“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.
The Truth About Cars takes a quick look at the 2017 300S, consisting of some slight exterior and interior changes/updates. Here’s a sobering thought; you’re looking at one half of the vehicles making up Chrysler’s 2017 lineup. That can’t be good.
The 6.4L powered Chrysler 300 SRT has returned in 2016 but only for the Australian marketplace. It’s interesting to note that, while SRT no longer stands alone in North America after having been merged with Dodge, the Australian 300 SRT displays no Chrysler emblems. Find more info at Left Lane. More pics after the jump!
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!
The Charles Kee Estate Sale was May 8th and 9th in Brothers, Oregon and it was a blast to attend. They had 1000 boxes of parts for sale and 200 cars, most of it Mopar! I was there from the front lines bidding and buying parts along with a bunch of other Mopar fanatics. The cars ended up going for pretty cheap, most at not much more than scrap prices with a few exceptions. The parts were a little more expensive but lots of treasures were to be found in the hundreds and hundreds of banana boxes that Charles Kee used to store stuff. It is hard to show the scale of how many parts were here but we tried with this picture.
The next car we are featuring looks like it was one of Charles Kee’s personal cars he wanted to keep. It is a 1962 Chrysler 300 2-door with a big block engine. This is a really nice car, and like many others, Charles Kee put blankets over the dash and seats to preserve them from the desert sun.
For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a designer by trade, do mechanical work and light restorations on the side, and have blogged elsewhere. From time to time I come across some novelties, things I discover or really cool tips that can make a positive difference for more than one kind of car, and for other people as well. This is one of them…
Craving an older dirt-cheap convertible this summer, I had my choice of Sebring or perhaps a Sebring. You can probably guess what I bought. Yes it’s not the most stellar model to roll off the assembly line, it has its quirks and shortcomings but on the whole I have no regrets, keeping in mind I will sell it in the springtime, the next scheduled sale in an ongoing list of cars, that is my life.
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