Exterior Color: Blue
Interior Color: Black
Model: Road Runner
Number of Cylinders: 8
Drive Type: MANUAL
Galion, Ohio, United States
This is a REAL Road Runner. The car is being sold with no reserve. The car runs great, and shifts real nice. Im selling the car because the owner does not have time to finish it. The car has new paint, it needs to be wet sanded and buffed. It was painted its original color. the only rust on the car that I could find was the trunk pan, it needs replaced. The bottom of the car is very solid, and so are the frame rails and floor pans there very nice. The car runs real good, it has a 383 motor in it he said but he has no idea if it is the original motor he really does not now, it looks like it is. The interior needs a headlinner. The car has new carpet and a new package tray in the back window. The door panels are in the trunk. The dash pad is in great shape.The car is complete from what I can see and what is off the car is in the trunk, new and original. The chrome bumpers are new front and back. The rims on the car are ugly I would repace them. It would take very little to finish this car, all the stuff is there. If you have any ? please call 419-571-9777. The car does still have the fender tag on it. The vin is RM23H9A123456
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 US Marshal's so-called Blood Muscle Auction was completed earlier this month, with the prestigious nine-car field (two cars were added following Autoblog's initial story, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 and a rare, mid-restoration 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda) finding new and hopefully law-abiding owners.
While we'd normally recap the stars of the show, in this particular auction, every car's sale was newsworthy. The full list of sale prices doesn't seem to be published, but according to The New York Times, the auction brought in a total of $2.5 million, or an average of about $277,000 per car.
The king of the contest seems to be a 1970 Plymouth Superbird (above, right), complete with a 426-cubic-inch Hemi V8, which brought home $575,000. The trio of Yenko Chevys, meanwhile, all easily cleared the six-figure mark, with the Yenko Camaro (above, far right) clearing $315,000, the Chevelle crossing the block for $237,500 and the supremely rare - one of just 37 - Yenko Nova (shown above, left) selling for an even $400,000.