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Offline TelisSE440

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #90 on: August 24, 2015 - 12:39:53 PM »
 :iagree:   :thumbsup:   :droolingbounce:




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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #91 on: August 24, 2015 - 06:05:16 PM »
That cuda is sweet!
When I was in college back in the early 80s and was working 2 part time jobs, I had my T/A and a '79 Bronco, both owned free and clear, and some money in the bank.  I decided I really wanted to find a hemi cuda or Challenger.
Between school and work, I didn't have a ton of time to be running all over the country looking at cars so I limited my search to places I could drive to and back to look at a car, in one day.  During the time I was looking, only one car turned up in that traveling distance, a '70 hemi Challenger north of Milwaukee WI, IIRC, it was February of '82, and the guy was asking "best offer".
I drove up there in my Bronco to see the car.  It was B5 blue, blue interior, automatic, and a shaker!  The paint job was not high quality, had a few small rust spots and a cracked dash, but still decent.  When I got there, the guy walks out of the house and starts eyeing my Bronco, and says, "you have the ultimate winter cruiser!  Maybe we can work up a trade??".  I'm like, no way, not my Bronco!
I took the car for a test drive, it ran good.  I asked him if he had any offers, he said $4500.  I said I could go $5000.  He claimed he had $6000 in it.  I drove home sort of worried he would accept my offer, I'm thinking I'm going to have to put over $2000 in it if I buy it, "restoring" it, new paint, dash etc.
Never heard from him again, so my worries were unfounded I guess.
Years later I saw a nice restored B5 shaker hemi Challenger at a local show.  I mentioned that online, and the late Daniel Banker, who ran a shaker registry, replied that from the facts in my story of the WI car 20 years earlier, he thought it was probably the same car.
I never did find a hemi ebody I could afford, it still is a dream and a bucket list item I may or may not ever be able to fulfill.  That car might have been my only chance to.
Even though there wasn't a direct offer made, I will always wonder if I had been willing to trade my Ford, if a good deal could have been worked out for that car.  In my area, people had bought 4x4's like crazy during our terrible winters of 79 and 80, and when gas prices jumped several years later, they were dumping them cheap, that is how I ended up with my 2 year old truck for less than half what sticker was.  If I had traded mine for the hemi, I could have quickly scored another Bronco locally for a good price I'm sure. I may have been stuck driving the hemi or the T/A to work and school in the snow and salt until I found another truck however.
Kept my Bronco for another 10 years and it was rotting away when I sold it for $900.
Woulda, coulda, shoulda!

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #92 on: August 25, 2015 - 12:18:01 AM »
I should have bought that one  :banghead:
Thanks for the pix , well optioned & rare car

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #93 on: October 01, 2015 - 01:55:12 PM »
In early 80's..  1971 Black Cuda 340 Convertable.  Guy wanted 9,000.00.  Wife and I currently had the 71 Barracuda we have now.

Silly me, thought the previously repaired dent to the quarter was a very bad thing.
Silly wife, thought I needed to speed more time fixing the one we had/have.

Passed on it.   

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #94 on: October 29, 2015 - 10:43:21 PM »
70 440-4v 4sp cuda double Ivy Green.  71 340 auto cuda, sassy grass.  two 70 T/As, and a 70 383 cuda "parts car."  All would be considered survivors today, even the parts car.  The Ivy car had "keep on token" license plate. 

Total price was 46k for the lot. 

As far as I know the guy still has them. 

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #95 on: October 30, 2015 - 12:54:34 AM »
My turn...

Around 79 or 80 I bought a B5 70 GTX sans engine for like $250, but it did have a 4spd with PG that I wanted. I pulled the trans and put into my 74 Challenger. The body and interior were nice on the GTX so I sold it to a buddy for $300. When we were pushing it into his shop, he says "oh it has a Dana".... I had never looked and to this day I don't know if it was a 440 or a Hemi car.

in 1982 I bought a sublime AAR AT Cuda for $250; needed a lot of work, had the original hood which had blown off somehow going down the road. Drug it to NC with me (was in the 82nd ABN Div), worked on it for 3 years; then got orders for overseas and sold it, 3 complete interiors, the rebuilt 340 (not a TA/AAR 340) and all other parts for $1200; this was in 86.

in 2001/2 I knew I was going to retire from the Army and wanted to get back into Mopars; I started looking for a E body and finally found a 70 Challenger 440 AT RT, 6 way seats, AC, etc (which I still have) for $5K, but it was beat pretty hard; however when I was having the trans rebuilt and the guy doing it was a big Mopar guy, when I was talking to him he says "I have a 70 Cuda 383 4spd I bought when I was 16 and drove in HS, it is white with a red interior and has been sitting for about 5 or 6 years, I will sell you that for $5K"... I thought very hard about it and should have bought it but I just couldn't dig up another $5k and didn't really have anywhere to put it at the time.

I still think about that car, however since then I have bought a 73 Cuda, 70 Road Runner, a 01 Viper, 2010 Challenger, 52 Dodge B3B... etc Yes I am compensating..
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #96 on: December 26, 2015 - 05:52:40 PM »
back in the 2002 time frame i was looking for my 1968 charger and found an add for a 1970 Charger. It was $7500 at the time. Rebuilt engine, trans, rear end...  driver quality interior  -  needed paint and vinyl top redone.

The car?  1970 Charger RT/SE 440 six pack 4-speed dana 60 car.  Black paint, black top, burnt orange interior and red stripes
2013 Dodge Challenger R/T - 5.7L / 6-speed

1973 Dodge Challenger Rallye - 340 / Auto

1968 Dodge Charger - 6.1L / 6-speed

1964 Dodge Polara - 440 8-71 / 4-speed

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #97 on: December 26, 2015 - 08:22:04 PM »
back in the 2002 time frame i was looking for my 1968 charger and found an add for a 1970 Charger. It was $7500 at the time. Rebuilt engine, trans, rear end...  driver quality interior  -  needed paint and vinyl top redone.

The car?  1970 Charger RT/SE 440 six pack 4-speed dana 60 car.  Black paint, black top, burnt orange interior and red stripes

that Charger had to be single digit option wise.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #98 on: December 28, 2015 - 11:18:58 PM »
Last week I missed out on a 71 FY3 Roadrunner. had #matching drivetrain, trans upgraded to a 4spd, from a 3spd bench. I was trying to sleep on it, as it was across the country, and he emailed me a few hrs later telling me it sold. it's going to a museum in Japan.
http://www.cars-on-line.com/82170.html

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #99 on: December 29, 2015 - 12:41:11 AM »
Oooops

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #100 on: December 29, 2015 - 10:00:13 AM »
Last week I missed out on a 71 FY3 Roadrunner. had #matching drivetrain, trans upgraded to a 4spd, from a 3spd bench. I was trying to sleep on it, as it was across the country, and he emailed me a few hrs later telling me it sold. it's going to a museum in Japan.
http://www.cars-on-line.com/82170.html


Dang Drew, that was a nice one.  There will be another come along.  After snagging the '68 Charger here, I learned you need to be quick when you see a good deal because if you found it chances are 100 other guys are also looking at it.

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #101 on: December 29, 2015 - 12:00:06 PM »
Last week I missed out on a 71 FY3 Roadrunner. had #matching drivetrain, trans upgraded to a 4spd, from a 3spd bench. I was trying to sleep on it, as it was across the country, and he emailed me a few hrs later telling me it sold. it's going to a museum in Japan.
http://www.cars-on-line.com/82170.html


Wow, nice car. Probably sold high $20s
72 Roadrunner 400-4 Auto-3.23 Gear-Black Cruiser
71 Cuda 440-6 Tribute-Limelight-A833 Close Ratio-4 Sp-Pistol Grip-Dana 3.54 Powr Lok-Rally Dash-Shaker (Sold)
92 Dodge Stealth RT-Twin 15g Turbos-SAFC2 Tuned-Mystic Blue-5 Sp-AWD-Rear Wheel Steering-AutoX'r (Sold)
12 Dodge Charger SXT Plus Blacktop Package-3.6L-8 Sp-Leather-Nav (the wife's)

Multiple SRT's, Rams, Dakotas, Caravans and Neons

...the lines on the road just look like dots!....

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #102 on: December 31, 2015 - 08:48:14 AM »
It sold for 30k + shipping
Wow, nice car. Probably sold high $20s

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #103 on: December 31, 2015 - 09:04:28 AM »
I missed an original 1970 Charger R/T 440 4 bbl. this was the early 90s. 60k original miles. $6500. Couldn't come up with the money at the time.
I just paid $7000 this year for a 69 charger rust bucket.  :(

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #104 on: December 31, 2015 - 11:13:31 AM »
back in 07....not a mopar but I had a chance to buy a real 69 mustand mach1...black on black..mint..for $15000  the guy just lost his job and had to sell it....I passed on it and bought my 68 charger...