Rebirth

Why do people let these beauties decay like this? If you’re keeping them to someday rebuild them then fine but at least take steps to stop any further deterioration. If you’re waiting for the market prices to climb in order to sell them then fine but, again, at least take steps to stop any further deterioration! Not much of a story to go with the pictures but the pictures alone say alot. See them at Cars in Barns. More pics after the jump.

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Vintage Mopar NASCAR Photo of the Week: Cotton Owens Garage Circa 1967

Want to see what a Championship NASCAR garage looked like in 1967? Well here you go. This is from early 1967 just after the COG had won the 1966 Grand National Championship. Owens was one of the main factory sponsored Chrysler teams at the time and he had a lot of cars to work with compared to other teams in 1967. You can see two 1966 Dodge Charger’s here and you can see what a NASCAR cage looked like in 1967.  The cage was still pretty primitive at this point in Grand National history. Full door bars were not mandatory until 1968.

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Breaking Down a 65 Dodge Coronet: Is This Car Special?

We at Rocket Restorations keep our own Mopar registry. Galen isn’t the only one who keeps track of these cars. When you start to look at the numbers of these cars, whether it is the VIN number or the fender tag codes or other interesting things, you can find out a lot of information about them you wouldn’t normally see. Patterns start to emerge and you can learn a lot. This week we are going to break down a 1965 Dodge Coronet that just came through our shop. Continue reading after the jump!

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1965 Dodge Coronet Wagon Sleeper on Craigslist

If a cream colored 1965 Dodge Coronet station wagon pulls up next to you at a light and the engine revs in that tell-tale way indicating that the driver would like to “compare” powertrains, don’t be so quick to take him up on his offer. It might be this guy! Sporting a 600hp 470 stroker wedge with a Cope racing transmission, the car has run a 10.98 at 121mph! Not too bad for a car with a roof rack. See it here at Bring A Trailer. More pics after the jump!

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1968 Plymouth Barracuda Factory B029 for Sale

In a recent post about a Sox and Martin Barracuda that was for sale, I noted that since they only produced about 50 and that “these cars do not become available very often”. OK, I was wrong. While it doesn’t have the provenance of the Sox and Martin car, this non-numbers matching, Ray Barton built Hemi Barracuda is still one to lust after. See the details at Hemmings. More pics after the jump!

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