This is a classic example of early 70’s Mopar Muscle in a full sized luxury car. Red is always a favorite and with that white interior and top this car is a real eye catcher. Take the whole gang; you have lots of room in the trunk. Car shows, road rallies, ice cream stand, or a trip out old Route 66.
The current owner has enjoyed driving her and was quick to point out how like original she is. (The Vin # is on both the engine and transmission) He has maintained the car as needed and changed the oil yearly.
You will find a very detailed description of the entire car. The following is a list of equipment:
• Steel Belted Tires
• Rally Wheels
• Vinyl Top
• Rear Defogger
• Front Disc Brakes
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The paint is fairly smooth and has a very good shine. It’s very comparable to what this cars finish would have looked like new. The current owner had the car repainted sometime after he purchased it. We can see the car has not had much exposure to the road since this repaint. It matches well all the way around and although not a big dollar repaint, it is of good quality done by a professional painter.
The nose has a couple of pin head sized nicks. There are also nicks between the hood and right front fender, and a couple on the right door. No deep scratches noticed but a few light swirls from hand washings. (No scratches down through the pain seen) (See the pictures) The door jambs were not repainted and they appear a shade or two darker then the exterior.
The pictures were taken with the sun shining on one side and shaded on the other. You can see what the color looks like under different lighting conditions.
The body’s appearance is very impressive. The fits of the doors and trunk have fairly even gaps and look correct mostly. The body panels look fitted correctly (see pictures) I do not see any dents in the body and when looking at the hood and trunk at an angle, it looks very correct. Looking down the side, we wouldn’t call it 100% laser perfect but, very nicely done. The hood could be adjusted slightly to the left to be more correctly aligned. The current owner had body work performed prior to the repaint. He doesn’t remember the exact lower areas but our paint gauge would indicate mostly the rear quarters behind and in front of the tires. These areas were very commonly repaired on this model and the owner indicated welded metal was used. When going over random areas with a paint gauge, the paint depth seems fairly consistent and that indicates quality. The hood, trunk, front fenders, doors, rockers, and the sides from the body side molding up, do not show any obvious signs of repair and filler. (Can’t be 100% sure)
All the bright work surrounding the window areas seems to be in place and fastened down securely and with minimum wear and tear. The chrome on the bumpers, door handles, and mirror all look good from 10+ feet but up close you can see pitting. The only significant bump is on the rear bumper and it has about 3 dimples. (About 6 inches from the left tail light) (see the pictures).
All glass looks nice and clear without any discoloring or delaminating, bull’s-eyes, or cracks. The windshield may have a few pin heads sized nicks from normal driving. The driver and passenger windows have a few light horizontal fine scratches that seem fairly common on door glass that rolls up and down.
The vinyl is all in tack and the white has good coloring yet and shows very well. You will notice on both sides about half way up the sail panels light rust bubbles under the top and the vinyl is just starting to slightly break down on those areas.
The stitching seam that runs front to back is all in tact.
All the interior appears to look like it would have when it was new, as far as components are concerned. We are really not sure what is original and not. The sun visors may have a little wear but are solid and the stitching is in place. The headliner could be the original but has lost it’s bright white color and has a tear about 6” behind the dome light and a small tear right behind the right sun visor mount.
Seating has good color and much wear left. You will notice some yellowing and wear on the beading and around the seats edges (see the pictures) Back seats have less wear as is normal. The interior panels are still bright white and the wood panels still look presentable with chrome plastic showing wear. The driver’s door rest has a covered tear.
Carpet may be original or older with a worn spot under the passengers mat. Carpeting color is all similar but with some fading. The dash looks amazingly fresh with no sun cracks or damage. The steering wheel (no cracks) gauges, and dials show little wear. Note: shoulder belts do have storage holders along headliner.
The trunk area is nicely covered with a black mat and spare tire cover.
Other than lower quarter repairs, the trunk area looks mostly free of rust perforation repairs. (see the pictures with mat removed). Included is a spare tire and wheel with jack, stand, and lug wrench. You will notice that the jacking instructions are still fastened to the bottom side of the trunk lid.
TIRES AND WHEELS:
The four (4) tires on the ground and the spare are all matching size and make. ( P235 -75-15 Bridgestone Insignia). The spare has a newly painted rim and a tire that still has new markings on the tread and white wall. We do not see any cracking or curb damage to the tires and rims. Trim rings have a reflective finish. Right front and right rear have slight damage (see the pictures). The chrome centers have light pitting and silver color ring is partially worn.
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION:
Another great feature of this vehicle is that the engine bay has been mostly kept as designed. A well known Chrysler specialist, in our area, lent us his rack and pointed out where the original VIN number is on the engine and transmission, (see the pictures). Even the canister and vacuum lines are in place.
There is a replacement battery. We do not detect any alterations or modifications. It looks much as though when service or repairs were needed, it was kept stock as much as possible.
This is a great example of a vehicle without modifications or changes for the most part. It has also had very little exposure to the elements over the years. You see some surface rust but no current or noticeable repaired rust perforation in structural areas or floors, (see the pictures). Being extremely critical, there is a little seepage from the rear main seal and valve covers. No fluid leaks are seen around the exposed brake parts and the rear end is very dry around the seal. The exhaust system is a full dual system from front to back. The rear end includes air shocks with bags that seem intact, (not sure of air pressure).
We know from the owner that repairs were performed on the rear quarters and that can be seen to some degree on the bottom side.
DRIVING AND TESTING:
The following items were tested during the listing of this vehicle:
• Four (4) headlights work
• Tail lights work
• Back up lights work
• Side marker lights work
• Dimmer switch works
• Left side blinkers don’t light
• Right side blinkers light but don’t blink