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  • #31
    Originally posted by qsanford View Post
    That's one of the reasons I have kept my 1971 Challenger convertible- it's a 318,too! The cloners are circling!
    Cool, Quentin. Is it by chance one of The Indianapolis 500 Festival Cars? There are't all that many of them accounted for, all things considered.

    If it was originally Hemi Orange and you're not sure, PM me the Serial Number. I'll check it for you; I have the Serial Numbers of all the 1971 Indianapolis 500 Dodge Challenger "Pace Car" Festival Cars that were used here for the 1971 race, and to whom they were assigned during the month of May.

    (Here, my Hudson friend Larry Kennedy stands with his car on the right, with Pace Car Graphics:



    It is a documented 1971 500 Festival Car. Ironically, it was assigned to an Indianapolis Motor Speedway Board of Directors member named Kennedy! No relation.)

    It's a long story, but in the course of buying and selling collector cars through the years, I actually owned all three cars in this photo at one time or another...and still own the Barracuda in the middle, of course. BP
    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

    Ayn Rand:
    "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

    G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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    • #32
      About 5 miles from me an elderly lady has one of them 71/72 challengers sitting in her garage . Its dark green - black interior - hubcaps - the top is down and its just covered in thick dust . Seen it when i was doing some work on her house and if my brain was working that day i would have raced home real quick and grabbed my camera for a few pics . .

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      • #33
        Originally posted by aarrggh View Post
        About 5 miles from me an elderly lady has one of them 71/72 challengers sitting in her garage . Its dark green - black interior - hubcaps - the top is down and its just covered in thick dust . Seen it when i was doing some work on her house and if my brain was working that day i would have raced home real quick and grabbed my camera for a few pics.
        Pretty cool. It will have to be a '70 or '71 if it is a convertible; '71 was the last year.

        'Better check it out before it disappears. Any of those 1970-1971 E-Body convertibles are rare, so take a look! BP
        We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

        Ayn Rand:
        "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

        G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by BobPalma View Post
          Here's the build sheet:

          I love the carpet savers in the front, and the handy mats in the rear! Aren't they basically a set of accessory matching rubber floor mats?

          Craig

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          • #35
            Thanks Bob,
            No, it is not one of the Indy convertibles. It is the Citronyella color with a black interior. I have owned it since 1983 when the previous owner was trading up to a new Subaru! I think he felt it was the last Dodge convertible and then the Dodge 400 convertible came out in 1982. It is loaded, though- automatic transmission and AM radio! Quentin

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            • #36
              It also has the wide dual black stripes. They were on it when I bought her. I am not sure if it should have the dual pinstripes or not. Also a wheelcover car! Quentin

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              • #37
                Originally posted by BobPalma View Post
                Pretty cool. It will have to be a '70 or '71 if it is a convertible; '71 was the last year.

                'Better check it out before it disappears. Any of those 1970-1971 E-Body convertibles are rare, so take a look! BP
                Saturday afternoon I passed a great looking red-orange Barracuda convertible going south on I-81 a few miles south of Winchester, VA. It had a decal on it reading "383". I didn't think to check the license tag. It must have been air conditioned- top up, windows up, older couple.
                Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
                '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
                  I love the carpet savers in the front, and the handy mats in the rear! Aren't they basically a set of accessory matching rubber floor mats? Craig
                  Right, Craig; they are identical as to color and texture. No reason for them to have different names.

                  (OMG; is this the first sign of GM losing the ball in the weeds as the decade progressed?) BP
                  We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                  Ayn Rand:
                  "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                  G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by BobPalma View Post
                    (OMG; is this the first sign of GM losing the ball in the weeds as the decade progressed?)
                    I think the Vegrant was when it came out the year before, with that 'revolutionary' 50,000 mile air cleaner. The filter and housing was of one expensive (for the time) piece!!

                    Craig

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
                      I think the Vegrant was when it came out the year before, with that 'revolutionary' 50,000 mile air cleaner. The filter and housing was of one expensive (for the time) piece!!

                      Craig
                      When I purchased my Chevette from a friend that was the original owner, I went to service it and found that the air cleaner was an entire assembly, not cheap, and not just a replaceable element. I thought so much of that car that I sold it as soon as the title cleared NYS. It was a Chevette that was equipped with everything that you could get early-on, including a vinyl roof (along with A/C, AT, etc.).
                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      SDC member since 1968
                      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                      • #41
                        In St. Louis the 4th reached 105.
                        Our local MoIll chapter put 3 cars ('63 and '83 Avantis, and a '64 Commander 6) in the Webster Groves parade (a SLOW 2 miles) and they all essentially (the '63 Avanti had to take a break at the 1.6 mile mark for vapor lock) made it.
                        Hopefully not quite so HOT next year.

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