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Category Archive: eBay Find, MOPAR

McTaggart’s Folly: This 1987 Chrysler LeBaron Pro Street Build Just Might Put Him Over The Edge

That’s it, eBay is the devil, and tonight the master of trickery has pulled up his “Temptation” file and has selected one for yours truly. We all have our bucket list cars, and one...

Classic YouTube: Autocrossing A Cummins Ram, Because Physics Doesn’t Matter!

Ok, this one is for every diesel-bro I’ve ever met who keeps telling me that their souped up PowerStroke/Cummins/Duramax/whatever is better in the long run than owning a musclecar or a sports...

Money No Object: Richard Petty’s 1978 Dodge Magnum Race Car Is Up For Grabs!

Replacing Richard Petty’s 1974 Dodge Charger was always going to be a monumental tasking. At the end of the 1977 season, the Charger had proven to be highly successful and the pressure was on...

This 1964 Chrysler Newport Might Be A Steal! 413, Pushbutton Trans, And Legroom For Days!

It is difficult to look at this 1964 Chrysler Newport and picture that it’s only just a facelifted 1960 model. Sure, the fins were shaved off and the toilet lid spare tire deal was deleted as...

Friday’s Reason To Go Home And Drink: So Long, Connor Avenue Assembly Plant

The Viper has been the perfect halo car for Chrysler, no matter who owned the company at the time. It was brash and filled with numbers that were the stuff of legends, yet in capable hands the car...

How To Make Money Building A Race Car: The 12.99 Dart Is A Lesson In Frugality You Need

There has been a push for the last twenty or so years to make your car be and do just about everything. It’s the essence of Pro Touring: classic looks, modern performance, comfy cruiser, brutal...

The Christine Hotel: This 1959 Plymouth Fury Can Be Your Next Camper Special!

It’s kind of difficult to look at a Plymouth Fury that came with fins as standard equipment and not make a “Christine” reference, isn’t it? Stephen King turned the Forward...

We Love The “Hate Tank” Road Runner! Long, Low, Black, And Keeping The Underhood A Secret!

Dan Belcher’s 1969 Plymouth Road Runner is one of the meanest mothers we’ve seen in small tire and no-prep racing. The Plymouth looks absolutely monstrous next to a field of Camaros,...

Morning Symphony: A Walkaround Of A Pissed-Off Slant Six Dodge Dart Swinger!

After looking at the Slant Six-powered Charger, I had to go find a video of one running. Not one that was dead stock, nothing more than a sewing-machine hum with the sound of rattly valve train. Oh,...

Who Needs Subtlety When you Have A Tilt-Body, Big Block 1986 Dodge Daytona?

If you are into sleepers, look away. If you cringe every time your ride draws a crowd of people who have more than a few questions, back out now. This 1986 Dodge Daytona does a lot of things, but it...

Money No Object: This 1962 Imperial Crown Has Big-Boy Presence!

Between 1955 and 1975 (and again for the 1981-83 run), Imperial was the top-tier brand offered up by Chrysler Corporation. This wasn’t the ultimate dolled-up Chrysler product, but instead more...

Money No Object: This 1993 Dodge Ram W350 Is Diesel Royalty, And Needs To Be Saved From Coal Rollers!

I don’t pretend to fully understand the culture of diesel performance folks. To me, a diesel pickup truck is a tool, a workhorse, something that I can load up, tow with, or anything along those...

Unhinged: FCA Trademarks “Cuda” and “Atlantic”…New Cars Or Vaporware?

From an outsider’s perspective, the FCA fleet is in some sort of doldrums. The Ram pickup line has been the same since 2009. The Dodge Charger and Challenger have more or less taken the...

This Hellcat-Swapped Jeep Grand Cherokee Moves Out! Check Out It’s Blast From Maple Grove!

The Modern Street Hemi Shootout series recently hit Maple Grove Raceway in Pennsylvania for the second leg of the 2017 racing season, and as usual for Dan VanHorn and crew, the sounds of very angry...