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Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
« Reply #225 on: May 19, 2017 - 03:45:58 pm »
As is my style ... we go from the celebrated to the obscure. Next up is '70 Hemi Challenger RT JS23R0B213064. I know nothing about it other than it exists, and someone named Les, aka Super70Bee on Moparts, is looking for the fender tag and/or build sheet for it. Does anyone know this car and can fill me (and the rest of us) in on some of the details about it?

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Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
« Reply #226 on: May 19, 2017 - 10:53:19 pm »
Or how about this one ...



I found this "Notice of Shortage and/or Error - New Vehicle Shipments" form on the Hamtramck Historical website. We can see the VIN showing the car in question as being a Hemi Challenger RT and that it came into the dealership missing it's 426-Hemi emblems. From what I can find, "Burholme Motors" was a Dodge dealership in the Philadelphia PA area. Unfortunately, the VIN, dealership and missing emblems is about all I know of this particular car.
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Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
« Reply #227 on: May 19, 2017 - 10:55:52 pm »
Or this one ...



Old Moparts post from 2005 from someone named Craig looking for the Build Sheet to this Canadian spec Hemi Challenger RT??
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Tom
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Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
« Reply #228 on: May 19, 2017 - 10:58:33 pm »
Or this one for JS23R0B312517 ...



Cuda-Challenger dot com forum post referencing a Hemi Challenger RT (among others) that Barry Washington from the Hamtramck Historical had the broadcast sheet to and was looking to reunite it with the owner of the car(s). No other information on the car other than the VIN is known.
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Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
« Reply #229 on: May 26, 2017 - 06:10:32 pm »
Nobody knows anything about any of those four Hemi Challengers? :dunno:

Alright then ... on with the show.

Next up is a HemiCuda that was found and featured in the Calgary Sun newspaper back in December 2007. I present to you BS23R0B216394 which is 1 of only 704 1970 HemiCuda''s ever made and is 1 of only 45 made for the Canadian market. It is finished in FY1 Lemon-Twist with V6X black "Hockey Stick" stripes, a V1X black vinyl top and a H6X9 black vinyl interior.



Unfortunately the hyperlink to the story is now dead and I can't seem to find another path to the story. From my notes, it's discovery was completely accidental. The author was in the neighborhood looking for a person with a rare Porsche. He couldn't find the address, so he stopped and asked a lady who was putting out the trash for directions. The lady helped him with the address and then quipped "if you're looking for a rare car, I have a HemiCuda in my garage". The author thanked her and then went off to find the guy with the Porsche.

After telling his story of the encounter with the lady who claimed to have a HemiCuda in her garage, his friends encouraged him to go back the neighborhood and try and find her and the car. He went back, started knocking on doors and after a few misses he finally knocked on the right door. After some small talk, they went to the garage to see the car. Initially he walked right past it not realizing that what looked like a storage shelf piled high with boxes was actually the car!



As the story goes, her husband took delivery of the car on Christmas Eve 1969 when they lived in Lethbridge AB. After eight years of terrorizing the streets of Lethbridge and later Calgary, the Hemi developed a rod-knock and was parked in the garage to be repaired over the '78-'79 winter. One thing after another kept the car from getting repaired and one winter turned into dozens of winters. Decades later in 2007, this is how the HemiCuda was discovered - as the caption says it "was well disguised as a pile of boxes!"

After it was published in the newspaper the word was definitely out on this car. Be interesting to know what ever happened to it ... did the original owners finally get to restoring it? Or did a fistful of cash persuade them to part with and let some else fix it up? Anyone know?
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Tom
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Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
« Reply #230 on: May 29, 2017 - 08:13:54 am »
Memorial day here in the  :wavingflag:

As a salute to all those who served past and present ... today's selection was ordered brand new by a serviceman while in southeast Asia and picked up upon his return to the U.S.

JS23R0B371978 is 1 of only 307 1970 Hemi Challenger RT's ever made. It is finished in EV2 Hemi-Orange with a V1X black vinyl top and a H6X9 black vinyl interior. The paint on this car is like glass and just glows!



Nice closeup showing the details of the driver's side interior.



From the Fender-Tag we can see that it is equipped with the A33 3:54 geared Track-Pack Axle Package, B51 Power Disc Brakes, C16 Center Console, G34 painted LH Sport Mirror among other things. Note the Y09 code indicating that the car was ordered as an "international sales" from overseas. The car was ordered by a U.S. military member in southeast Asia and picked up upon his return to the U.S.

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Tom
St Louis, MO

Former owner of 16 classic Mopars. "It is better to have owned (Mopars) and lost then to have never owned at all" (apologies to Alfred Lord Tennyson)

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Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
« Reply #231 on: May 29, 2017 - 11:35:14 pm »
I remember seeing the story on the Lemon Alberta car
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Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
« Reply #232 on: May 30, 2017 - 07:59:55 am »
Tom, I sent you a PM. Did you get it?
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Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
« Reply #233 on: July 04, 2017 - 01:00:35 pm »
Any updates?

It's been a while.
Mike, Fremont, CA.