This next car comes as a tip from Matt who writes: Here’s an interesting auction. This car is quite famous in the slant six world, although that may be the definition of a big fish in a small pond. It’s a Simca drag car with a turbocharged and injected Chrysler six cylinder, at DT pricing. Find this 1938 Simca 8 Drag Car bidding for $4500 with 3 days to go via IronHorseAuction.com.
It’s brown. It’s a wagon. It has a carburetor fed inline-6 mated to a slushbox automatic and it probably smells of old cheese vinyl. Yes, this is the perfect car for a family who doesn’t want to drive yet another stupid crossover/crossunder from the product planners at the mainstream automakers. Just be sure that everybody wears shoes that can be used to push a car if necessary. Find this 1977 Dodge Aspen Wagon offered for $10,500 in Westhampton Beach, NY via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
When you see a picture of a classic domestic car at a drag strip, it usually includes some lifted front tires and a tale of 10 second glory. This next car didn’t twist off the line and annihilate the Fox body Mustang in the next lane, and with an admitted 20 second 1/4 time (slant-6 […]
The Plymouth Barracuda introduced the world to fastback shaped pony cars a full two weeks before Ford’s Mustang was released in April 1964, but even hardcore Mopar enthusiasts will agree that it is a good thing that the Mustang outsold the Barracuda by a landslide because otherwise we’d be left the strange term fishcar for […]
The Dodge Dart was one of the most durable cars of the 1970’s. The inline slant 6 engine garnered a reputation for being nearly un-killable. Most cars back them didn’t even have a six digit odometers. The slant six was offered in almost every car and truck in the Mopar line up. The third generation […]
1977 was an interesting year on many fronts. It celebrated the first time a man made vaccine eradicated a virus (small pox), the incorporation of Apple Computers, the release of Lucas’s blockbuster Star Wars movie and the death of noted comedian Groucho Marx. It was also the year of some of the worst possible cars […]
The fourth generation Dodge Dart was introduced in 1967 on Chrysler’s A-body platform. Sales of the A-body were phenomenal when Valiant, Dart, Demon, Duster, 3700, Centura, Charger, Valiant Drifter, Valiant Pacer and Scamp sales were all combined, but the Dart accounted for the bulk of the sales and is the easiest to find parts today. […]
Tipper Oldsmobuick sent us a few good links to classic inline-6 Dodge Dart survivors and instead of picking one to post we figured this would make a great opportunity for our readers to choose. These aren’t going to win any beauty contests or make it past the curators at the Peterson Automotive Museum, but you […]
The early 1970s Dodge Dart was small unibody sedan built on the third generation A-body platform. Sales of the A-body were phenomenal when Valiant, Dart, Demon, Duster, 3700, Centura, Charger, Valiant Drifter, Valiant Pacer and Scamp sales were all combined. This 1972 Dodge Dart Swinger hardtop, for sale in Westland, MI is currently bidding for […]