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 […]
You come across some odd stuff surfing Craigslist. This lot of 30 Mopar B-body cars for sale in Rhinebeck, NY via craigslist certainly qualifies. It would be interesting to find out the back story here. It is a safe bet to say the seller is unmarried from looking through these pictures. This hoard of cars […]
Is there anything sacred left in this world? First, the Spice Girls fragment into a few less-than-stellar individual acts, and now somebody swapped a Mopar 340 V8 into a convertible ’73 Mustang (tip from Rock On!)? For today’s Thursday Twister, I’d like to ask you when has a swap gone too far. I guess this fits […]
Compare this car to the previous pile of Dodge parts that we featured — that was a late 70s Diplomat with big bumpers, unfun smog equipment, and the fetid stink of the malaise era — but THIS is a sweet early 70s classic with legit street cred. Find this 1974 Plymouth Duster offered for $12,000 […]