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• 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…
 • Rare, matching-numbers 1969 Barracuda Formula S • 340-ci engine with rare 4-speed manual transmission • Fresh restoration with 500 test miles • In storage for 30 years before show-winning restoration • Built with high-quality original and reproduction parts. Only deviations from stock are the addition of an Edelbrock carburetor with electric choke and Mopar performance electronic ignition, along with March pulley set • Trunk and cargo area house an Alpine amplifier and Infinity speakers to allow music via iPod hookup hidden under dash {analysis}This car, Lot 131, sold for $47,300, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction on…

1972 Dodge Demon GSS

Written by September 2013
Mr. Norm’s street machine Supercharging was a slick solution that boosted the factory 340 V8 to a stout 360 hp Built by Mr. Norm’s Grand-Spaulding Dodge The only one finished in Petty Blue Authentic Paxton-supercharged Mr. Norm GSS Demon Complete rotisserie restoration Date code-correct 340-ci V8 NOS Paxton supercharger specifically for GSS Demon Console-shifted Torqueflite automatic transmission Black bucket seats, console, factory gauges Sport steering wheel Black hood accents Twin hood scoops, hood-mounted tach Solid-state AM radio Auxiliary gauges Multiple award winner with judging sheets Numerous magazine features Signed by Mr. Norm Kraus {analysis} This car, Lot U72, sold for…
This is an official vehicle that was made for the 2005 motion picture “The Dukes of Hazzard,” and has the Certificate of Authenticity. One of three 1969 Dodge Chargers released by Warner Bros. Dash autographed by many of the cast members. Comes with an original certificate of title from Warner Bros. feature films. Also has a copy of the 2005 movie. Includes photos of the vehicle in front of the studio, along with photos with the cast members in this car. This truly is a special car and offers a chance to own a piece of motion-picture history. {analysis}This 1969…
• Very rare and historic Chrysler letter car • 1960 Daytona Beach “Flying Mile” race speed record holder • A factory-developed high-performance, 400-hp 4-speed 300F • Offered with original Goodyear Blue Streak racing tires • An incredibly important and original example • Protected in climate-controlled storage for almost 50 years • Includes extensive documentation {analysis}This 300F, Lot 19, sold for $236,500, including buyer’s premium, at the Gooding & Company Amelia Island auction in Amelia Island, FL, on March 8, 2013. Let’s take a quick ’50s automotive quiz: Which U.S. automobile was the first to break the magic one-horsepower-per-cubic-inch mark? Which U.S. automobile was the…
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