Posts Tagged ‘Dodge’

Incredible HEMI Power Rolls into the World’s Largest Collector-Car Auction


Plymouth Hemi Cuda 1971One Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible is a big deal. Two are a really big deal. Combine two Hemi Cuda Convertibles and a Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T Convertible together and the effect is monumental. Those E-Bodies are just three of 31 Hemi-powered Mopars on offer at the Mecum Kissimmee 2016 auction, the largest collector-car and Road Art auction in the world, which will take place Jan. 15-24 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla.

Spurred on by a number of factors, the convertible E-body models built by the Plymouth Division during the final two years of the 426 Hemi engine’s availability in street-production models have proven time and again to be the blue chips of collector investment. Repeatedly reaching into the value territory that has been previously reserved for the legendary prewar classics and the most exclusive European-built sports cars, the Hemi Cuda convertible ‘owner’s club’ is very small and exclusive indeed; few people today will ever get the chance to join.

The Dymaxions


The DymaxionsThe legendary father of the Geodesic dome house, Buckminster Fuller, made automobiles too.  If you don’t know about “Bucky” he was a real maverick. Billing himself as “a gentle revolutionist, a loveable genius, an anti-academician, doctor of science-arts- design,” among many other roles, “Bucky” changed the way the world viewed consumer products.  He used the word Dymaxion to describe many of his futuristic creations.  Bucky had designs for Dymaxion houses, Dymaxion appliances, entire Dymaxion communities and Dymaxion cars.  His line of Dymaxion automobiles were revolutionary and were designed to be the most fuel-efficient and practical cars on the road.  

Five FCA US LLC Vehicles Named ‘most Loved Vehicles in America’ by Strategic Vision


2015 Dodge Charger Front Angle“FCA continues to establish a strong foundation of vehicle finish, pride and excitement among owners of FIAT, Jeep and Dodge,” said Christopher Chaney, Senior Vice President – Strategic Vision. “All of this, combined with increasing trust from the overall ownership experience, is causing buyers to absolutely love the choice they made, and love always leads to loyalty.”

Dodge Hemi Coronet R/T Convertible 1969


Dodge Hemi Coronet R/T Convertible 1969Maturity was part of 1969, a coming-of-age year for the 1960s. For buyers of muscle cars, it was remembered as the time when graphics, spoilers and scoops showed up everywhere, blossoming into vibrant color and meeting every demand for horsepower. With packages abounding from all manufacturers, there were only 10 1969 Hemi Coronet convertibles built by Dodge in 1969; this is one of four optioned with a 4-speed, and it stickered out at a healthy $4,892.90. This was serious coin in the year of Woodstock and Apollo moon walking. Of those four, this Bright Green Metallic J-Code convertible is the only documented example in existence, today showing just 18,400 miles since new.

1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T 426/425 HP 4-Speed


1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger RT Front Angle

  • Nut and bolt rotisserie restoration
  • The only documented Plum Crazy Hemi 4-speed Challenger R/T with Shaker hood and Super Track Pack
  • 426/425 HP Hemi V-8 engine
  • 4-speed transmission
  • Hurst Pistol Grip shifter
  • Super Track Pack rear axle
  • Shaker hood, hood pins

Liberty Walk Dodge Challenger Hellcat Green


2015 Liberty Walk Dodge Challenger Hellcat Green Front AngleThere’s two ways of interpreting the term ‘going green’, and we much prefer this route. No quiet battery cell operated engines here, just pure raw American muscle. With another angry cat on our backs, we gave it the Liberty Walk treatment. Widening the body, we then installed a set of forged three piece PUR LG05’s with a matte black diamond face and polished step lip. The car was literally brought down to the ground with the help of a Airrex air suspension system. With a compressor in the trunk, the lines ran through to all four corners to increase and decrease pressure.

1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T Convertible


1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T Convertible Front AngleThe 1970 model year heralded a number of restylings from Detroit, but one of the most anticipated was Dodge’s new entry into the ponycar market, the Challenger. Created to compete with Cougar and Firebird, the Challenger’s E-body platform was capable of handling any engine in the Dodge passenger car line. The R/T designation would be for performance models, and it was only in 1970 that a convertible Challenger was ever offered. That year, 1,070 people bought new R/T convertibles; only nine of them selected the Hemi engine. Four of those chose the Hemi/automatic combination. This is one of that very exclusive group.

2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit


2016 Dodge Charger Pursuit Front AngleDodge Charger Pursuit is going tactical in a big way for 2016, offering the heroic men and women who protect us with the all-new, and segment’s largest, Uconnect 12.1-inch built-in touchscreen that enables a segment-exclusive integration of law enforcement computer systems with the easy-to-use and award-winning Uconnect touchscreen system.

“As America’s high-performance police vehicle, Dodge Charger Pursuit is going big for 2016, offering a massive, Uconnect touchscreen system that streamlines a law enforcement officer’s computer system with our easy-to-use Uconnect system – on an all-new laptop-size 12.1-inch touchscreen display,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO – Dodge and SRT Brands, and Vice President – Fleet Operations, FCA – North America.

741 Rear Wheel HP Hennessey Hellcat Charger Dyno Test [VIDEO]


Source: Hennessey via YouTube

1971 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi Pilot Car [VIDEO]


Source: YouTube