This Dodge Charger
was the first fabulous Mopar muscle car we enjoyed during our high
school days. It was our transportation to school and part time jobs and
we cruised in it every spare moment we had during the week. From Friday
night to Sunday night late, we cruised, parked at the various hangouts,
and drag raced on back roads and four lanes.
Some Fun Facts
We shared the suburban streets and rural roads with 60s and 70s Camaros and Mustangs, Chevy IIs and Novas, GTOs and Torinos. In the late 70s, Dodge muscle cars were trying to prove they could take on the fast pony cars of Ford and General Motors. In our opinion, they were successful. There weren’t many cars that could outrun this gorgeous 440/Six-pack…unless it was another one of the Mopar muscle cars that our friends had.
Here's a great example, our friend's 1968 Dodge Charger R/T. He
bought it from another friend who couldn’t afford it and honestly didn't
know what to do with the 440 magnum power sitting under the hood. It had the Torqueflite 727 3-spd automatic and of course the Cragar S/S wheels.
These old photos make it hard to see but the paint was Chrysler F8 Dark Green Metallic highlighted with the white bumblebee stripe.
Here's Ray's other Mopar muscle car. This 1972 Plymouth Duster was equipped with a small block 340 with the same 727 3-spd automatic that was in the Charger. It was the first car that he took to the drag strip, just the beginning of his heartache about breaking parts. Ray kept this car, and his 1973 Duster, for almost 20 years and finally sold this one before restoring the '73.
It's hard to believe that some days the driveway and street in front of the house would hold this dream set of classic muscle cars and we took it all for granted!
Don't we wish we knew? After a street drag racing incident that Mom didn't find amusing, the Charger was traded in at a local dealer for a 4 cylinder Chevy Vega. Seriously.
wasn't too long though (after he got his driver's license back) before
another awesome Mopar muscle car was in the driveway...
Feb 03, 17 04:58 PM
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Jan 25, 17 03:38 PM
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