This week’s Muscle Car of the Week is a special 1967 Hemi Charger. It was built specifically for the international new car circuit. Video after the jump!
Curbside Classic has a great article on the late 60’s pony wars and Chrysler’s poor showing for what was a great car.
One feature of the Mopar muscle car era is the rarity of some models. With a range of power plants to choose from and the ability for a new owner to build his or her car to their exact specifications from a plethora of available options, there were many cars produced that had very few identical twins. Purported to be the holy grail “one of one” is this UK market 1967 Barracuda convertible. Follow the bidding here on eBay. More pics and video after the jump!
Motor Authority has a piece on a 1967 Hurst Barracuda that recently paid a visit to Jay Leno’s Garage. Built by B&M (aka Hurst), the car is powered by a 360 that’s been punched out to 408 cubic inches and is pushing 500 hp. Coupled with a TKO 600 5 speed and working thru a Hotchkis suspension, it’s looks to be restomodded just enough. Video after the jump!
Bring A Trailer has a piece on this 1967 Coronet wagon featuring conservative white paint, durable steel wheels, a practical bench seat and a 528 Hemi power plant. Wait. What? Also hidden from view is a Ron Mancini built 727, Wilwood brakes and exhaust cutouts. It is for sale on For B Bodies Only. More pics after the jump!
Lots of auctions are going on during auction week in Phoenix. Barrett-Jackson and Russo and Steele are the biggest but Gooding is pretty big, too. They tend to have more high end and European cars but they had a couple of Mopars. Of course we had to check them out…
One Mopar was a 1970 Dodge Charger R/T. Was not so impressed with this car as it was missing its fender tag and was a 440-4 car. It is a 4-speed car though. Auction estimate was $80-100k!
The Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation is holding its 21st Annual Alzheimer’s Barbeque and Car Drawing fundraiser, and the car they have selected to raffle away this year is this stunning 1967 Hemi Dodge Coronet R/T. All proceeds benefit the Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation, dedicated to serving those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia, along with providing support for families. According to the Foundation: “This vehicle is one of 27 Dodge Coronet R/T 426 Hemi’s built in 1967 at the St. Louis, Mo., plant and sold new in the United States. It is the only one sold by BJ Performance guru, Mr. Norm from Grand Spalding Dodge in Chicago. It has been completely decoded and certified by Galen V. Govier.” See more pics of this big bad B-body after the jump, and go to the Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation website to buy your tickets today!
A 1967 Dodge Coronet said to be a Mexican version is very unique with its Charger grill with hidden headlights. Sporting the original slant six with a three speed manual, it is said to be rust free. I guess there’s not much road salt used in Mexico. See more at Bring a Trailer. Check out the Craigslist ad here. More pics after the jump!