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Cheap(ish) Mopar – One Owner 1971 Dodge Charger – $8,800
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Cheap(ish) Mopar – One Owner 1971 Dodge Charger – $8,800

It may not be a Hemi, but it's got a V8! This 1971 Dodge Charger for sale just popped up on Craigslist near Tacoma, Washington, with the seller claiming it to be a single family car since new. This basic muscle car is a little rough around the edges and it's showing a little gray (literally, see below for the primer shots), but it'll clean up well. With cars like this going for near $30,000 in slightly better condition, I believe this here's a pretty dang good deal. Let's take a closer peek. This green Dodge Charger 500 is equipped with the 318 V8 and an automatic, possibly the same ones it left the factory with, but it doesn't say for sure. Correct me if I am wrong, but with base muscle, I believe matching numbers are less critical to value. In any case, it may not be the most excitin...
June 28, 2001 – The final Plymouth
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June 28, 2001 – The final Plymouth

Plymouth was introduced in July 1928 as Chrysler Corporation’s entry into the low cost auto market. It was an immediate success thanks to its affordability, a trait that allowed Plymouth to carry Chrysler, Dodge and DeSoto through the Great Depression. By 1931 the brand was the number three best selling car in the United States.  Above: 1928 Plymouth, the first year of productionTop: The final Plymouth, a Neon By the late 1960s sales started to slip as Plymouths became less and less unique, sharing features with other Chrysler products. A resurgence during the muscle car era, with the introduction of powerhouses such as the ‘Cuda and  Road Runner, shone light on the division's potential once again. Unfortunately, the love wouldn’t last forever. A 1970 Plymouth Superbird...
February 10, 1955 – Chrysler 300 goes on sale
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February 10, 1955 – Chrysler 300 goes on sale

The original Chrysler 300 hit the market on this day in 1955, aptly named for its 300 horsepower V8. Chrysler drew a lot of attention to the car with its HP rating, and rightfully so, no previous American mass produced car broke the 300 horsepower barrier. To many, the 300 is a direct predecessor to the muscle car era that would arrive a decade later. The original 1955 Chrysler C-300 featured a top speed of 126 miles per hour. It's NASCAR paint scheme claimed it as the "World's fastest stock car." Despite some success on the track and interest from the crowds, only 1,725 units sold that year. Above: 1965 Chrysler 300L, the last year of the 300 letter series. By Greg Gjerdingen from Willmar, USA. CC BY 2.0. Top: 1955 Chrysler C-300. By Greg Gjerdingen. CC BY 2.0 The first of the...
January 24, 1957 – The 10,000,000th Plymouth
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January 24, 1957 – The 10,000,000th Plymouth

If you wanted a cheap car in 1928, you had quite a few options. Ford's first all new car since 1908, the Model A, could be had that year for around $500. A similar sized Chevrolet could be parked in your driveway for less than $100 more. Or, if you wanted something your neighbor didn't have, you could drive off in a Plymouth for around $675. Chrysler launched Plymouth, one of the first engineered brands, in July of 1928 to compete directly with low priced Fords and Chevys. Though about $175 more than a Ford (roughly $2,500 in 2021), Plymouths did have features its competition didn't, such as hydraulic brakes. Are you sold yet? Above: 1928 Plymouth Model Q. By DougW. Top: The 10 millionth Plymouth When the Great Depression began the next year, it would be Plymouth that would ensure C...
December 5, 1977 – Chrysler debuts FWD compacts
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December 5, 1977 – Chrysler debuts FWD compacts

The first mass produced front wheel drive cars from the Chrysler Corporation debuted on this day in 1977. The subcompact Dodge Omni and Plymouth Horizon would help save the company. They became a popular alternative to economical imports at a time when Chrysler was losing major money. Aside from being the first FWD cars from Chrysler, they're among the first from any American automaker. Previous domestic FWD cars include the Cord 810/812, introduced for 1936, the Oldsmobile Toronado, first offered in 1966, and the 1967 Cadillac Eldorado. The cars remained in production for eleven years with few changes. Some 2,500,000 Omnis and Horizons left the factory by the end of their run in 1990.
November 11, 1978 – The General Lee jumps Rosco’s patrol car
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November 11, 1978 – The General Lee jumps Rosco’s patrol car

On the campus of Oxford College in Alabama, “The Dukes of Hazzard” crew filmed the iconic General Lee jump that takes place in the opening credits of the show on this day in 1978. The 16 foot high, 82 feet long jump over Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane’s cruiser totaled the orange 1969 Dodge Charger. Of course, they had plenty more Chargers in the studio lot. The stunt coordinator for the show bought as many of the cars as he could find. At the time there was no shortages, as Chrysler sold about 85,000 Chargers in 1969. The cars received roll bars, heavy duty suspension. altered brakes and other custom touches to make the safe and show ready. The cars that went airborne often received trunks full of concrete to prevent them from flipping. Ran when parked $19 T! Get it here https:/...
Dusty & Rusty – 1917 Dodge Brothers Roadster – $8,995
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Dusty & Rusty – 1917 Dodge Brothers Roadster – $8,995

Horace and John Dodge are among the most fascinating automotive pioneers, at least in this author's opinion. They started a machine shop in 1900 that would supply engines, transmissions, axles and other parts to numerous automakers including Oldsmobile and Ford. The pair made a fortune from to Henry Ford before jumping ship to start their own car company, Dodge Brothers. They finished their first car in 1914 and were soon pumping out some of the most durable automobiles in America. In 1917 the Dodge Brothers introduced the Model 30, which was available in several body styles. You could opt for a coupe, sedan, Tourer, or like this one, a Roadster. This running and driving 1917 Dodge Brothers Roadster is located in Sturgis, South Dakota and is on Craigslist for $8,995. It's sad to think tha...
Meanwhile, Joe Zolper built a Badass 1969 Daytona Door Slammer
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Meanwhile, Joe Zolper built a Badass 1969 Daytona Door Slammer

9 Years and 2,500 Horsepower Later, the Car is Ready for the Strip It was nine years ago Joe Zolper accepted a gutted 1968 Dodge Charger as payment for painting a friend’s semi. Back then, the deal wasn't that good, but you took what you could get to chase your dream. In Joe's case, he dreamed of owning a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona. With prices soaring into the heavens, the chances of the master fabricator bringing one home were slim, but this rotting Charger gave him an idea: build one. The car came into Joe’s life at the perfect time. Facing some personal hardships, he believed a big project could carry him through and keep his mind off the troubles. When the Mopar landed in his shop, the tear down began. Word of his endeav...