Mopar (38)

1967 Dodge Coronet R/T 440

Written by September 2015
Dodge’s response to the muscle car movement in 1967 was the Coronet R/T, a high-performance package that included the new 375-horsepower “Wedgehead” 440-ci Magnum V8 engine. Fed by a 4-barrel AFB carburetor, the Magnum engine very effectively reduced the rear wheels to smoke with 480 foot-pounds of torque at hand. Standard on the R/T was the TorqueFlite automatic transmission (this one has the optional manual 4-speed), special racing stripes (dealer added, if desired) and identification, Redline tires, deluxe steering wheel, a beefed-up suspension with heavy-duty shocks, springs, torsion bars and front sway bar, a 70-amp battery and heavy-duty brakes. Priced…
Upgraded with a Mopar 478-cubic-inch Hemi engine using twin Holley 4-barrel carburetors on a cross ram intake manifold. Tubular headers, MSD ignition and a host of other performance tweaks are included. The car features Wilwood front disc brakes and rear drum brakes, following the Hemi Dart theme. The Dart’s clean economical lines are nicely finished in PPG Metallic Blue paint. A straightforward approach is taken with a tan interior and multi-point roll cage, tan carpet and ’Cuda bucket seats mated with Hurst pistol-grip shifter and a woodgrain steering wheel. {analysis}This car, Lot 509, sold for $43,450, including buyer’s premium, at…
The lowest-mile, original-engine 4-speed Hemi Daytona documented 6,435 original miles Documented with two broadcast sheets 1970s ISCA show car that wore custom paint Formerly part of the Otis Chandler Collection Formerly owned by NFL linebacker Kevin Greene Professional restoration by Roger Gibson The first Mopar restored with correct factory markings on the undercarriage Original 426/425-hp Hemi engine 4-speed transmission Power steering and brakes Vintage photos of the car with custom show paint and before/after restoration {analysis}This car, Lot F180, sold for $972,000, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s Kissimmee sale in Kissimmee, FL, on January 16–25, 2015. The winged warrior Among…
This car has undergone a meticulous rotisserie restoration and is finished in R6 Scorch Red. Ranked third-fastest muscle car ever produced and track-tested at 12.91 at 111 mph quarter-mile by Ronnie Sox in stock trim. Documented original A12 M-code lift-off hood car. One of 422 4-speed M-code 440 6-barrel cars produced and number 34 of 195 accounted for in the Chrysler Registry. Authenticated by Galen Govier with documentation that supports VIN number, fender tag, body stamps, matching-numbers 440 6-barrel engine, 4-speed transmission and factory warranty booklet. {analysis}This car, Lot 1031, sold for $165,000, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s auction in…
• Frame-off restoration • Real J-code Hemi car • Equipped with a 1968 date-coded 426 Hemi • Rare Dark Turquoise metallic paint • White bucket seat interior with console • Power steering • Power brakes {analysis}This car, Lot S226, sold for $121,500, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s Dallas, TX, sale, held September 3–6, 2014. First-gen Dodge Chargers, built from 1966 through 1967, offered plenty of performance. But by most car-guy standards, they lacked in the styling department. Dodge fixed that in 1968 with the introduction of an all-new body with flared quarter panels and a sleek aerodynamic stance. The new…

1971 Plymouth GTX

Written by November 2014
Offered not only with the powerful 440+6 engine package and manual 4-speed transmission, this Autumn Bronze Metallic GTX is also presented with a few very unusual features. It has the desirable Air Grabber hood, A33 Trak Pak option, power disc brakes, split-back bench seat, pistol-grip floor shifter, and very rare add-on non-console stereo cassette player/recorder setup. Records indicate that this is one of 62 440+6 pack manual transmission GTX hard tops produced in 1971. Given the options on this example, it is very likely the only one of its kind ever constructed. {analysis}This car, Lot 5076, sold for $74,250, including…
• Five-year restoration • One of 34 built in 1970 • One of 20 4-speeds • Documented on the Chrysler Registry as a factory V-code convertible • 440-ci Six Pack engine • 4-speed transmission • Dana rear end • Power steering • Power disc brakes • Air Grabber hood • Bucket seats and console • Original fender tag • Copies of old title to the mid-1970s {analysis}This car, Lot S164, sold for $120,960, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s 27th Original Spring Classic 2014 in Indianapolis, IN, on May 17, 2014. You’d think it was a match made in heaven. The…
Presented in striking Tor-Red with AAR graphics, this Plymouth has looked “race-ready” since day one. It includes an AM radio, Rallye dash, center console with Slap Stik for the automatic transmission, black vinyl bucket seat interior, Rallye wheels, space-saver spare tire, jack and sidepipes with new mufflers. This is an original AAR edition with a properly date-coded block that has been restamped to match this car. This 340 Six Pack V8 is connected to the original transmission, and the rear end is also original to the car. Included in the sale of this exciting California-built machine is a copy of…
• Seamless joining of a 1969 Road Runner body to a 2008 Charger SRT8 • “Cars on Ice” Top 20 award • Professionally built by David Rodriguez • Hemi 6.1L engine • New AMD sheet metal with superb body gaps • SRT8 leather trimmed front bucket seats with SRT badging • Kicker sound system with 13 speakers, 200-watt subwoofer and 322-watt amp • Anti-lock 4-wheel Brembo performance brakes • Specially calibrated 5-speed AutoStick transmission • DVD-based GPS navigation function with a 6.5-inch touch-screen input • The 2008 Charger SRT8 had 28,000 miles before the build {analysis}This car, Lot S69, sold…
• The most celebrated Mopar muscle car • One of only 284 4-speed examples built for 1970 • Highly optioned and finished in classic Rallye Red • Just three California owners from new • Carefully maintained in unrestored, original condition {analysis}This Hemi ’Cuda, Lot 31, sold for $170,000, including buyer’s premium, at the Gooding & Company auction in Scottsdale, AZ, on January 17, 2014. Pony Cars were originally based on compact cars intended to be powered by thrifty sixes or small V8s. But throughout the 1960s, the buying public was hot for horsepower, and the Big Three were tasked with…
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