Wow 70chall440 you have a large family of mopar .And have had many in the past. And l fully under stand your loyalty to mother mopar . Long live the words mopar or no car .Yes it does have a sweet ring 2 it .
Thanks, I have been lucky and got into it early in life when these cars were plentiful and cheap. Of course I wish I would have had the foresight to stash a few and hang on to them... Funny thing is that growing up in ND in the 70's, I never saw a factory Hemi car, a few six pack cars, a couple of Superbirds, but nothing super rare or exotic that I can remember. Thinking back on it, I am sure they were around but back then no one cared what the car was born as/with, it was more important what they had/did at that moment. I pulled BB 4 speed cars out of junk yards for $100 back then for the parts. Bought running/driving BB cars for $1500 or less, scraped out cars that would be gold today. The best deal was that I paid $250 for my AAR (original drive train long gone), I sold it 3 years later for $1200 when I got orders to go overseas. One of the coolest cars was a 67 Satellite with a 383 and 4spd; loved it but ultimately destroyed it.
I am still passionate about Mopars but there are few I would work at to obtain. I wanted a Superbird clone, picked up a 70 RR but can't bring myself to convert it (don't want to spend the $$). Id love a TA, but I don't think I would trade off several cars to get one. Point here is that at the end of the day they are all only cars despite their birth certificate; this is why I have absolutely no problem with clones, restomods, etc. IMO a well done restomod is worth more than an original... That's why my RR will be a 426 Hemi 4 spd with EFI (or I will sell the 66 426 and get a 6.1 for it..)