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Category Archive: Craigslist Find, MOPAR, TRUCKS

Money No Object: A Viper-Powered Ramcharger With Grand Cherokee SRT-8 AWD? Sign Us Up!

The Dodge Ramcharger, especially it’s 1981-93 variation with the fixed roof, doesn’t get a lot of respect compared to the full-size Chevrolet Blazer and the Ford Bronco. Maybe familiarity...

Sgt. Rock: Get A Closer Look In, At And Around Stacey David’s Monster 1941 Dodge WC!

This 1941 Dodge WC needs no introduction to you, does it? Chances are pretty good that if the truck wasn’t in the photos, you would know exactly where I was at and who I was standing near. For...

Rough Start: This Shortened 1993 Plymouth Voyager Is For The Minimalist!

You can’t knock Chrysler’s minivans for what they were. When they appeared in 1984, they proved to be the right kind of vehicle at the moment and undoubtedly pulled Chrysler from the...

Power Wagon Week: Sorry, Kids, But This Power Wagon School Bus Will Get You To Class On Time!

Between the WC and M-series platforms that compose what most people collectively call a Dodge Power Wagon, there were about three hundred thousand made, many of which saw use in some of the most...

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Power Wagon Week: This 1979 Dodge Is As Mint As They Get! Big-Block And Comfy For The Era!

I have a certain vision for what a truck should and can be. There is the viewpoint that the truck is little more than a tool, in the same way a Caterpillar bulldozer or a farm tractor is viewed. I...

Question Of The Day: What Makes This Brazillian-Sourced 1972 Dodge Charger R/T Worth $50,000 (And Climbing)?

Don’t bother doing a double-take at the photo: yes, we said Charger, and yes, we mean it. While Chrysler had thrown in the towel on performance by 1974 at the latest, the Latin America and...

Too Clean: This 1965 Dodge Coronet 440 Crew Cab Is A Killer Find!

I miss hunting for cars in Arizona. It was almost too easy to drive around and find something really neat that was in pretty good condition. Chances were good that it was probably even running and...

FCA North America Investing $1 Billion Into Two Plants In The U.S. For Truck And SUV Production

One billion dollars into two manufacturing plants and confirmation of three upcoming vehicles…that’s the very short gist of the announcement made by FCA. The company has had some issues...

SRT-8 Mirada: How A 2007 Dodge Charger SRT-8 Wound Up Underneath A 1980s Dodge!

(Photos: Facebook/SRT-8 Mirada) I can already hear you, reader: “Who in their right mind would build a Dodge Mirada?” Ok, besides me, who? What would make someone look at Dodge’s...

Roadkill! Two New Vehicles Are Brought In – A Rough Datsun Mini-Truck And A Big-Block Road Runner!

It’s been a while since Finnegan and Freiburger brought new vehicles into the Roadkill fleet, let alone a vehicle that they are fully vested into. The Dirt-Track Challenger was opportunity: hit...

Historical Footage: The 1975 Chryslers Advertisement – A Calm Voice Covering A Panicking Company

No, it’s not Ricardo Montalban, but the voice-over for this television commercial for the 1975 Chryslers has many of the same qualities: caramel-smooth and calm delivery in a bass tone. The...

Rough Start: Do Slot Mags And A Four-Speed Make A Plymouth Volaré A Hot Ticket?

One of my better tricks to hunting cars is to find an area close to a military base. There are two reasons for that: there are young military members with decent pay, and there are usually deals that...

This Pro Street Dodge Viper Has Ditched The V-10 For A Blown 427 Chevy!

Out of everything that the Dodge Viper ever got knocked for by critics and enthusiasts, only one item actually made sense. The violent temperment, the “suffer no fools” handling, the lack...

Morning Symphony: A Big-Block Stroker Plymouth Barracuda Shouting In Italy!

A bright green Plymouth Barracuda isn’t out of the ordinary at the strip. In fact, it should be right at home, tearing tires to bits while running down the quarter mile at full song. We...