1971 Challenger convertible project for sale.
Complete car (minus engine/trans and hood) with all trim, interior, top mechanism, chassis/suspension included.
This is an original 318 2V / 904 auto., non-air car with drum brakes, PS, 7 1/4 rearend. Original color is B5 blue w/ blue Deluxe interior and a white power top. It had the Slapstick, console, and non-Rally dash.
This car was bought complete and intact so all of the hard-to-find, convertible-only trim pieces, glass, etc., are included with this project.
All tin/rust repair work has been completed on the shell. Car required new front floors & rear foot wells, trunk pan & extensions, lower rear quarters, and misc. patches within the cowl vent area (frame rails are solid and required no attention). All of this work has been completed (MIG welded; rear quarter welds are a little wavy, all else came out great). All seam sealer replaced as required. Engine compartment and jambs were fully stripped to bare metal and the full interior, jambs, trunk, and engine compartment have been epoxy primed (Nason Fulpoxy) in preparation for paint.
As it sits, the outer body is ready for leveling (filler work) and on to priming/blocking and paint. The interior, jambs, and engine compartment are ready for paint now.
- Complete body (less hood) with f & r valances
- All small parts, brackets, latches, handles, shields, hardware, nuts, bolts, etc.
- All trim
- Replated front and rear bumpers (beautifully finished by Tri-City Plating) /all braces
- All lights/bezels
- All side glass and regulators/tracks/mechanisms (no windshield)
- Mirrors, interior & two exteriors (Rally)
- Flip-top gas cap
- Grill (needs some work)
- Convertible top mechanism (complete)
- Radiator support panel (rt side) replaced to accommodate 26 radiator
- Fully rebuilt door hinges
- Hood hinges (nice, ready for paint)
- Original wiring harness (complete) from this car
- V-8 K-member / front suspension / drum brakes
- Power steering box
- Welded subframe connectors (2x1x.125 bar)
- All underhood pieces (horns, wiper motor, wiring harness, etc.)
- Gas tank and straps
- Fuel lines / tank vent system
- Original bumper jack (complete)
- Brake lines not included
- 11 disc brake conversion components (steering knuckles, rotors, caliper adapters, calipers, splash shields)
- 8 3/4 rearend assy, complete (E-body width, 489 case, 2.76 gears, w/ brakes, shock plates)
- B/RB leaf springs (5-leaf)
- Driveshaft and yoke, for B/RB w/ 8 3/4 rearend (45 19/32), w/ large yoke
- New power brake booster assembly and master cylinder
- [All pieces are complete and original to this car and need restoration]
- Bucket seats, rear seat , seat belts
- Complete dashboard, non-Rally, AM radio, all controls, wiring, brackets, etc. (never disassembled)
- Steering column
- Heater box / vent box / ducts
- Slapstick shifter assy
- Sun visors
- Door panels / rear panels / kick panels
- Power top pump / cylinders / lines
- Top boot
- Nice extra set of black door panels (easy resto)
- New reproduction rear panels (convertible only)
- Extra set of kick panels
- Extra full set of seat tracks (originals are rusty)
- Extra set of original black seatbelts
- Nice used extra Slapstick bezel
This car is not a junkyard refugee. I bought it from an older gentleman (2nd owner?) in this area in 1998. It had been stored outside under a tarp for several years. The car was complete to the nut and bolt but needed everything due to age and elements. I had it up and running shortly thereafter, before disassembling it for a full restoration. Everything has been stored dry since my purchase and all pieces and parts (other than those noted) are bagged and boxed and go with the car. I no longer have the original 318/904.
Sale includes everything listed above and items pictured, as well as all of the small miscellaneous parts, brackets, hardware, etc. that came from the car. I also have the fender tag (pictured) and at least one build sheet for this car.
If car sells by Buy-It-Now, I will throw in a complete, untouched 69 steel crank 440 4bbl with 727 tranny that I removed from a 69 Chrysler 300. Motor is complete from AVS carb to pan (less exhaust manifolds). Ill also throw in a new set of Mopar Performance XHD leaf springs (new, never installed) and a set of 440/Hemi torsion bars (.925).
Car is located in Huntsville, Alabama. Buyer to pick-up locally or arrange all shipping. I can assist with loading at my residence.
Car does not have a title as they are not required in Alabama for cars 35 years or older. From the Alabama Department of Revenue (please see revenue.alabama.gov): No Alabama certificate of title shall be obtained for: (a) A motor vehicle more than 35 model years old or trailer more than 20 model years old.
Please e-mail any questions or you can call me and Ill do my best to answer them or provide additional photos if needed.
My mobile phone number is 256-653-6393. My name is Mike.
I probably wont be able to answer on weekdays til about 5:30pm CST. If I dont answer, leave me a voice mail and I will return your call.
Deposit of US $500.00 within 48 hours of auction close. Paypal may be used for deposit only. Full payment required within 7 days of auction close (cash, bank wire transfer, or cleared cashier's check).
Sun, 28 Apr 2013 15:05:00 EST
In 2011, Chrysler announced a $72-million investment in its Toledo Machining Plant to modernize production of the eight- and nine-speed torque-converters for automatic transmissions made there. That upgrade work won't be finished until Q3 of this year, but Chrysler has already announced a further $19.6-million investment to increase production capacity for the nine-speeders.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:01:00 EST
The extra units will be necessary because the nine-speed transmission they'll be mated to is going into three popular models: it will debut on the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, then go into the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart. The company predicted that this year alone it would sell 200,000 units equipped with the nine-speed tranny, and it is spending some $374 million in addition to the investment in Toledo to upgrade production capacity for it.
The work attached to this new investment won't begin until Q3 of 2014, and it will be finished by the end of that year. There's a press release below with all the details.
We think this officially counts as a tradition. Every year going back to 2010, Mopar has rolled out a limited edition version of a popular product from the Chrysler Group portfolio. First it was the Mopar '10 Challenger, then the Mopar '11 Charger, then last year's Mopar '12 300, and this year it will be the Mopar '13 Dart, which will make its official world debut next week at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:56:00 EST
Limited in number to just 500 units, the Mopar '13 Dart is no mere appearance package, though the demeanor of the Dart will be murdered out with a gloss black finish, gloss black 18-inch wheels, a set of Mopar blue stripes and a mean-looking Mopar ground effects kit. Likewise, the interior is touched up with leather seats (a blue one for the driver and black hides for the passengers), gloss black and black chrome trim, blue accent stitching, a sport pedal kit and other Mopar interior accessories.
Turning our attention back to the mechanical bits, the Mopar '13 Dart comes with the car's most powerful engine, a turbocharged 1.4-liter MultiAir four (shared with Fiat 500 Abarth) that's paired with a manual transmission. Those big, black wheels get wrapped in low profile 225/40R18 performance tires, and keeping everything in check is an upgraded brake kit with slotted rotors. The steering has also been calibrated for performance, the suspension lowered seven millimeters, and the exhaust tuned for better engine breathing.
In Autoblog's recent First Drive of the 2015 Challenger SRT with the 707-horsepower Hellcat V8 we found its engine to be as brutally powerful as the numbers would suggest, even if it wasn't the best handler. However, the muscle-car-styling just isn't right for some buyers that need four doors and proper rear seats to haul around the family. It appears that Dodge has their backs, though, because the Hellcat is very likely on its way into the Charger in the near future. Imagine the looks on your passengers' faces when you stomp down on the throttle.
According to Road and Track, when Dodge submitted the Hellcat for engine power certification to the Society of Automotive Engineers, the company included the Charger on the paperwork. That showed that the automaker wanted the engine checked out for the sedan, too. R&T reckons the 707-hp Charger would hit the road about a year from now, clearing the Challenger for a year of exclusivity with the powerplant.
When the Charger SRT Hellcat does hit the road, it may carry a very special accolade. Assuming nothing beats it in the meantime, it might be the world's highest horsepower production sedan. Think on that for a second. Even a Mercedes S65 AMG only has 621 horsepower, though a good bit more torque at 738 pound-feet to the Dodge's 650 lb-ft. So while the beastly engine is getting put into other models, where else would you like to see it? The Ram? Grand Cherokee? Let us know in Comments.