Mounts on passenger side of dash in wood grain insert. Recall the turbine coupe concept? Through the years the Charger suffered the normal wear and tear of being an Ohio car. The entire engine compartment was cooked, the hood was warped, and the fenders were singed. The seats look nice except for the seam separation on the bottom of thefront section. This Dodge Charge still retains the original spare tire having never been on the ground and still has the molding bumps on the tread. Seeing buyers shun the bloated intermediate redesigned Chrysler products for the old A-bodies was as cringeworthy as watching Chrysler try to broughamify these quite attractive coupes into something they were not designed to be.
The top of the left front fender has some small dents and paint scuffs due to transport damage when it was shipped to me years ago. Remember, the A-bodies sold better at the end of this generation, than they had when their redesign was new, which is a 180 from what is typical in the Industry. Very nice door panels, nstrument cluster. Ugly — but it worked for the market! The engine is a small block 318-360? Very nice, cleaned and repainted. The interior was freshened up by Joe and friend Greg Jasinski using pieces from Legendary Auto Interiors and features new carpeting and seat covers. Master cylinder and brake booster appear to be replacements. The hood and roof panels are in very poor condition.Next
I almost bought an Aspen, but not being able to find one that matched the triple bronze beauty on the front of the brochure, and various lies from salesmen killed that. There was also a hardtop coupe on the same wheelbase. The result was a model lineup that looked like the 1971-74 arrangement in terms of badging, but was more like 1966-70 or 1975 in terms of what the cars actually looked like. That became more and more true as the model proliferation wars raged hottest in the 1970s. After my 1970 Charger was totaled in 1978, I was looking for a replacement.
Still today this car is considered a true heritage performance classic. Last inspection on it was 1985, was hid away in an old garage. Stock these cars do look too big and bloated. It was Deep Sherwood Metallic with a dark-green vinyl top and jade-green interior. Save me as a favorite seller and subscribe to get my latest listed items. That would have been a plausible T-Bird competitor if they had plopped in a normal engine and given it a less gaudy tail.Next
It was because they were cheaper than the intermediates, as roomy as the intermediates and had the formal sedan stylings that handled broughamification and the retro sedan look that carried into the 1980s big time. For 1976, at least at Dodge, things got really weird. I specialize in 1971-74 2 door B body Mopar Parts. If you have any questions feel to call daytime 606-568-0748 or evenings 606-666-2742 ask for Marvin Also published at eBay. Having said that, seeing a nice example of one of these cars now does have a certain appeal to me of what we have lost in the last 30 and many more years ago. They sold, too; I remember seeing lots of them. It was one of the oldest passenger car designs then being offered by a domestic manufacturer, unless you count Checker and Avanti.Next
The second Paint Code identifies the body color. This car runs and drives great and can be driven anywhere. You are buying just the emblem; wood grain inserts shown for mounting location. A Dodge salesman tried to steer me toward a two door Lebaron. Chrysler was in bad shape by 1974 with car designs that failed to reflect the style and taste of the 1970s.
A Coronet brougham would have made more sense. In all these cases, the basic issues were pretty similar: reactionary rather than forward-looking product planning, trying to do too many things at once and also trying to do it on the cheap. I know the styling of this era was a little bloated and over the top, but I always thought it suited the persona of these vehicles. I have tried to describe it honestly but if you have questions please let me know. I will expect you to purchase the car if you are the high bidder.Next
No cancellation allowed once order is placed. Funny — her friend still misses and talks about that car, much as Wifey and I still talk about our Goldwood yellow 1964 Chevy convertibles. Convertible 45 - Station Wagon 2-Seat 29 - 2 Dr. The four door Chrysler intermediates carried into the early 1970s the coke-bottle streamlined roof look from the late 1960s. Watching the market shift from muscle to brougham, leaving these bloated sportmobiles flopping and flipping like gasping fish was cringeworthy. Many of the boomers were getting married and starting families around this time.Next
Looks like some wiring and fuel line have been disconnected. Not only did they launch a fastback intermediate in 19-freaking-74 when broughamification was fully underway, the Matador coupe was incapable of being updated. The fuel tank appears to have been replaced. By ensuring we follow manufacturer advertising guidelines, AutoPartsWarehouse. Luckily, the fire stayed under the hood and the car could be salvaged. She drove the Charger for a few years, and it was gone by 1980. But, these swoopy coupes were planned during the height of muscle car era.Next
But after listening to a 10-year-old crying for two days, his parents decided to keep the car. Also, the 1974 Ford redesign dumped the original fish-mouthed Torino design in the front for a dowdy frumpy park bench bumper with a giant formal grille. As you can see in the pictures it still has its California blue license plates. The Buick Riviera was a very muscular design that year, and the Thunderbird still retained its youthful jetset touches, not to mention the pre-downsized Grand Prix with its hidden headlight doors or the the sleek Toronado. By 73-77, they traded into Grand Prixs. Insurance went through the roof, regulations started catching up, and suddenly these Hemi- and 440-powered superstars were rudely pushed out of the picture. Since the car has not been run since 2009 I know the car will need some level of typical repairs though to make it an everyday driver.Next