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Category Archive: Craigslist Find, MOPAR

This 1969 Fury Is Cool For All Of The Wrong Reasons

In 1969, the Plymouth Fury did two things very well: It made for a badass cop car alongside it’s Dodge Polara twin, and it was the kind of car Dad bought if he was a Mopar guy and wanted to get...

Define “Missed Opportunity”: The 1999 Chrysler Howler

The Plymouth Prowler gets a bad rap from the hot rodding community, and other than the knock for using the V6 from the Dodge Intrepid hooked to an automatic, I don’t agree. Plymouth was in the...

Check These Out: Rare Photos Of A 1962 DeSoto Mockup!

Ever wonder if a brand that was preparing to be killed off could have pulled out a turnaround if given just a little bit more time? Pontiac was swinging for the fences with the G8 and things looked...

Just In Case You Thought Dodge Had A Shred Of Sanity Left, Now You Can Lease A Hellcat

At just north of sixty grand, the Hellcat is a bargain for it’s power output. But one would think that people would straight-up buy their Charger or Challenger…while sixty large...

Who Wants An Off-Road-Capable Muscle Car? I Do! Check This Out!

When I owned my 2005 Mustang GT, I learned that VFN Fiberglass made an entire S197 Mustang body. Thoughts ran through my head of planting said body onto a Ranger frame, stuffing a high-revving V8...

2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat Revealed: Four doors And Faster Than The Hellcat Challenger!

Dodge Charger Hellcat. A 707hp family sedan. Nobody ever thought they would be able to say that. Twenty years ago, 260hp was enough to raise eyes and loosen wallets for a fast four-door. It’s...

Dodge Releases 2015 Charger Pursuit, Because Cops Need A Racecar Too

Well, look on the bright side: There’s no mistaking those headlights. Cops get an upgraded Charger Pursuit for 2015, complete with all of the little tweaks that police officers have been...

Left For Dead In A Ditch: The Newfoundland Ravine Daytona

The photos look like a crime scene. The remnants of a T5 Copper 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona lay scattered, crushed, picked apart by parts looters among the trees and brush of a ravine in Newfoundland,...

Reader’s Ride Spotlight: Joe Haber’s 1966 Plymouth Sport Fury, “Project Tetanus”

Most of us have a kind of love-hate relationship with the project vehicle. There is the beginning, where everything is perfect and wonderful, and as time passes on, flaws start to make themselves...

Hellcat, Now In Screaming Passengers Edition-Charger Will Get Mopar’s Newest Mountain Motor!

This was speculated ever since the Hellcat rumors started spreading around, but now that the SAE paperwork for a Hellcat Charger was discovered, it’s confirmed. Charger mules with the nose...

It’s Official: Dodge Challenger Hellcat Has 707 Horsepower – Cue Every Expletive Known To Man.

Ever since it started production in 2008, the Dodge Challenger has been like the fat kid on the playground: he’s just as capable, he’s just as good, in a lot of ways he’s better,...

2014 Holley National Hot Rod Reunion Feature Car: 1967 Dodge D100 Gasser

I enjoy finding vehicles that turn Lohnes into a drooling idiot. It’s a fun game that we here at BangShift have been playing for a few years now on the forums. The recipe is simple: Find a...

Four-door Fursday: Five of the coolest four-doors ever

In yesterday’s Craigslist Bait-N-Switch of the Week, I mentioned that the Skylark in question had two doors two many. A few of our Facebook fans took issue with the lack of respect for sedans...

Deep in the bowels of the New York International Auto Show is the coolest display of former cop cars you’ll ever see

As Lohnes mentioned yesterday, I was stationed at the New York International Auto Show, which opens to the public this morning. There’s always lots of new stuff to look at, but my favorite...