DID YOU SEE HOW MUCH THAT WENT FOR?

WE TAKE IN THE SITES AT BAR­RETT-JACK­SON SCOTTS­DALE 2018 AND PICK OUR 10 CARS THAT REP­RE­SENT THE AUC­TION.

Mopar Muscle - - Contents - BY BOB MEHLHOFF PHO­TOG­RA­PHY BY THE AUTHOR

We take in the sites at Bar­rett-jack­son Scotts­dale 2018 and pick our 10 cars that rep­re­sent the auc­tion.

Mopar per­for­mance cars are hot and al­ways stand out in a crowd of mus­cle cars. And no mat­ter the model year or era, the topic of “did you see how much that went for” is one that car guys love to talk about. So when the Bar­rett-jack­son Scotts­dale 2018 Auc­tion came around this year, we jumped at the chance to at­tend.

When we ar­rived in Scotts­dale we found more than 100 Mopars ready to cross the block. As Mopar guys, this was ob­vi­ously like a candy store for us. The rows were packed with Road Run­ners, Charg­ers, ’Cu­das, Chal­lengers, and much more. Al­though there were so many great ex­am­ples, we’ve cho­sen 10 of them to high­light and show some of their in­ter­est­ing fea­tures and value. Sur­pris­ingly, the prices ranged from very af­ford­able to pretty im­pres­sive. We’ve also in­cluded a photo gallery of many more on mopar­mus­cle. com. We can def­i­nitely say that there are bar­gains to find at the Bar­rett-jack­son auc­tion, es­pe­cially ear­lier in the week.

Priced at an af­ford­able $24,200, Drew from Colorado bought this ’66 Coronet 500 with its 383 B-en­gine and 833A four-speed trans­mis­sion. The Coronet is painted in Viper Red and in­cludes an 8 3/4 Sure-grip rear with free­way-friendly 3.23 gears.

The in­te­rior fea­tures a fac­tory cen­ter con­sole, four-speed shifter, and fac­tory tachome­ter. It sounds very cool too with its head­ers and new dual Flow­mas­ter ex­haust.

In to­day’s world, paint and body­work alone can eas­ily top $20,000. Add to that the price of a project car that needs every­thing that typ­i­cally can cost $12,000 to $15,000. This ’71 Dodge Chal­lenger cus­tom R/T recre­ation went for just $33,000 and is from Cal­i­for­nia with a 383ci V-8 en­gine and four-speed 833 man­ual trans­mis­sion. Plus, this car has just been to­tally re­stored. The paint is new and wears its orig­i­nal Green Go color and fea­tures an R/T hood. This ’71 Chal­lenger is set off with its new set of Foose wheels and Nitto tires.

Ply­mouth Dusters are al­ways cool, and this one sold for a note­wor­thy price $48,400, and rep­re­sents an ex­tremely high-qual­ity restora­tion that we don’t al­ways see on A-bod­ies. The en­gine is a 340 and even in­cludes that as-op­tioned three-speed man­ual trans with the floor-mounted shifter. Other fac­tory op­tions in­cluded that rear Go Wing Spoiler, Ral­lye dash, and fac­tory tachome­ter.

We love winged cars and al­though $286,000 is way up there for most of us, it’s def­i­nitely fun to check this Alpine White Ply­mouth Su­per­bird out. This one fea­tures the “V” code 440ci six-bar­rel and has re­cently un­der­gone a com­plete nut-and-bolt restora­tion. This car has tons of doc­u­men­ta­tion, in­clud­ing two build­sheets and a match­ing-num­bers driv­e­train. This ve­hi­cle comes with a Wise In­spec­tion re­port, and has re­ceived an al­most per­fect score of 1.25. This is one of just 308 Su­per­birds pro­duced with a 440 six-bar­rel, four-speed man­ual trans­mis­sion com­bi­na­tion.

This ’08 Chal­lenger sold for $44,000 and is the first Mr. Norms Chal­lenger ever built, VIN #0001. It has cus­tom paint and wheels and is pow­ered by a su­per­charged eight-cylin­der en­gine with a six-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion. It also fea­ture Hotchkis sus­pen­sion items. The in­te­rior is all-cus­tom. This car was fea­tured in sev­eral car mag­a­zines in­clud­ing our sis­ter pub­li­ca­tion, Mus­cle Car. And the car has only 6,000 miles on the odome­ter.

The ’64 Ply­mouth Sport Furys are some of the hottest-look­ing Mopars around, and this one sold for

$52,800. It fea­tures the rare 426ci

365 hp (hy­draulic cam) with a sin­gle car­bu­re­tor. The en­tire car has un­der­gone a com­plete restora­tion re­cently. The car ba­si­cally in­cludes its orig­i­nal driv­e­train and Torqueflite au­to­matic. The car also fea­tures its orig­i­nal in­te­rior de­sign with con­sole, and trim col­ors on fac­tory bucket seats. One of the best fea­tures of this body style is the wrap-around rear win­dow and can­tilevered C-pil­lars.

For $38,500 you can walk away with a lot of value in a ’70 Road Run­ner fin­ished for this price. This one is pow­ered by the 335hp 383ci en­gine and Torqueflite trans­mis­sion.

Power steer­ing makes it easy to turn and the In-vi­o­let Me­tal­lic paint (al­though not orig­i­nal) makes it look awe­some. This car is even doc­u­mented with its orig­i­nal broad­cast sheet. This car fea­tured the orig­i­nal front bench seat and a very orig­i­nal en­gine com­part­ment.

Al­though the price of this car is get­ting up there, for the money ($110,000) you’re get­ting quite an im­pres­sive in­vest­ment. This per­fectly re­stored ‘Cuda fea­tures a ver­i­fied orig­i­nal, 440ci six-bar­rel en­gine and New Process four-speed man­ual trans­mis­sion, and a date-cor­rect Dana 60 rearend with 4.10 gears. Painted in Lime Light Green, op­tions in­clude a spe­cial front bumper, color-keyed mir­rors, and the orig­i­nal Shaker hood sys­tem. A cur­rent Dave Wise re­port gives this ve­hi­cle an over­all high rat­ing of 1.5.

Back in the late ’70s and early ’80s The Dukes of Haz­zard TV pro­gram was just about ev­ery­one’s fa­vorite show to watch for car jumps and chases. This ’69 Charger was a big hit at the auc­tion for $66,000. It fea­tured the orig­i­nal 383ci high-per­for­mance en­gine and Torqueflite trans. Of course, it also in­cluded the fa­mous mu­si­cal horn. This car also fea­tured a black in­te­rior with fac­tory bucket seats, gauges, con­sole, and power front disc brakes.

This looks like a pretty fun car to drive for just $28,600. The ’68 383ci Dodge Dart with a fac­tory four-speed trans­mis­sion were some of the more rare cars pro­duced dur­ing the era. This one had fac­tory bucket seats, fac­tory con­sole, af­ter­mar­ket gauges, trac­tion bars, and head­ers to im­prove the driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. It also had the fac­tory heavy-duty sus­pen­sion and larger brakes. The orig­i­nal build sheet was also in­cluded.

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