1989 Dodge Daytona ES
To compete with the ever popular Fox bodied Mustang, Dodge
initially unveiled the Laser, which looked amazingly similar to the
Mustang. This car was low slung, and sporty, with plenty of
upgrades aimed at the executive market. Eventually this car became
the Sporty Daytona which was more for the masses. In 1989 the ES
model was offered with contrasting ground effects fairings, and
snowflake wheels and only available in a 5-speed.
A funny thing happened on the way back from the dealership. A
gentleman in upstate NY was specifically requested by his wife to
have a sporty car with a 5-speed transmission...he purchased our
Daytona seen here. After two weeks she changed her mind and hated
driving the stick shift. Her husband, not wanting to take a loss on
the car, stuck it in a heated garage with his Corvette Collection,
and there it sat only driven occasionally until 2017. Our current
consigner snapped it up, and ...well...put it in storage only
clocking an additional 100 miles since his purchase. So now we have
a Dodge Daytona ES 5-speed with only 2,177 ORIGINAL MILES. So much
for changing one's mind!
All original all low mileage condition all red save for the ES
ground effects fairings on the rockers, and lower band around this
car which are presenting in silver. Hidden headlights black
trimmings, tinted windows, and a black louvered rear glass with a
spoiler on the end and we are talking Daytona. Throw on a sporty
sunroof in smoked glass, a triangular window for the B pillar, and
taillights that stretch from side to side with a vented rear two
tone bumper, and let's go racin'. And lest we forget the ES
snowflake wheels which have never even seen a curb, let alone
touched it, and original tires.
A swing of the doors and we can see a small black square pattern
within a gray field broadcloth covering the top of the door panels.
On the bottom is gray carpet, and streaking through the middle is a
molded vinyl armrest, extra padded. A set of nice buckets with more
of the square pattern broadcloth for tuck and roll inserts, and
clear gray cloth bolsters with vinyl piping cover these seats. Same
for the rear bench which presents more like dual buckets with a
shared center panel. A nice clean console with a glovebox and the
shifter sitting proudly in the center, flirts with the dash which
shows as original, and is in black and gray with white numbered and
lettered instrumentation. Gray carpet for the floors and a gray
headliner, all surfaces like new, and essential they are.
A horizontally opposed 2.5-liter 4 banger is under the hood. It has
EFI, and a 5-speed manual transmission with a 3.48 final drive.
Preserved like a wonderful time capsule, the underside is no rust,
structurally very sound and even has the factory red overspray
still seen in the floorpans. A single clean rust-free exhaust is
on, and suspension (Independent coil springs upfront, and solid bar
coil prings for the rear) is like new with slight corrosion and
little surface rust. Power disc brakes were used on all 4 corners
and indeed the exhaust is original.
Hopping inside this car still smells new! All surfaces are
excellent and in unused condition. She fired right up and performed
like a new car on the test track. All functions are working
Amazing low mileage, amazing due to a woman changing her mind (go
figure). But someone's loss could be your gain, come on down to
Classic Auto Mall, visit the East wing, and you could pick up this
survivor (although pampered) car and the only thing you'll have to
do is change the break in oil. Sheesh!
G-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
275007-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.