We know, and yes we feel bad. We’re feeling the same thing that you are. A certain uneasiness, right? Living with the knowledge that McTaggart is going to see this and lose his mind has us a little freaked out, a little guilty, and a little interested in what his take is.
For the first time in our lives we are actually saying that a 1982 Dodge Mirada is a cool car. All it took was a killer stance, some nice wheels, good rubber, a 470ci bad ass Chrysler big block, and a 727 backed by a Gear Vendors. That’s the starter kit to making a 1982 Mirada cool. Just that easy!
As the seller says in the ad, “dare to be different.” This was a mantra born on the pages of hot rod magazine and for a long stretch they had a whole issue dedicated to the “dare to be different” cars from across the country. It was one of our favorites to read and see each year because you always knew something cool would be hiding on the pages. Something like this.
While McTaggart will have inappropriate levels of love for this car, the rest of us at BangShift world HQ legitimately dig it and would cruise the wheels off of it. If that big block with the Indy heads and other good parts has any guts at all this thing could be a real party on the streets and strip. Beyond all that though, it is a well turned out example of a semi-forgotten and unloved platform. A true hot rod that’s just flipping neat!
Thanks for the tip Chris Yocum!