Number of Cylinders: 8
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: RWD
Germantown, Tennessee, United States
68 Dodge Charger - Runs and drives great. Low mile 360 V8, 727 Trans. One of the previous owners installed rear quarter panel lwr repair panels. They are a bit wavy. He also welded in sheetmetal panels in the floors. Good job tho, no leaks. I did a repair on pin holes in the trunk right off the POR-15 website. At some point someone installed a 4 spd trans so the clutch pedal and shifter hump are still in the car. When I got it I drove it as a 4 spd for awhile but the engine gave out so I installed the 360 and 727 auto. The Charger was originally a 383 auto SE, gold exterior. The R/T emblems were on it when I got it. A few years back I also installed new poly front bushings, 11" brakes, u-joints, rear Hemi springs, front door panels, carpet and headliner. The chrome, rear side turn signals, wipers and other parts are in the trunk. The only things I can think of that are missing are the hood turn signal lights and the 2 tiny chrome angle pieces that join the top rail chrome with the windshield chrome. Speedometer is unhooked because it jumps all over the place but I have a replacement.The trunk seal and vent window seals will dribble water in a hard rain. I have enjoyed this car for years and hate to see her go but she needs to go to someone with the capability to finish her out right or just drive the crap out of her like she sits. I've tried to describe the condition of the car as best I can but in case I missed something the Charger is being auctioned as needing total restoration due to the fact every body panel needs some kind of attention, dents, waves, paint etc. Seat covers are original and showing threads. Wheels are old and showing some surface rust. So bid accordingly. If you are not up to the task, looking for a 'like new' car or can't pay then move on and keep looking. Email any questions. No trades. No warranties. Winning bidder will PayPal $500 non refundable deposit within 24 hours of auction ending and full balance within 7 days of auction end. Zero and bad feedback bidders will be deleted unless contacting me first. Charger is for sale locally so I reserve the right to close this auction at time of local sale.
The Aficionauto host Christopher Rutkowski has a real passion for original and replica cars from movies and television, whether they are from James Bond, Jurassic Park, or incredibly obscure Japanese shows. However, he might have outdone himself this time because he hopped into one of the biggest automotive stars of contemporary cinema. This 1970 Dodge Charger appeared in Fast & Furious and came back in Fast Five, where Paul Walker actually drove it. The menacing, black muscle car will make its return to the franchise in the seventh film, too.
The Fast and Furious Charger is a real beast no matter how you look at it. The interior is nothing more than two seats and a roll cage, and as the video shows, this thing vibrates constantly like a coiled mass of muscle ready to strike. The camera can barely stay in place most of the time. Also, Dom's Dodge is more than happy to do a smoky burnout and leave the driver partially deaf afterward from its wonderful, ear-splitting engine roar.
The Aficionauto also interviews the man who controls the keys to this beast. Bob Hartwig was once an F-15 pilot, but he also loved Hollywood vehicles. Now, he's a partner at Picture Car Warehouse, a company with about 850 cars that supplies vehicles to film studios. This Charger definitely seems to be Hartwig's favorite in the collection, as it should be.
No, this isn't quite the Dart SRT4 we've been waiting for - and still believe is coming - but as part of its 2013 Detroit Auto Show lineup, Dodge will be showing off the slightly sportier Dart GT seen here.
Building on the already well-equipped Limited model, the GT adds performance enhancements including a more powerful engine, 18-inch aluminum wheels, sport suspension calibration, unique front fascia and dual exhaust. Inside, you'll find perforated Nappa leather seats, a heated steering wheel and front seats, dual-zone climate control, remote start (if you spec the automatic transmission), Chrysler's 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen, a seven-inch TFT display in the gauge cluster, and a whole lot more. Optional goodies include hyper black aluminum wheels, a technology group (pushbutton start, keyless go, rain-sensing wipers, blind spot monitoring and smart-beam headlamps), power sunroof, Sirius radio, Garmin navigation, Alpine premium sound and high-intensity discharge headlamps.
Powering the Dart GT is Chrysler's 2.4-liter MultiAir2 four-cylinder engine producing 184 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. That grunt is sent to the front wheels via a standard six-speed manual transmission, but a six-speed automatic 'box is optional.
The guy who once made the Dodge Stratus a punchline of sorts is now a spokesman for the 2014 Dodge Durango, and the move appears to be paying off handsomely for Dodge. Will Ferrell, acting as 1970s-era TV news personality Ron Burgundy, has teamed up with the automaker for co-branded advertisements between the refreshed 2014 Durango and Ferrell's new movie, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Like Ferrell's fictional character, the ads are outrageous, flamboyant and a bit random. They're also successful: Automotive News says that more than 2.7 million people have already watched the videos since they debuted on October 5.
Those views are similar to the numbers that AN's top viral video of the year (e.g. Volkswagen's "Get Happy" Super Bowl ad) received, but there will eventually be as many as 70 videos comprising the Burgundy-Durango spots. According to the report, the videos were created primarily as a viral campaign online, although some are airing on television, too. For Dodge's part, the cost of the videos was significantly lower than a usual television campaign thanks to the fact that Ferrell wasn't paid for the spots since they were made in cooperation with promotional efforts for his new movie.
We've already posted a few of the videos in our previous post, but scroll down for several more - and head over to Adweek for a little added background on how these spots came to be.