Posts Tagged ‘charger’

Two Point Two Senior vs. Junior – Dodge Shelby Charger and Dodge Spirit R/T

October 19, 2016

Roll back to 1983 if you will. You’re young, graduated from school and have been working for a couple of years. You’re all done with the used ’69 Nova you got when you were a senior, and you’re looking for something better in which to rock those aviators and Reynolds/Selleck-stache. Memories of the lines for gas are still fresh in your mind, so a V8 Mustang or Camaro is out, and while you like the European styling on the recently restyled Scirocco, the new Isuzu Impulse, and the Renault Fuego, their dealer networks mean you’d have to drive an hour just for service. Fortunately, you’re not out of luck for a sports coupe with modern style – check out this 1983 Dodge Shelby Charger for sale 33 years later for $3999 in Bellevue, WA. Thanks to reader Steve D. for this submission.

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Spotless – 1985 Shelby Charger Turbo

August 22, 2014

If the Toyota MR2 wasn’t big enough for you, the Pontiac Fiero too crude, and the VW Scirocco all too common, you just had to look at Chrysler’s Omni series for inspiration. Specifically, Carroll Shelby was doing his bit to make some of the most utilitarian, uninteresting products into rockets that evoked what he did to the Sunbeam Alpine and AC Ace. Mostly, this involved turbos and performance suspension, and a great example of that era is this 1985 Shelby Charger Turbo for sale with bidding at $2175, reserve not met, and just under 2 days left to go in Crestline, OH.

1985 Shelby Charger Turbo left front

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Rare Charger – 1982 Dodge Charger Convertible

July 25, 2014

Rare does not always mean valuable. That’s great for people with a small classic car budget, as you can still spend a lot of money fixing up a car, but for a low cost of entry, and it will be worth the same when you decide to sell. Rare in this case means the product of one of the many companies that popped up in the early 1980s to take the place of car manufacturers, who abandoned convertibles due to fears they would be legislated out of the market, and to focus on emissions and safety. Most anything was eligible for conversion, with the main focus on sports cars, sporty coupes, and 2-door sedans. Surprisingly, this industry still exists, and Newport Convertible Engineering has most recently done conversions of the Toyota Prius and Subaru WRX STi (why?). You can find this 1982 Dodge Charger convertible for sale for $2000 in North Hollywood, CA.

1982 Dodge Charger convertible left front

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