“Don’t do it” I said. “You’ll regret it” I said. “Nobody has ever said ‘I’m glad I sold that beautiful old car”. I was throwing out every appropriate phrase that I could think of to stop our editor from selling his 1972 Chrysler Town and Country, but to no avail. He posted it to Bring A Trailer and, in no time at all, we had an extra 124 square feet in the Mopar Blog garage. Auctions are great way to maximize your return but you have zero control who buys it. Well, long story short, she was sold to somebody who solely wanted the 440. It was pulled, the car was pushed outside where vandals and rodents took over. She then bounced from salvage yard to salvage yard and well, see for yourself after the jump. it’s painful.
This stretch wagon was built by Chrysler in Rodderdam, used in Israel as a cab and, oh yeah, powered by a Perkins diesel. And you thought Charger Daytona’s were rare! Read more at Curbside Classic.
(Update: Not an actual Coronado which ended production in 1962. It’s a stretched Fury built by an unidentified party)
Check it out here! Auction ends Wednesday!
BangShift located the coolest C body to ever carry a model on it’s trunk lid for sale on eBay. Chrysler built very few 1970 300 Hurst cars and only two convertibles. This convertible is said to be the parade car that carried Linda Vaughn. Asking price is a lofty $150,000. Follow the eBay bidding here. More pics after the jump!
In this episode of Big Muscle, Mike Musto backs off on muscle and ramps up on style, 1972 Dodge Monaco style. Video after the jump!
Anybody up for piloting a 1970 Chrysler Newport convertible with three on the tree, no power steering and no power brakes? Radio delete to boot! (after-market radio added later) Hooniverse located this uniquely low optioned land yacht on eBay. Follow the eBay bidding here. More pics after the jump.
Mopar Blog is down at the Arizona auctions again this year and will be posting photos and updates throughout the week. Here are a couple of cars we thought were cool at Barrett-Jackson so far.
This is a factory FY1 bright yellow paint wagon and it went across the block today. It went for $5700, you can still find bargains at Barrett!
These pics are from the day we first picked up the car last month. I was hoping to get a better photo shoot in before the end of the year, but it looks like it’s not gonna happen. So here it is, all 18.7 feet of C-barge goodness.
This is an all-original one owner car with just 90,000 miles on the odometer. This is the 9-passenger model with a rear-facing third row bench seat, and is fairly loaded, with 440 power. One resource tells me that there were 14,116 Town & Country wagons produced in 1972, though not many are left. When is the last time you saw one on the road or at a show?
How cool is this? Well, John Lennon owned one. Check out the 1972 Chrysler station wagon dealership data book and Hemmings has a very good overview on the model. Stay tuned, though, we will have more on this big C monster in the New Year! More pics after the jump!