1961 Dodge Dart Seneca Sedan 61 Forward Look Mopar Solid Driver Low Orig Miles on 2040-cars
Ocala, Florida, United States
Nice solid '61 Dart Seneca, 4 door sedan, 225 cid slant six runs excellent, no smoke, runs very clean, exhaust is a little loud, Torqueflite 3 speed auto tranny shifts very well, carb has been thoroughly cleaned, original gas tank is in fantastic shape, it's been cleaned and sealed, along with a new sending unit gasket and float installed, ethanol treatment, lead additive and octane boost used in the gasoline, installed a new master cyl and two front brake hoses for the brakes, did a brake bleed and nice clean fluid throughout, brakes work very good, all lines are solid, car is a southern car and very solid underneath, the floors are excellent, no holes or patches, fenders are very nice, no filler, solid doors, rockers, doglegs, bottom of passenger side quarter panel has some rot, and the driver's side bottom quarter has been fixed before. Trunk floor is original and does have a few small holes, as seen in the pics. Lip where weather strip is is very solid, as is the trunklid and roof. Glass is all good, interior is decent, beautiful original headliner, dash is faded and has some pitting on the chrome parts, door panels are fair, but hanging in there. Rear seat is original and not too bad, does have a couple of splits, front seat is torn up a bit, hence the seat cover. Car was originally LL1 Silver-grey metallic, but was repainted years ago in a charcoal grey metallic. It buffed up pretty good, but it could use a fresh coat. The car has manual brakes, manual steering, and the only options it has is a radio, torqueflite, and a day/nite mirror. My apologies for the horrible looking rims that are on it, I do not have the originals. These rims would be better suited for a car trailer in my opinion, but they'll get the job done. It runs very nice, and it does drive very well, but it's not ready for a road trip yet. Before a long distance drive is in order, I would suggest the hubs be pulled to check the wheel cylinders, and I would suggest a carb re-build and a fresh set of tires. Very hard to find these cars in this condition anymore. Most of them rusted shortly after they were new. Any questions, just ask. and no, the red '58 is not for sale. This will make a great little driver, or it can be restored, it's your call. The milage is original on it, and it runs and drives like it as well. I've included a photo of the gas tank before it was installed back into the car, so you can see how nice it is. Also, here is a link to a couple of videos of my son driving the car. (sound quality is not that good though)
It's typically hard to find early examples of the Dodge Viper that haven't been crashed or modified, but one eBay seller has a showroom-fresh version of the V10 roadster up for sale worthy of an eBay Find of the Day. With just 504 miles on the odometer (according to the description and not the images) and "no defects at all," this 1994 Viper is a rare find indeed. Tack on the Buy It Now price of just $37,500 and it seems like a steal - especially when checking out the prices and conditions of other early Vipers currently listed on eBay. Even after spending months ogling the all-new 2014 SRT Viper, it's hard to ignore the raw beauty of the original open-top model. From the three-spoke wheels to the calf-searing side pipes, everything about this Viper looks just the way it did when it rolled off the line almost 20 years ago. The seller even says that the top and windows have never been installed meaning there are no scratches anywhere on this car!
We wouldn't advocate trying to outrun the police, no matter what you're driving and no matter what they are. But if you see a Dodge Charger bearing down on you with blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror, you'd better think twice before attempting to flee, because the Charger Pursuit has once again emerged as the fastest police cruiser out there. In the latest Police Vehicle Evaluation held by the Michigan State Police at Grattan Raceway, Dodge says its new Charger Pursuit AWD posted a lap time of 1:33.85. That's quicker than any of the other law enforcement vehicles present, but also makes it the quickest all-wheel-drive cruiser available to law-enforcement officials. That may not make it the quickest of all time, but that honor belongs to the rear-drive Dodge Charger Pursuit, which cuts a fraction of a second off its AWD counterpart's time with a 1:33.70. But in regions where the extra traction could come in handy, that's as negligible a difference as we've ever seen. Of course, the annual PVE sessions held by the Michigan State Police take in to account a wide variety of performance tests, including top speed, acceleration, braking, handling, fuel economy and ergonomics. The MSP has yet to reveal its full findings from its 2014 model year tests, but we'll be sure to bring them to you when they are published.
If you've noticed that there have been more recalls than usual this year, you may be on to something. According to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the US market is on pace to break a record for recalls. In 2013, 22 million cars were recalled. We're only a third of the way through 2014, though, and we've already halved that figure, with 11 million units recalled. That's wild. Considering the past few months, it shouldn't be a surprise that General Motors is leading the charge, with six million of the 11 million units recalled coming from one of the General's four brands. Between truck recalls, CUV recalls and the ignition switch recall, 2014 hasn't been a great year for GM. Other recall leaders include Nissan (one million Sentra and Altima sedans), Honda (900,000 Odyssey minivans), Toyota (over one million units in a few recalls), Volkswagen (150,000 Passat sedans), Chrysler (644,000 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs) and most recently, Ford (434,000 units, the bulk of which were early Ford Escape CUVs). So while it's been a bad year for GM so far, its competitors aren't doing too well, either.