This next car comes as a tip from David in Tampa who writes: I miss the unadorned simple honesty of this kind of truck. It’s like a child’s sketch of a truck, the truckiest of trucks that ever trucked a truck. Honestly, you’d have to have rocks in your head to shell out for whatever […]
When you think of Pony cars from the 80’s and 90’s the Dodge Daytona probably doesn’t come to mind. Camaro Iroc Z’s duked it out with Mustang 5.0’s for king of the street during this time period, but Dodge took over as primary sponsor of the IROC race series in 1991. The Daytona IROC R/T […]
There is something special about finding a badge swapped version of a common car. You take all of the good qualities of the mass market common classic like parts availability, pricing, and community support and add a dash of rarity and uniqueness to it. A Dodge Ramcharger is cool, but a Plymouth Trail Duster is […]
From 1971 through 1994 you could go to a Dodge dealer and purchase a brand new subcompact Japanese car in sedan/coupe/wagon/hatchback form. It was called the Colt and was a rebadged version of the Mitsubishi Galant/Lancer and later the Mirage, but today’s example comes from a time when the impending fuel crisis of the early 70s was making drivers look for something smaller than the typical huge V8 offered by the domestic brands. In the back of that Dodge showroom you could find something called the Colt that was powered by a 1.6 or 2.0 liter 4-banger and drive home without refilling twice on the way. Find this 1974 Dodge Colt Wagon offered for $8,500 in Mountain View, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next classic comes from tipper Rock On who correctly points out that the Dart comes “complete with factory installed anti-theft device ( 3 on the tree!!!).” And no catalytic convertor for dirty worthless thieves to hack out and sell for scrap metal. Find this 1963 Dodge Dart offered for $5,500 in Santa Cruz, CA […]
om the malaise era seems like a strange choice. There is a reason you don’t see an Aspens on the road today, but the builder of this next custom has replaced every single part that would have been a reason your dad would have taught you some new words as the car was stalled on the side the road. The price might be well above what you’d expect an Aspen to ever be worth, but the end result looks good and is probably fun to drive around town. Find this 1979 Dodge Aspen offered for $14,000 in Ardmore, OK via craigslist. Tip from Kevin.
People sell classic cars (and take a bath on them) when expectations and reality crash like two freight trains. The expectation was that the high desert dweller would store these classics for a day when they became valuable, but reality involved lots of blue tarps and some meth…err…mess. I’m not sure what is going on in this listing, but it seems like a fun weekend if you’ve got a car carrier and want to make some new friends. Find this collection of cars offered for $20,000 in Oro Grande, CA.
There is nothing subtle about a Shelby Dodge from the 80s with the GLH or GLHS badge. Big bold SHELBY decades adorn every exposed surface and badges declare things like INTERCOOLED. But any tightwad boost junkie will be familiar with the Shelby Charger GLHS for its perky personality, ’80s performance and generally showing expensive cars who is the boss. Malign it for front wheel drive, or love it for the Shelby name; these little GLHS (Omni or Charger) coupes will be worth something someday. Find this 1987 Shelby Charger GLHS offered for $8700 in Laguna Niguel, CA via craiglist. Tip from Rock On!
A Dodge Caravan El Camino, an Excalibur and a ’51 Ford Ranchero walk into a bar. The bartender says…I picked the wrong week to stop huffing paint. Wow. Tipper Matt C (who found this by searching for who knows what) put a crisp summary of the seller’s faceplace marketbork listing here: A Dodge Caravan pickup conversion for $9000, looks fairly well done. A ’51 Ford also converted to a pickup for $12000, looks like more of a hack job. And wait, there’s also an Excalibur kit car for $13000, looking like a prewar Mercedes that has put on a considerable amount of weight and been stuffed full of seriously downmarket interior. In other words, like a typical Excalibur.
In 1986 and 1987, Shelby Automobiles modified about 500 Dodge Omnis in their California based factory for shipment and sales directly through Dodge dealers around the country. These econobox legends were outfitted with a modified engine, upgraded wheels, brakes and suspension and given a factory Shelby VIN…so don’t call it a tuner car or a kit car. Find this 1986 Shelby Omni GLHS offered for a starting bid of $8000 in Fredericksburg, VA via craigslist.