“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.
As featured on Barn Finds. This one is rough folks. A three owner, but all in one family, car, she has been neglected since 1979. Plenty of rust but the seller seems upfront about it with lots of detailed photos showing the cancer. A replacement 383 sits between the frame rails. This one will require dedication and a solid checking account. Follow the eBay bidding here. More pics after the jump!
A victim of rising insurance rates and a looming oil crisis, the 72-74 E bodies were admittedly a step back from the 70-71 model years in terms of outright performance but they don’t deserve the almost Rodney Dangerfield-ish lack of respect that some burden them with. Find a recap of the “big block-less” Challengers at Curbside Classic.
Check it out here! Auction ends Wednesday!
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!
This is what Mother Nature will do to a car if you give her 38 years. The good news is that this car now belongs to someone who will hopefully show it the love it deserves. It was parked after a scant 35,000 miles. If only it had been indoors. Find the story at Cars in Barns. Interior pic after the jump.
The 1972 Dodge D100 has always been one of my favorites. My father drove one for years while working with a construction company. Those things went through hell and back. An honest truck, this one was spotted by Curbside Classic looking perfectly weathered. More pics after the jump!