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Offline whitsend

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Good bye Challenger / Hello Cuda
« on: February 27, 2017 - 07:56:53 pm »
Not sure if this has been discussed and I haven't seen any prototype pics but this is some interesting reading. Annnd Discuss.  :cheers:  :popcorn:


http://www.amcarguide.com/muscle-cars/cuda-is-to-change-challenger/




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Re: Good bye Challenger / Hello Cuda
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2017 - 09:40:06 pm »
Nah that rumor has been put to rest, this article is 5 years old
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Offline kissalien

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Re: Good bye Challenger / Hello Cuda
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2017 - 08:15:52 am »
Nah that rumor has been put to rest, this article is 5 years old

However in August of 2015 dealers were shown a prototype of a Dodge Barracuda convertible as well as a few other cars (retro Charger, Hellcat Jeep). This car was scheduled to be built on the platform used for the Alfa Romeo Giulia. Haven't heard much about any follow up info.

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Re: Good bye Challenger / Hello Cuda
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2017 - 01:35:52 pm »
The Barracuda is dead.  I talked to Ralph at the Chicago Auto Show, it didn't pass the sniff test with people or dealers.
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Re: Good bye Challenger / Hello Cuda
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2017 - 03:37:31 pm »
I got excited about this a few years ago as I swear I saw a "new" cuda convertible on the road in Minnesota. The car was red with the styling just like the new challenger but said cuda on the rear near the right tail light.  Goes without saying I called around to a few different dealers in the area asking about it and no one had any idea what I was talking about.  Chalk it up to a custom build i suppose

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Re: Good bye Challenger / Hello Cuda
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2017 - 08:32:23 am »
I got excited about this a few years ago as I swear I saw a "new" cuda convertible on the road in Minnesota. The car was red with the styling just like the new challenger but said cuda on the rear near the right tail light.  Goes without saying I called around to a few different dealers in the area asking about it and no one had any idea what I was talking about.  Chalk it up to a custom build i suppose

Mr Norm's was doing conversions.

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Re: Good bye Challenger / Hello Cuda
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2017 - 12:16:54 pm »
 :popcorn:
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Re: Good bye Challenger / Hello Cuda
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2017 - 09:32:47 am »
:popcorn:


I was wondering where this car was after close look the 1/4 has been changed,so this is a real conversion :2thumbs: :popcorn:

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Re: Good bye Challenger / Hello Cuda
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2017 - 10:20:13 am »

I was wondering where this car was after close look the 1/4 has been changed,so this is a real conversion :2thumbs: :popcorn:

Yup it's a Mr Norm's conversion... Got a Shaker & a supercharger too.... Both before Chrysler was offering them....  Dr Bob owns it, bought it in 2011 I think....  Bought one of the first new Challengers in 2008 too....
« Last Edit: May 28, 2017 - 10:21:56 am by 1 Wild R/T »
JS27N0B 70 Challenger R/T Convertible  FJ5 Sublime, Show Poodle w/90,000 miles since resto
WS27L8G 68 Coronet R/T Convertible  PP1 Bright Red, Project
RM21H9E 69 Road Runner Coupe R4 Performance Red, Sold...
5H21C  65 Falcon 2 dr Wagon... Dog Hauler...

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Re: Good bye Challenger / Hello Cuda
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2017 - 11:06:19 am »
Yup it's a Mr Norm's conversion... Got a Shaker & a supercharger too.... Both before Chrysler was offering them....  Dr Bob owns it, bought it in 2011 I think....  Bought one of the first new Challengers in 2008 too....

Cool good to know

Offline ZEN357

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Re: Good bye Challenger / Hello Cuda
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2018 - 12:00:18 pm »
Heard they were going to make both Challenger and Cuda.

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Re: Good bye Challenger / Hello Cuda
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2018 - 12:11:40 pm »
as it has been said, I will believe it when I see it. Not impossible for sure, but knowing Ma Mopar it will be a rebadged Durango or something  :roflsmiley:
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Re: Good bye Challenger / Hello Cuda
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2018 - 11:18:02 pm »
Heard they were going to make both Challenger and Cuda.

Nope, they won't dilute the market they have built.
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74 Dart Swinger
93 RamCharger
88 Caprice Classic Brougham