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A12 replica Rotisserie restoration Less than 500 miles since restoration 440-ci V8 engine 6-bbl setup 3.91 gear ratio Hurst 4-speed transmission Magnum 500 wheels Fiberglass lift-off hood with display posts Yellow with black vinyl top {analysis}This car, Lot F203, sold for $38,500, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s Houston auction in Houston, TX, April 14–16, 2016. The muscle car world is renowned for its fakes — or replicas, if you’re being polite. The difference between the two terms is disclosure. It’s only a fake if the seller is trying to cheat the buyer into believing the car is genuine. In this…
Featured only in 1970, the Dodge Challenger T/A (Trans Am) was a racing homologation car. In order to race in the Sports Car Club of America’s Trans-Am American Sedan Championship, Dodge built a street version of its race car, which it called the Dodge Challenger T/A. This is one of 2,399 total Challenger T/As, presented in its original as-built color combination. This fully restored T/A Challenger features correct options as decoded by the VIN. It’s rare, as one of 989 complete with factory-option Hurst pistol-grip 4-speed transmission. Its matching-numbers engine is confirmed by documentation. {analysis}This car, Lot 827, sold for…
Glenwood, AL, barn find One of 503 produced Two-owner car Matching-numbers 440-ci engine Automatic transmission Original red with white wing Custom flames painted on nose cone Black bucket seats and center console Featured in November 2015 issue of Mopar Muscle {analysis}This car, Lot F186, sold for $99,000, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s massive auction in Kissimmee, FL, on January 15, 2016. The 1969 Charger Daytona was Mopar’s first winged wonder, built to dominate NASCAR’s super speedways through both brute power and a host of slippery aero tricks. The drivetrain consisted of either a 440 Magnum or the optional 426 Hemi,…
This beautiful 1970 ’Cuda was finished in Jamaica Blue with light blue accents and gold pinstriping. There are no wild graphics, but its quiet demeanor hides the fact that it carries engine code “R,” designating the 426-ci Hemi. Plymouth built just 652 hard-top Hemi ’Cudas in 1970. This one is unrestored and is perhaps the most preserved of any, with just under 17,000 miles since new. This ’Cuda’s factory-original Hemi is still intact and features a high-duration hydraulic-lifter cam, 10.28:1 compression ratio, forged rotating assembly and dual Carter four-barrel carburetors. Completing the sinister appearance is the optional Shaker hood. Documents…
Supercharged 707-hp 6.2-liter Hemi V8 6-speed manual transmission Optional Satin Black aluminum hood with functional vents Sublime Green pearl coat exterior paint SRT-tuned Bilstein three-mode active suspension Harman Kardon Green Edge amplifier 18-speaker premium audio system with subwoofer 8.4-inch touchscreen display GPS navigation HD radio, SiriusXM satellite radio, MediaHub (USB, SD, Aux), Uconnect 8.4A AM/FM/SXM/BT 20x9-inch SRT Matte Black forged wheels 275 40/ZR20 Pirelli PZero tires 15 actual miles From the Robertson Collection {analysis}This car, Lot 643, sold for $88,000, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s Hot August Nights auction in Reno, NV, on August 6–8, 2015. Dodge fundamentally changed the…

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…
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