“The hottest Dodge Aspen available”…if there was every a cynical statement, that’s it. There is truth to the statement…the 360 four-barrel Kit Car could knock out a 7.3 second 0-60 MPH run and a [email protected] mph quarter mile. For a brand new car in 1978, that wasn’t bad, but the problem is that the engine, transmission and the 245/60 tires on 15×8 wheels were wrapped up in a Dodge Aspen, a car that was going through the bad side of the word “recall”. It’s probably for the best that only 247 Volarés and 145 Aspens got the full-deal A67 Super Coupe treatment…not many people were probably willing to pony up the dough for a car that was being bashed as an instant-rust investment.
The thing is that these cars can be pretty decent, and we’re happy to see anyone that has the cojones to bring one out onto any kind of racetrack and is willing to flog it. If thousands of Mustangs and Camaros can get beat on, surely a Dodge Aspen that has some grunt is worthy of being shown off to a crowd…right?