This next car comes as an auction from my favorite place to find strangely donated cars — JDC in Orange, CA…Seriously, who donates a ’63 Dodge Polara ragtop with a 318V8 and push button automatic? Sure, it’s got some crusty rusty spots and a single circuit non-assisted brake setup…but this thing is worth thousands of […]
In 1971, the Satellite underwent a redesign, adopting “fuselage” styling similar to larger Chrysler C-Body models for its two-door, four-door, and wagon models. The big Satellite was built on a shared platform with the Dodge Charger, Coronet, and the Plymouth Roadrunner – and today we’ve got a sweet 440ci powered wagon. Find this 1971 Plymouth […]
Who says you can’t buy a mid ’60s domestic muscle car with a stonkin V8 and a pistol-grip 4-speed for around 5 grand? You don’t need to spend $25k like they might tell you over at those fancy auction websites, no sirrr, you just need to shop around and keep your booster shot up to […]
As much as I always loved the USA show Burn Notice, I could never come to terms with Michael Westen’s daily driver being a shiny black 74 Dodge Charger with a white interior. Here is an ex-spy who spent his days trying to be inconspicuous and nights crawling around in dumpsters and attaching trackers under cars. The last thing in the world he needed was a flashy ride with a pure white interior. Instead, this next feature has the right combination of dark interior, stealthy paint, MOPAR 440 V8, and “I ♥ SMOG” license plate that would be perfect for an ex-spy leading his own A-Team. Find this 1973 Dodge Charger SE offered for $10,000 in Mill Valley, CA via craigslist.
This next car comes as a tip from SecondMouse who writes; You don’t see these too often anymore. Most of the survivors I’ve seen are two doors. A storied, compact Plymouth model with a ton of automotive importance (e.g., parent of the Barracuda) and a cool name, that eventually died of a broken heart in 1976 and was replaced by the (ack) Volare. This one looks like it is in pretty good shape. I know we’d all like it better if it was a two door with a 340 4 speed, but this one says it’s a V8 (I assume the 273 – the 340 in a four door in ’74 was only available in the Scamp package, of which only a few hundred were ordered, so look close), appears to be in good nick and the price is right, at $3995. Find this 1974 Plymouth Valiant for $3995 in Houston on CL.
Remember the other day when I wrote that the V8 and 4-speed was overrated? Yeah…I may have been a bit tipsy from the Manhattan that Kaibeezy taught me to make the other day..and the reports of the death of the V8 and manual box have been greatly exaggerated. Find this 1975 Plymouth Scamp offered for $10.900 […]
You know what they say — they are only original once. To that I’ve added a corollary that states: I’d rather have original faded paint than a cheap respray. Even a nice paint job isn’t going to be as well adhered to the metal as the factory paint–don’t ask me why, I’m not a chemist, […]
We get a few tips in our daily inbox over here at DT headquarters. More than a few. It is quite an interesting and eclectic group of automobiles, and I’d love to write a feature on every single car…but there are many cars that don’t make the cut due to various factors…and this next car […]
Prices of classic Mopar 2-doors busted through the roof a few decades ago and they are still HOT HOT HOT, but finding an original paint Roadrunner with a 383 V8 and 4-speed manual for less than $20,000 is really good. If you don’t buy this car…well…somebody else will flip it. Find this 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner offered […]
About eight years ago, I was driving down the Merritt Parkway in my BMW E30 with my then girlfriend. We got passed by late model VW wagon full of kids. I noticed a Big Lebowski Abide sticker on his back bumper and to the dismay of my girl sped up to give him a crazy […]