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Offline Sukhoi

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New owner here with a 1974 Challenger 360 four-barrel
« on: October 29, 2005 - 06:48:56 pm »
This is my first post here, I would just like to introduce myself and how i came to own this car

My hobbies mostly reside on a silicon-based chipset with tiny electrical pulses running through it, such as programming, and 3-d modelling. However, i have always held a love for Muscle cars, and especially the Challenger and the 'Cuda.

On a complete whim, we stopped in at Fast Lane classic cars in St. Charles, MO. Sitting at the front door was A fire-cracker-orange, 1974 dodge challenger 360 four-barrel

Beautiful condition, and a nice price at 22k. (keep in mind these are fully restored cars)

Now, i may have paed too much, but i've been searching papers, shworooms, and all sorts of outlets around here for challengers and cudas, but the only ones that show up are usually 30k+ I figured that if i was going to get a challenger, this was it.

So, we have it on 1k deposit, and before they sell it to us they are going to strip it down and check everything to make sure its all healthy and well, and then we will trade in my '04 Mazda RX-8, at almost no out-of-pocket expense.

Once we have gotten it, i will take pictures and post them, here are some details

Factory air
After Market cd player/stereo (good one too)
power steering/brakes
i don't know the official color name, but its orange!
318 motor taken out, replaced with 360 four barrel
automatic
spoiler on deck-lid

I hope to become a good member of this community.


cheers!





Offline Andrew

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Re: New owner here with a 1974 Challenger 360 four-barrel
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2005 - 06:55:07 pm »
Welcome to the board, is that a pic of it in your avitar?

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Re: New owner here with a 1974 Challenger 360 four-barrel
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2005 - 07:02:44 pm »
It is a very similar picture, one that i plucked from google image search.

and thank you :)

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Re: New owner here with a 1974 Challenger 360 four-barrel
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2005 - 07:16:29 pm »
Welcomw aboard Sukhoi.You have found a great community to be part of with lot of goo information on the cars we love. Look forward to seeing the pictures of your car because we all remember
1970 Challenger R/T 383  Matching#s JS23N0E under construction. It's Plum Crazy
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Re: New owner here with a 1974 Challenger 360 four-barrel
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2005 - 08:39:24 pm »
Ask and you shall receive, found a pic of the actual car we bought online

what are the chances of that?

excuse the watermark.


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Re: New owner here with a 1974 Challenger 360 four-barrel
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2005 - 09:26:56 pm »
Welcome to the site, Sukhoi.  It sounds like you found a nice car.
1973 Dodge Challenger......................The ongoing project. (00/----\00)
1991 Dodge Stealth R/T Twin-Turbo....The sunny day cruiser (RTBoost)
1990 Toyota Celica GT Liftback...........The new daily & winter driver.
All-American Muscle: 'Cudas and Challengers...Still the Elite and always will be.

                                                                                             
                 
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Re: New owner here with a 1974 Challenger 360 four-barrel
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2005 - 10:00:06 pm »
Not to sound suspicious, or anything, but how is a 15 year old able to own a brand new RX-8?

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Re: New owner here with a 1974 Challenger 360 four-barrel
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2005 - 10:10:28 pm »
Now if i told you that, it would ruin the surprise, now would it? :)

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Re: New owner here with a 1974 Challenger 360 four-barrel
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2005 - 10:29:05 pm »
What suprise?  This is raising some red flags in my mind, here....

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Re: New owner here with a 1974 Challenger 360 four-barrel
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2005 - 10:37:41 pm »
If it really matters to you that much, IT was one of these situations

"Hey, I like that car!"
*buy's RX-8*
"Eh, not what i thought it would be, here you go, son, take it."

Not Excactly that casually, but you get the general idea...

nosey, nosey, nosey...

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Re: New owner here with a 1974 Challenger 360 four-barrel
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2005 - 10:46:41 pm »
I wouldn't call it being nosey, so much as trying to find out if you are one of those 12 year olds that every car site gets, who claims to have bought a nice car.  We've gotten a few of them before, and every time, red flags were raised in my mind.  In fact, in the Classic Thread section, you'll find a thread that has me calling a kid out about what he "owns".

There are only 2 ways a 15 year old can have a brand new car.

1:  A relative dies, and leaves you alot of money.
2:  Mommy and Daddy buy it for you.  In which case, it's not really yours.

Usually in the case of #1, you can't touch the money untill age 18.  And, very few parents will buy a kid a brand new performance car.

You'll forgive me, but, I don't trust easily.  Especially since this wouldn't be the first time someone claimed to own something they don't, and it won't be the last.  Hell, I even did it, once, which is how I'm usually able to tell these things.
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Re: New owner here with a 1974 Challenger 360 four-barrel
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2005 - 10:53:36 pm »
Ok, i understand now. I know what you mean, and I've seen it happen as well.

I can guarantee you that this isn't a falsification, howefver, if you need mroe proof, i will probably update my signature once i am able to take my own pictures