For Sale By:owner
Exterior Color: Red
Interior Color: Black
Number of Cylinders: 8
Drive Type: 4 speed
West Branch, Iowa, United States
Two 1971 Dodge Chargers . One of them is a 383 4 speed Charger 500 that has a 440 in it. The other is a plain Charger that came with a low perf 383 auto but the engine and trans are long gone. The 500 has a 440 and still retains the 4 speed with a 8 3/4 . The red 500 is sort of rusty but could be fixed .
I bought the Yellow Charger because the body is in really nice shape and only has rust on the roof . Some one started to fix up the yellow car by painting the engine bay orange. This car has Power disc brakes with A/C and power steering. No engine or transmission . It is appearant that someone had converted it to a 4 speed so it has the pedals and a nasty hole in the floor for the shifter but other wise the body is very solid.
. The red 500 has had a paint job . It was born light blue, most likely it got wrecked in the early 80's, the original 383 is long gone. The origin of the 440 is unclear and has been rebuilt . It currenty has a bad starter and hasn't run for a few years. Both cars have Iowa titles .
I had plans on making one good car but my interest have changed. I just want to move them . They should go together and I hope to make a deal with some one who can handle two cars. Check 'em out and make an offer. I would split them up and I could use the 440 for another project I have if that becomes a bargining chip. I would consider trades of 69 GTX or Super Bee cars or parts. I also have other cars for sale or trade. Located in eastern Iowa along I-80.
I want to make it clear that the auction is for both Dodge Chargers, The winning bid takes both cars and I will the leave the engine in the red car.There is still no engine or trans with the yellow car .Both cars have Iowa titles.
Consumer Reports has announced its annual list of worst vehicles, a cringe-inducing contrast to its list of top vehicles. Ignominiously leading the way in 2014 is Chrysler, which has a staggering seven models listed.
Jeep nearly sweeps the small SUV segment by itself, with its Compass, Patriot and 2.4-liter version of the new Cherokee, while the only midsize sedans listed by CR were the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger. The new Dodge Dart and the Dodge Journey round out CR's condemnation of Chrysler.
Ford is taking heat as well, with the Taurus, Edge and their counterparts from Lincoln all listed as the worst vehicles in their respective segments. Toyota doesn't fare much better, with its Lexus IS, Scion iQ and tC also making the list.
The Dodge Dart, Cadillac XTS and Lincoln MKS all failed to earn a "Recommended" rating from Consumer Reports. When it came to the compact Dart, the organization's testers thought the vehicle offered a quiet cabin, solid-feeling chassis and nimble suspension, but the new model ultimately fell short of the coveted rating due to powertrain issues. The institute's reviewers found the base 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine to be underpowered and noted "drivability issues" when the available turbocharged 1.4-liter four was paired with the optional dual-clutch transmission (some of our editors disliked it paired with the six-speed manual). CR also dinged the latter powerplant for sounding "raspy." For what it's worth, we think the forced-induction engine offers an excellent and playful exhaust note, but that's just us.
As for the XTS, CR lauded the car for its luxurious cabin, but the vehicle's experience was dulled by its finicky CUE infotainment interface. Overall, the big Cadillac scored much higher than its cross-town rival from Lincoln. While testers found the American luxury sedan to offer a quiet ride and quality fit and finish, they felt the MKS delivered a "cramped driving position, ungainly handling, uncomposed ride, and limited visibility." Ouch. At the end of the day, both cars fell short of rivals from Japan, Germany and Korea. Check out the full press release below with more details, along with CR's musings on the Chevrolet Spark and Lexus ES.
Certain requests for description simply cannot be fulfilled, like if someone asked you to describe Picasso's Guernica or Gilliam's Brazil. There is only one appropriate answer to such entreaties, and that is: "You just gotta see it." That's where we are with the latest episode of Roadkill, wherein Messr's Freiburger and Finnegan dig out a 1968 Dodge Charger that Freiburger acquired in exchange for a set of cylinder heads, and intend to stuff it with the big-block motor from a long-bed, three-quarter ton Dodge pickup.
Only the pickup is too nice to tear apart, and the Charger needs a whole lot more lovin' - and parts - than initially expected. Enter, stage right, the Class A Dodge Pace Arrow motorhome with a 440 big-block purchased for $1,000, and a retired Plymouth Fury from a previous episode.
What ensues over the course of the 40-minute installment is more cuttin', yankin', leakin', stallin', hammerin' and smokin' action than you've seen in a long time, and some techniques that would have made even Cooter wonder, "I'm not sure if we should do that." By the end, though, the payoff is good enough to make you think about perusing AutoTrader for a '68 Charger just to see if maybe...