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.
Pic of the 1968 Dodge Dart via HubGarage
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!
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.
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.