Engine:7.0L 426Cu. In. V8 GAS Naturally Aspirated
Exterior Color: Ford Thunderbird Teal Blue
Number of Cylinders: 8
Options: CD Player
Drive Type: U/K
Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Well.. It's time to part with my baby. Up for sale is a 1965 Plymouth Sport Fury with a 1966 Street Hemi. I've owned the car for 2 years and have spent a TON of money on it. It has a 1965 727 Torqueflite, freshly rebuilt with about 15 miles on it. The Hemi has dual Edelbrock 600 carbs, comp cam, ARP bolts, Keith Black hypertetic pistons, aluminum water pump, Keith Black valve covers, Accel 8.8mm plug wires, and many other options. Has a disc brake swap up front and drums in the rear. The rear end is an 8 3/4 (741 casing) 3.55 Suregrip. The interior is all original excluding the wood grain Mopar steering wheel and B&M shifter. The car has placed in all shows it was entered in and placed 1st in class the past two years at Mopars at the battleship. There are a few issues to fix on the car, shift cable needs to be adjusted, the transmission mechanic broke the neutral safety switch, so transmission fluid slowly drips from the switch, and the car starts by a push button under the dash. The headers were removed recently and welded, but i didnt get them resurfaced, so there is a slight header leak on the passenger side. The upper holes for the rear shocks are wallowed out and the holes have to be repaired. I installed a new Holley 96gph fuel pump. The car is only driven 2 weeks a year and it needs to be driven more. The paint is starting to bubble next to the hood scoop in 2 little spots, and a little bubble above the drivers side rear wheel. The car just needs a new owner and some TLC. Good luck bidding and the only reason I'm selling the car is because i just bought another one and i have nowhere else to park it. Thanks, Eddie 228-365-1066 and Jeremy 228-861-1232. I have the right to end the auction at anytime because the car is for sale locally. Ships to U.S. ONLY!! Buyer responsible for pickup or shipping.
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:31:00 EST
We're plenty used to seeing classic cars selling for millions of dollars. It's just that they're usually European: Ferraris, Bugattis, Mercedes and the like. There are some rare American exceptions, usually wearing the names Duesenberg or Shelby. But what we have here is the most expensive Chrysler product ever sold at auction.
The vehicle in question is a Plymouth Barracuda - specifically a 1971 Hemi Cuda Convertible, chassis #BS27R1B315367 - that Mecum Auctions just sold after eight solid minutes of feverish bidding for a high bid of $3.5 million at its auction in Seattle, Washington. That figure positively eclipses the $2.2 million paid for a strikingly similar Hemi Cuda (chassis #BS27R1B269588) fetched nearly seven years ago in Scottsdale and another that was the first muscle car to break the million-dollar mark in 2002.
Before Chrysler had Street and Racing Technology, it had Performance Vehicle Operations. What the two entities have in common, before SRT became its own brand, of course, is that each was created to take Chrysler and Dodge (and Plymouth, before it was unceremoniously killed off) vehicles to the next level of style and performance.
We'll leave the question of whether or not the old Plymouth (and later Chrysler) Prowler was ultimately a stylish, performance-oriented car to you, but the boys and girls currently leading the SRT charge at the Pentastar headquarters are keen to accept the retro-rod into the fold.
According to the automaker, all of SRT's current high-performance models owe a debt of gratitude to the old Prowler, due mostly to that car's use of lightweight bits and pieces and innovative construction techniques. If nothing else, the fact that the Prowler's frame is "the largest machined automotive part in history" is pretty cool. Read all the details here.
The Plymouth Superbird is one of those classic American cars from the muscle car era that has captured the imagination of all sorts of automotive enthusiasts long after its presence on roads and race tracks wore away. It's easy to see why. Where else but in the Swingin' Sixties and Seventies would a car leave the factory with an aerodynamics package that included a pointy beak and a rear spoiler that sat several feet above the rear deck?
The example you see above, which was born in 1970, is one of the finest Superbirds we've ever seen. Combine its complete restoration with its original 426 Hemi engine, and it's no surprise that it managed to bring in a cool half million dollars (plus 10 percent in fees) at Barrett-Jackson. See it yourself in our high-res image gallery above, and scroll down below for the official auction description.
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