1968 Dodge Charger Body
Up for auction is a 1968 Dodge Charger that is nothing more than a shell. Granted, there are a lot of missing parts, this car is still very restorable. About 9 years ago, the whole body was dipped and phosphate coated at Metal Refinishers here in Jackson, MS. Quarter skins were installed along with rear valance and other parts. All parts were purchased from Paddock. The trunk floor, trunk extensions, and interior floors were not installed yet but are included in the auction. The lower sections of the quarters have not been welded either. I'm really picky about my work, so if I were to keep this car, I would go back and re-repair a lot of the work that was already done. But not everyone is like me and a lot of people would be glad to pick up right where the previous owner stopped. The car sat on it's rails for while and was shuffled around which dented the pinch welds and outer rockers. I have taken pictures of the numbers on the radiator support and the trunk gutter, which on pre-69 models do not have any relation to the actual VIN. Just the "B" (Hamtramck Plant), the "8" (1968), the "X" (Charger Line) were related to the VIN. The remaining numbers were not the sequence numbers but instead, was an vehicle order number. The dash frame with the original VIN plate were not sold with the body and I do not know where it ended up. I saw the car before the restoration began and this car was originally green, green interior, green vinyl top, 318, auto on the floor w/ console, and factory A/C. You could use this shell for many different builds.... the body on your project '68 is badly wrecked or too far gone... or you want to build a race car out of it.... or maybe you just want it for parts. It's up to you.
Story on the car: A local gentleman started to restore this car as a father-son project. They made a lot of progress on the car and spent a lot of money in the process. The son ended up passing away after a battle with cancer. As you can imagine, the father lost all interest in the this car along with his other projects. The car sat for a while and then he finally decided to sell everything off. He didn't want to piece it out but instead, he wanted to sell everything as one lot ('68 Charger, '69 Charger, '70 Charger, and a trailer load of parts). After many people looked at the lot (myself included) no one would jump on the whole lot. After a year of trying to sell it, he started to piece things out a little at a time. Finally, someone purchased the remaining lot. The lot changed hands a few more times, each time fewer and fewer parts where in the lot and everyone sold it "all-or-nothing"... so I purchased what was left, which included everything you see here along with a pair of complete doors,a deck lid, and a very small handful of misc random parts. I only purchased it for the doors and deck lid. They are not included in the auction but if you win the auction, and really want the doors and deck lid, I will sell them for an additional cost of $500. I would probably keep the car but I have too many projects already.
I can take additional pictures if you like. Just send me a message.
This car is being sold as-is, where-is, with no warranty, no VIN, and no title. SERIOUS BIDDERS ONLY! Please do not waste my time. Winning bidder is responsible for all shipping arrangements. The body is fairly light and will be easy to load onto your trailer. I can assist with loading the car on your trailer. No negotiations on price after the auction has ended. Bid what you are willing to pay. A $200 non-refundable deposit is due within 5 days after the auction has ended. The remaining balance is due before the vehicle is released for transport. All funds must clear prior to delivery. I accept Paypal along with other forms of payment for the deposit. I will not accept Paypal for the remaining balance due to high fees. Cash is person is fine too. Thank you for looking at my auction and Good Luck!
Dodge Charger for Sale
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In 1914, the Dodge brothers went from being a parts supplier to a full-scale automaker, and to celebrate the centennial of this milestone, Dodge will offer special editions of the 2014 Charger and Challenger early next year. Both cars will be sold in limited numbers (although no specific number was given), and these cars will stand out thanks to unique touches like 20-inch wheels, 100th anniversary edition logos and the exclusive High Octane Red Pearl Coat paint job (shown above).
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 19:21:00 EST
The 100th Anniversary Edition package, which runs $2,200 on the 2014 Charger and $2,500 on the 2014 Challenger, comes with red or black leather seats with a cloud print (for a denim-like look) and metal badges on the seatbacks that read "Dodge Est. 1914," while similar logos are also found on the wheel center caps and front fenders. The instrument gauges are unique to each car, with the Charger getting black gauges and the Challenger getting white gauges, and to enunciate the 100-year anniversary, both cars have red numerals on the speedometer for the 100-mile-per-hour mark.
Finishing off the 100th Anniversary Edition cars, which will be offered on V6 and R/T models, Dodge adds a flat-bottom steering wheel and embroidered floor mats as a part of the package. Scroll down for the full press release for these commemorative models.
You ever hear a story and start cringing before you hear the end because you know how it's going to turn out? That could very well have been the case with the story from a few weeks ago in West Valley City, Utah, where a 14-year-old kid stole his grandfather's Hyundai Veloster and took it for a joyride - through a park full of children. But instead it turned into a heart-warming tale of heroism and a community banding together to do what's right... and then some.
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Bryson Rowley was that hero who identified the danger and, rather than sit idly by and watch the joyrider potentially run over a child, got into his truck and drove it into the menacing runaway hatchback. The collision caused some $7,500 to his 2008 Dodge Ram 2500, but instead of getting stuck with the bill - one which his insurance may very well have refused to pay since the crash was, technically speaking, intentional - his community pitched in a helping hand.
Bryan Ellison, who owns West Valley Carstar with his brother, saw the news on television and wanted to help. So he brought Rowley a rental car, picked up his truck and brought it back to his auto repair shop. People from around the community donated parts, and when all was said and done, some $15,000 of work and upgrades were performed on the Ram that was returned to an overwhelmed Bryson Rowley better than new. Watch the video below for the full story.
We recently saw updated specs and new trims of the 2015 Viper, but it looks like the folks at Dodge were saving the biggest surprise for last. Prices on all levels of the American sports car are seeing an immediate, across-the-board price cut of $15,000; even 2014 models still remaining on dealer lots.
The new MSRP for the 2015 Viper in its base SRT trim now starts at $84,995, and when the TA and GTS come to the lineup later next year, they start at $100,995 and $107,995, respectively. The move seems like a swing for the fences that might help to quell slow sales.
Obviously, current Viper owners might be somewhat peeved that their investment was just re-priced by the company. However, to assuage some of their concerns, Dodge is giving all fifth-gen owners a certificate worth $15,000 towards the purchase of a new one, which comes in addition to the price reduction.