Mighty Mopar

Look around any cruise night or car show and you'll quickly discover Chevrolets and Fords easily outnumber Mopars by leaps and bounds. For every dozen Bel Air sport coupes, is seems there's one Belvedere. For every five Mustangs, there's one Challenger. The Chryslers, Plymouths, Dodges or DeSotos you do come across are either perfect restorations or patched-up drivers with little in between.

Once you purchase an old Mopar musclecar, you will soon discover the void of reproduction parts and dried-up supply of new old stock pieces to keep the car looking and running its best. You may be warned by other owners that these aren't "mail order cars." Engine parts for a 440 are twice the price of a Chevy 350. Body panels have to be repaired, not replaced. In spite of the obstacles, a few nice models survive. Why?

I suppose its fun to own a unicorn.

A pair of Mopar unicorns recently appeared at the Bradford, Illinois Labor Day car show and caught my eye. Here's a few pictures of what it looks like after you spend thousands of dollars and countless hours bringing mighty Mopar muscle back to showroom stock condition.

Hats off to these two car's owners, they did them right. Enjoy!

1968 Dodge Dart GTS advertisement.
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1968 Dodge Dart GTS 
1 of 8,745 GTS models built that year.
1 of 68 with the Mr. Norm's Grand Spaulding Dodge 440 / TorqueFlite transplant. 

1967 Plymouth Satellite GTX advertisement
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1967 Plymouth Satellite GTX 
1 of 312 426/4 speed GTX models built that year



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