This car is like a time capsule that has been sitting in storage for over 25 years. The car was periodically started and driven short distances by the elderly man I bought it from. He owned a local mechanic shop and bought the car from the original owner over 25 years ago and built the car to his liking. He rarely drove the car and it was kept in a covered garage with a car cover on it since that time. He would rarely drive it and likely has less than 300 miles on the Hemi 426 engine.
The car is a non-numbers matching vehicle with RT badging.. It has a Mopar 426 HEMI crate engine, 727 transmission, 8 3/4 rear with 3.55 gears, Black bucket seats, center console, tik tok clock. Interior is in very good shape with normal wear but no tears or rips. The car has its original drum brakes. Tires are staggered 235-60-15 and 295-50-15 and in great shape. Car has the "General Lee" style rims. Car has the Dixie horn, like the General Lee. Still makes everyone smile when you push the button, well, almost everyone.
The engine: It is a crate 426 Hemi with hydraulic cams. The cam is a Comp Cam, 292 degrees duration, 509 inch lift,. The cylinders are 4.5 inch and a stroke is 4.15 inch resulting in 528 cubic inch total. (Basically 426 Hemi bored and stroked. The 426 block would not bore to 4.5 so 10.5 Chrysler issued a special block. It has Chrysler Aluminum heads and 10.5 compression. (This wording taken directly from the owner.) The owner used Schumacher motor mounts and frame connectors to weld the front and rear frame rails to prevent twisting with the bigger engine in the car.
The car runs and drive great. I have driven it to work out any bugs from so many years of sitting and it is a great car to drive. I replaced the the “Demon Carburetor” and it has a new Holly carb. Replaced plugs, fixed an interior dome lens, fixed a tear on the drivers visor, replaced the plastic O Ring in the gas tank and put in a new fuel sending unit. Also, replaced some minor chrome pieces. I fixed the tik tok clock as well as some other very minor issues.
The car has no body work work other than a replacement of the trunk pan. The owner said that it was really not to bad but he replaced it anyway.
The car is a Bill of Sale car. No title needed in Georgia. I have the current registration and the required Law enforcement inspection form that negates the need for the title.
You may ask why I want to sell the car? I originally believed this would be the car I would want to keep due the Hemi engine and iconic look of the car. However, even with all that power and muscle, I found I still would prefer a manual transmission car.
I have been asked about the condition of the paint since it it likely 25 years old. I consider it to be in good shape.
The car was ran at the GAA auto auction in Nov. and unfortunately did not meet the price that I would need to let it go. I would consider delivery or showing the car within a 3 hour drive of the Atlanta area to a serious buyer.
Feel free to ask any questions, however, I am clearly no expert on the car and have provided the information as the owner described and explained to me. I appreciate any feedback as well.
All the best. Feel free to call or text Greg 770-652-1531