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Category Archive: MOPAR

Bargain-Basement Fun: Cheap Beaters Can Be A Blast If You Don’t Worry About Being Pretty!

In 2009, I bought a beater. I paid $650 for a 1981 Dodge Mirada that, upon first sight, just about everybody I knew disliked in some way. It was old, ugly, cheap. The interior was 1980 Chrysler...

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Big-Boy Opulence: 1958 Continental Mark III – Luxury Beyond Scale!

The 1956-57 Continental Mark II is an absolutely gorgeous machine. Have you ever seen one in person? Back when Ford was pushing Continental as their super-luxury division (think the way Imperial...

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Flying Blind: Do You Really Need All Of The Information On This 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS?

I don’t know about you, readers, but when I’m looking at cars that are up for sale or for auction, there are things I’d like to know so that I can make an informed decision about...

Early Harvest: Mining The Ultimate Parts Donor Ford Made For A Mustang Build

If you think my slightly irrational hatred of the Ford Granada and it’s twin Mercury Monarch is a bit over the edge, wait until we talk about their upscale sibling, the Lincoln Versailles. All...

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Random Car Review: The 1969 Dodge Yellow Jacket and 1970 Diamante Concept Car

in 1969 it was a good time to work for Dodge. Essentially, the entire work mantra was “anything goes, so long as it sells”, and they were having one hell of a party doing it. The B-body...

Classic YouTube: 440-Powered Dodge Intrepid Scratching The Tires A Little!

If the day ever comes that I find myself in possession of a winning lottery ticket that is of a substantial amount, I will be doing one of these builds, just for the freak factor alone. It’s...

Alternate Reality: What Would A Front-Engined C8 Corvette Look Like?

The C8 Corvette is the biggest shift in Corvette design since the C4 appeared in 1984, one year late and radically different from the long-in-the-tooth C3 design that had made the transition from...

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Copart Cadaver: 2010 Dodge Charger – Time For A Ute Conversion!

When it hit the market in 2006, the Dodge Charger proved to be two things at once. It was the answer to the prayers of the V8, RWD Mopar faithful, the police who sorely missed the Diplomat and the...

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Random Car Review: 1999 Ford Mustang “Boss 351” Development Mule

For years, the knowledge of this 1999 Ford Mustang Cobra has been around. We’ve seen the video…and of course, if you haven’t, hit play on the one further down. But what eluded me...

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Happy Birthday Indeed: Cleetus Gives An Associate A Burnout Car For His Birthday!

Overall in my working career, I’ve gotten luck of the draw when it comes to bosses. I’ve only had two that I’ve ever had any real issues with, and there hasn’t been any that...

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Random Car Review: The 1973 Ford Pinto Pangra – The Hot Pinto Before The Pinto Caught Fire

Picture it: the year is 1972. The muscle car is pretty much dead, buried by the insurance companies with the EPA dancing on the grave like a gleeful demon. Catalytic converters are coming, as are...

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Coronavirus Reading: The 1979 Frank Winchell Speech To The Corvair Society of America

On the surface, the story is well-known: An attorney by the name of Ralph Nader takes aim at General Motors and in particular, the 1960-64 Chevrolet Corvair, in the name of consumer protectionism....

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Bug-Out To Nowhere For The Next Couple Of Weeks In This 1977 Dodge Maxiwagon!

It’s called the Hoh Rainforest. It’s located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, it’s located within Olympic National Park, and it’s one of the more remote locations...

Money No Object: 1983 Chevrolet C30 Camper Special – Need A Little Bit Of Brown Sugar?

Stop, whatever you are doing. Stay still, stay silent, point your ears in the direction of central Texas, and listen for a minute. Do you hear that? The noise that sounds like a wild howl on the...