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Offline jeryst

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What is a "Special Handling Car" option?
« on: September 25, 2007 - 03:26:01 AM »
I saw a Cuda on eBay, that says it has a second fender tag that says "Special Handling Car". Also on the build sheet.

I was just wondering what that meant, and what difference it made?




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Re: What is a "Special Handling Car" option?
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2007 - 08:38:38 AM »
There is something special about the ordering process, IE fleet, taxi, police. The "handling" of the build and/or delivery. It has nothing to do with suspension components.

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Re: What is a "Special Handling Car" option?
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2007 - 11:26:16 AM »
I agree , it could have been a show car or prepped for an executive ETc

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Re: What is a "Special Handling Car" option?
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2007 - 02:59:20 PM »
There was a post a while ago that had that had that on his build sheet....
1972 Dodge Challenger Rallye 340, AT, Code TB3=Super Blue, SBD=8/17/1971.  Yes, a Rallye without the fender louvers from the factory because of the body side molding option.

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Re: What is a "Special Handling Car" option?
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2007 - 03:00:05 PM »
I agree , it could have been a show car or prepped for an executive ETc

...I owned a 71 CUDA 440 6BBL many years ago that was one of the "SPECIAL HANDLING" cars....I was told they were cars built as perfect as possible for show/display...mine was one of the "Rapid Transit" show cars built for display at dealerships when the RT Caravan came to town...quite a few identical Curious Yelo cars were built and seemed to have sequential VIN #s...best I remember, it was stated on the BCast sheet too...they could have also been built for an executive ...I bet Barry will have the real answer

pix #1.......after 20 years of "SPECIAL HANDLING"
pix #2.......finished

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Re: What is a "Special Handling Car" option?
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2007 - 06:25:24 PM »
Super Blue 72..probably was from my car..here are the pics

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Re: What is a "Special Handling Car" option?
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2007 - 06:28:12 PM »
this is the build sheet

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Re: What is a "Special Handling Car" option?
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2007 - 08:11:16 PM »
There is something special about the ordering process, IE fleet, taxi, police. The "handling" of the build and/or delivery. It has nothing to do with suspension components.

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Could have been a show car, fleet, taxi, etc...just a tag to tell the line workers that the car had some item(s) that required work that was not standard assembly line procedure.