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Dodge Coronet Lancer 2-door Hardtop - Lhd Mopar Downunder on 2040-cars

US $47,500.00
Year:1959 Mileage:98000
Location:

Fremantle, WA, Australia

Fremantle, WA, Australia

This is a rare low miles beast; youíll be hard pressed to find one restored to such a high standard. 

The í59 Dodge has outrageous fins; they start at the doors and just keep climbing, only to be outdone by the four rocket-style taillights that point like flames behind the car.  Itís longer, wider and more flamboyant that its predecessors and successors. 
 
And this Ď59ís unique features extend to the interior too.  The bench seats are clad in a one off cloth for 1959, with gold metallic thread woven through.  It has an eye-catching ribbon speedometer, which starts off green, changes to yellow at 35mph and then to red at 50mph. The rear vision mirror is mounted vertically off the dash and of course, thereís the futuristic push-button automatic.  The car is fitted with original NOS wheel spats and Custom Royal hub caps.

This car has been in Australia about 20 years; Iíve had her for about 8 years with two Aussie owners prior to myself.  It currently lives in Western Australia, which has a climate slightly drier than California (and no snow!). During her time in Australia, sheís only done a few thousand miles.  When I bought her, the paint was intact but old - at best a good 20 footer - but the panels were dead straight and there was no rust, except for a spot on one sill.  And there were no accident repairs.  

The original interior fabric was and still is in amazing condition, no sign of wear, which supports the low miles on the odometer.  I drove the car occasionally for a few years, typically a 50 mile return trip down the coast, but about 4 years ago, decided it was time she had a full body-on restoration.  I have hundreds of photos before and after work was performed. 

The work done on her includes a full strip followed with a two-tone 2-pak paint job in coral and rose-quartz, factory colours for 1959.  All rear chrome work was re-done, and although the low miles motor was in good shape, it was fully rebuilt (receipted) including heads with hardened valve seats for ULP.  

The huge power boosted drum 11Ē brakes have been recently serviced with new wheel cylinders, new bearings and new drums at rear in the last couple of months. The car has new rear shock absorbers.  Other rubbers and bushes have been replaced where necessary.  The master cylinder unit was replaced a few years ago.

In the cabin, the heater box and heater core were removed and serviced.  The original chrome valve radio was repaired and works fine.  Itís currently connected to two recessed speakers on the back dash and to the radio waves via twin rear aerials. I havenít touched the instrument cluster or the dash as itís in excellent condition.  

The carpet was replaced with molded carpet from the US.  The roof lining was replaced by a professional upholsterer with material sourced from the US.  The bootís fully carpeted and has a full spare wheel cover.  

Because Iíve had two í59 Dodge sedans and this í59 2dr hardtop over the last 20 years, Iíve accumulated plenty of spares including a large assortment of brightware, including excellent Coronet hubcaps, various mechanical and electrical components, including an original rebuilt carburetor, distributor, spare í59 Dodge valve radio, at least half a dozen taillights (still in boxes) and numerous other assorted items.  I also have a full RHD dash and instrument cluster from an Australian delivered factory RHD.   I also purchased original cloth fabric for the front seats, just in case.  Please donít call if you want parts.  They stay with the car.

This car is not perfect, but itís damned close. Iíve spent tens of thousands of dollars on this car but itís now time for someone else to enjoy the pleasure of owning this unique car.  For overseas buyers, I paid $US 1400 for shipping last time (add on your local brokerage charges and taxes if any).

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Help find Kenny Wayne Shepherd's stolen 1972 Dodge Charger

Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:33:00 EST

Judging by his collection of cars, blues musician Kenny Wayne Shepherd (shown above, at left, with fellow musician George Thorogood) is an enthusiast of classic Dodge muscle cars, so it's no surprise that he is an active member of Mopar-related online communities. When his 1972 Dodge Charger turned up missing from an LA-area warehouse last Wednesday, Shepherd took to the forums of Moparts.org in an attempt to get the word out in hopes of recovering his custom classic.
The Charger was stolen along with four other vehicles, and Hot Rod reports that two women have been taken into custody since - but still no word on the car. With its blacked-out appearance (including custom Foose wheels), this car is definitely hard to miss, but Shepherd also said that the car might be even more distinguishable now due to some body damage that may have occurred as it was being driven from the warehouse lot. Shepherd's website has a full gallery of images for this '72 Charger, which also has a modern 392-cubic-inch V8 under the hood and a six-speed gearbox pulled from a Viper.
If you're in the LA area and happen to see this car, Shepherd asks that you call the LAPD West Valley Division at 818-374-7611. Here's to hoping this one-of-a-kind Charger turns up unscathed.

Dodge and Jeep recalling 895k SUVs for possibility of headliner fires

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:10:00 EST

Dodge and Jeep are announcing recalls of a total of 895,000 Durango and Grand Cherokee models worldwide from the 2011 through 2014 model years. There's a possibility that the wiring in the sun visor can short circuit and cause a fire. It specifically affects vehicles built between January 5, 2010, and December 11, 2013, and there are approximately 651,000 of them in the US, 45,700 in Canada, 23,000 in Mexico and 175,000 outside of North America.
Screws that fasten the sunvisor to the headliner may pierce wires in the visor, if the part has been removed or serviced, potentially causing a fire risk. If the wires short circuit, they could overheat and potentially combust. The automakers report three injuries caused by this defect, and according to the investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "there may be a total of 52 unique fire incidents."
To fix the problem, Dodge and Jeep will inspect the vehicles for suspect wiring, and all of the models, whether damaged or not, will get a new sun visor spacer with a wire guide to stop the possibility of short circuits. According to the automakers' announcement, "this condition is not present in vehicles which have not had the headliner or vanity mirror serviced." They will notify affected owners, and repairs will begin in August.

Mopar '14 teased, returns to Challenger

Wed, 16 Oct 2013 13:00:00 EST

Every year, Mopar selects one special vehicle from the Chrysler portfolio and creates its own, one-off, special edition. Previously, there was the Mopar '13 Dart, '12 300, '11 Charger and the '10 Challenger, and for 2014, this teaser image shows that the company will be giving the unique treatment to Dodge's muscle coupe yet again.
Mopar has not revealed any details about its '14 Challenger, though the brand's president and CEO, Pietro Gorlier, says that "This limited-edition ride is for muscle-car fans who love high octane and customizable performance." All we know is, it's white, has some blue stripes, and a black (or carbon fiber) rear spoiler.
We'll know more when the Mopar '14 Challenger is revealed at the SEMA show in early November. In the meantime, click the image above to check out the teaser in high resolution, and have a look below for Chrysler's official press blast.