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Re: Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2012 - 09:58:34 am »
Wow that is crazy man. Best of luck to you!
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Re: Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2012 - 08:30:21 pm »
cool you found it but it sicks its way over there... maybe he is a rich business man and is feeling generous in the holiday season and will give it to you lol

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Re: Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2012 - 09:01:07 pm »
That is nicest looking combination of colors I have ever seen on an E body.


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Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2013 - 04:45:45 pm »
Currently in touch with owner that has it listed for sale, hopefully I'll be a T/A owner very soon. The car isn't numbers matching, but that's not what matters here. Big thanks to Barry in Alaska!

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Re: Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2013 - 04:50:34 pm »
What is the asking price  and what kind money would it take to ship from Japan back to the US ?
I wouls think the current owner would have a lot invested having it shipped over seas...

I hope you get rid of the white T/A stripes, they look WRONG in my opinion. Same with the rear window louvers...just just don't belong with a white top.
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Re: Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2013 - 05:52:31 pm »
 :wow: thats cool that you found it hope it all works out for yea

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« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2013 - 06:39:14 pm »
Car has been in Japan since 1992. I personally like the white stripes with the white top, and am neutral on the window louvers.
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« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2013 - 06:58:47 pm »
coolest story of the year... by far  :clapping:
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Re: Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2013 - 07:06:53 pm »
$67,500 is priced just right for YOU.

You're getting a T/A that's worth $37,500 and paying an extra $30,000 just to have your Father's car back.

Nobody else on earth in their right mind would pay that much for that car.  If the current owner knows it was your Father's and you want it back....I'm surprised he's not asking $100,000.00

The white top is correct (and rare for a T/A) according to the fender tag, but no T/A was ever built with white stripes and they look totally out of place in my opinion. The louvers were added as well, which weren't available with V1W.
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Re: Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2013 - 07:13:17 pm »
how are e-body prices in Japan anyway? 
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Re: Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2013 - 07:15:38 pm »
I think that car looks totally awesome!  Now that you have found the car, and it is for sale!  I would sale a kidney or whatever it took to get my fathers car back if it meant that much to you!

I really wish you the best of luck with this!


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Re: Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2013 - 10:13:02 pm »
Is it just me or what? but my "spidey sense" is tingling? Something "smells wrong" to me?
Is that white T/A stripe photoshopped or something? :-\
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Re: Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2013 - 10:50:03 pm »
$67,500 is priced just right for YOU.

You're getting a T/A that's worth $37,500 and paying an extra $30,000 just to have your Father's car back.

Nobody else on earth in their right mind would pay that much for that car.  If the current owner knows it was your Father's and you want it back....I'm surprised he's not asking $100,000.00

The white top is correct (and rare for a T/A) according to the fender tag, but no T/A was ever built with white stripes and they look totally out of place in my opinion. The louvers were added as well, which weren't available with V1W.

What? He doesn't know that first of all, and I have verified locally that is the advertised asking price. You've already stated your opinion on the stripes and louvers.


Is it just me or what? but my "spidey sense" is tingling? Something "smells wrong" to me?
Is that white T/A stripe photoshopped or something? :-\

No it's not photoshopped.  I have over 50 pictures from two Japanese owners.
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Re: Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2013 - 10:58:06 pm »
I don't think that price is too far out of line if that's a real T/A.  Even good clones get that kind of money at auction if they are really well done/show quality cars.  The shipping is steep no doubt, but probably right for trans-Pacific.

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Re: Trying to find my dad's Plum Crazy Challenger T/A
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2013 - 11:03:31 pm »
Hey...If I'm the only one that thinks this T/A is only worth $35k - $40K.......  :villagers: Then ignore me.

Like others have said....Being your Father's car, it's obiviously PRICELESS to you...

If you have the funds, then the actual value doesn't matter.

Like I said, in my opinion you're paying a $30K premium for your Father's car... :2cents:
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