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Offline 70chall440

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #105 on: December 31, 2015 - 01:48:42 pm »
back in 07....not a mopar but I had a chance to buy a real 69 mustand mach1...black on black..mint..for $15000  the guy just lost his job and had to sell it....I passed on it and bought my 68 charger...

I am sure some would disagree, but I think you made the right choice.
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70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
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9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)




Offline TelisSE440

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #106 on: January 02, 2016 - 07:50:43 pm »
I found a /6 Challenger manual for 4k. It had almost all the parts on it and all the paperwork. They got it before me and now they're selling it for 13k! I just put it in the thread because there are only about 8-10 Challengers in my country...

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #107 on: January 18, 2016 - 10:00:53 pm »
Back in September, 1969 I bought a new Road Runner off the lot just as the 70's were coming out. Paid $3,206.04 for it ( I'm looking at the original BOS as I write this). I really fell in love with the E Bodies when they hit the lots and just had to have a Hemi to satisfy the Mopar in me. In April of 1971 we went shopping for a Hemi E body ( didn't care if it was a Cuda or Chally). Already had a buyer for the RR and had put money in the savings account. After 6 or 7 dealer's prices we were $625 cash short of a purchase. Small town conservative upbringing from my family wouldn't tolerate financing a car; you saved till you could afford it. My wife and I decided to keep saving that extra $625 and order a 72 Hemi when they came out in the fall. You all know the rest of the story. I should have held up the corner liquor store; I'd have been out in 5 years but had my Hemi!!! So, in spring of 72 we got a 72 Cuda 340/ 4 speed. Still have it to this day.

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #108 on: January 19, 2016 - 12:51:23 am »
I have missed out on a long list of them....mostly because of a lack of cash.

-1970 340 Cuda convertible, plum, white interior. A lady offered it to me at a car show - $12000
-1968 Charger R/T, 440 auto, black w/red bumblebee stripe, excellent cond.  -  $4500
-1969 Roadrunner, bench seat, 4-speed, air-grabber, driver condition - $3500
-1971 Superbee, hemi orange, 3-speed column shift, front-end damage - $2500
-1969 Javelin Big Bad Orange, 390 4-speed, nice project - $1500
These were all in the 90's in the Calgary area...I wonder if Chryco bought any of them  :dunno:

Plus many other mopars that I didn't buy....and cool ones that I have owned and sold because I needed the money.  :(

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #109 on: January 19, 2016 - 08:45:57 am »
Not me , I have my Chall & have not been tempted to buy much else .
 I would have passed on the both the convert & 68 Charger , just not a fan . The most interesting would have been the RR & the Javelin being 4 spds

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Offline Joe mama

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #110 on: January 19, 2016 - 02:17:02 pm »
In 1976 I was working with a guy who had a road runner that was actually a super bird with the aero stuff removed. He was selling it for 1,500 but I was going to school and had no money. Then in the early 80 K.C and the sunshine band was selling a 68 hemi dart. They were only asking $7,000. Again, I couldn't come up with the money. But I did get my 69 Hemi Super Bee for free!   
73 Challenger, 440+6, 5 speed Tremec, Dana 60

Offline RzeroB

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #111 on: January 19, 2016 - 07:15:54 pm »
I did get my 69 Hemi Super Bee for free!

Whoa! Whoa! Back the train up Joe. You just can't throw something like that out and leave us hanging. Obviously there's a good story here so lets hear it.  :popcorn:
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Tom
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Offline ShelbyDogg

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #112 on: January 19, 2016 - 07:24:03 pm »
Tom, this thread is for missed deals. Lol
Rob

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http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=44869.0


Offline mofish

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #113 on: January 19, 2016 - 08:04:28 pm »
Tom, this thread is for missed deals. Lol

THEN START A NEW THREAD!!    :stomp:

Offline Joe mama

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #114 on: January 19, 2016 - 08:27:47 pm »
Whoa! Whoa! Back the train up Joe. You just can't throw something like that out and leave us hanging. Obviously there's a good story here so lets hear it.  :popcorn:

A friend of mine bought the Bee because he wanted the 383 that was in it for his 64 fury project. The car was a mess. Someone had a lot of fun in this car. He asked me to help him scrap the Bee. When I looked at the car I seen it had a dana 60 and a 18 spline 4 speed.  Someone cut the hemi mounts out and installed big block mounts. I told my friend it was a Hemi car but he didn't believe me because it said 383 on the hood. So we junked it at my house!!  The VIN tag was still with the car but the mice got to the build sheet.  It turned out to be a Mr. Norms car and Mr Norm still had the original 2 page invoice!! It had a Super track pack and a bench seat. It took me 26 years to finish but it came out great. It took 1st in class at the 2007 Detroit Autorama. There is a lot more to the story but that's the highlights. You think this was a good story just wait until you hear how I got the Hemi!
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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #115 on: January 19, 2016 - 11:35:57 pm »
That's awesome!  Tell us how you got the HEMI...is it the original engine?    :popcorn:

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #116 on: January 20, 2016 - 12:27:39 am »
awesome Bee..  :money:
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

Offline Joe mama

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #117 on: January 20, 2016 - 06:58:59 am »
That's awesome!  Tell us how you got the HEMI...is it the original engine?    :popcorn:
It's not the original engine but it's a vintage one. I know the owners back to 1975 and no one knew it was a hemi car.
I worked with a guy who claimed a friend of a friend had a lot of Hemi parts that he wanted to get rid of cheap. I thought it was to good to be true so I just ignored him. After about 1 year of bugging me I decided to go and check it out. When I walked into the guys garage, there was a 15' boat sitting in the center of the garage that was set up for drag racing. Unfortunately what happened was the guys father was killed in the boat when it went air born at at over 200 MPH. What I ended up with was 9 heads, 4 sets of rocker arms, 1 fresh 8-71 blower, Ederle fuel injection setup complete with pump and top hat, connecting rods, roller cams, to many to count valve spring and push rods. I knew I didn't have enough money to buy this stuff. So I asked how much and nearly fell over.  The guys mother said she only wanted $2,000 for everything.  I felt bad and didn't want to take advantage of someone who lost a loved one but the guys mother said to get the stuff out of her garage because if it wasn't for that stuff her husband would still be here!  The picture is of the guy getting ready to start a race. Not much safety back then. I sold most of the parts to fund the Super Bee build. I kept enough parts to put together 1 more engine except a block.
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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #118 on: January 20, 2016 - 09:55:49 am »
Awesome story! Thanks for sharing...and congrats on owning and restoring a beautiful and rare car        :2thumbs:

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Re: Best deal you missed out on
« Reply #119 on: January 22, 2016 - 09:48:03 am »
That Bee is to DIE for! !!!!!!!!!!!
Beautiful car.......just wow!