We’re Watching These Beauties

We have all been chomping at the bit to get back into the swing of things. With car shows, races and auctions cancelled across the country, we have been going a little stir crazy. This weekend starts the first Mecum event since the pandemic shut everything down. July 10th through the 18th, Mecum Auctions will be in Indianapolis, Indiana, with over 2,500 vehicles up for grabs. As usual, there are a few that have piqued our interest and we will be watching. If money was no object, which one would you pick?

1973 Dodge Challenger – Lot T32

  • Matching numbers 340/275 HP engine
  • Automatic transmission
  • Black paint with Black interior
  • Power steering
  • Power brakes
  • Factory air conditioning
  • AM/FM radio
  • Rallye instrument cluster with tachometer
  • Slap Stik shifter
  • Bucket seats and console
  • Rear wing
  • Styled road wheels
  • Rallye package

1970 Dodge HEMI® Coronet R/T – Lot T201

  • Matching numbers 426/425 HP HEMI® engine
  • One of four 4-speeds, very rare
  • First one built of the 4-speed HEMIs
  • Broadcast sheet
  • California car
  • Fresh rotisserie restoration
  • Dick Landy completed engine work in 2000
  • History going back to original purchaser
  • All NOS/factory parts
  • Woodgrain steering wheel
  • R22 AM/8-track tape
  • Protection group
  • Light group
  • V88 transverse stripe delete
  • Chrysler Registry report
  • One of the rarest 4-speed HEMIs ever built
  • Only 13 HEMI Coronet R/Ts built in 1970
  • No. 15 on rarest Muscle Car list

1955 Dodge Royal Lancer – Lot T140.1

  • This vehicle is located in Canada. Because of U.S. border restrictions, it will be offered on the video monitors
  • Comprehensive restoration completed in 2005
  • Restoration sympathetically refreshed in 2012
  • Body stripped to bare metal
  • 270 CI Super Red Ram HEMI V8 engine with very rare optional Power Pack
  • 4-barrel carburetor and dual exhaust
  • 2-speed push button automatic transmission
  • Power steering
  • Tri-tone Heather Rose, Jewel Black and Sapphire White finish
  • Two-tone Black and White
  • Front and rear bench seats
  • Factory tinted glass
  • Correct spare, jack and tools
  • Dual outside mirrors
  • Kelsey Hayes style wheels
  • Wide whitewall radial tires

1934 Dodge Cabriolet Street Rod – Lot T226

  • The Goodguys 1999-2000 giveaway car built by Brizio Street Rods
  • Featured in the November 2000 issue of Street Rodder
  • Featured in the October 2000 issue of Mopar® Collector’s Guide
  • The car was involved in an accident at the Goodguys event in Des Moines, Iowa, in 2000 that left the body badly damaged
  • Fitted with a replacement body in 2003 furnished by Coach and Chassisworks, the same third-party vendor who provided the body for the original build
  • 488/450 HP Viper V10 engine
  • Tremec 6-speed manual transmission
  • 9-inch Currie rear end with Air Locker Positraction
  • 4-corner coilover shocks
  • Mustang II rack and pinion
  • Baer 4-wheel power disc brakes
  • Tan leather interior
  • 8-way power seats
  • Air conditioning
  • Power windows
  • Manual top with glass rear window
  • 8-way power seats
  • Windshield wipers
  • Tilt steering column
  • Ghost flames added in 2003
  • 17-inch Billet Specialties wheels
  • BFGoodrich Comp T/A tires

1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda Convertible – Lot MG13

  • 1 of 17 6 BBL ‘Cuda Convertibles produced in 1971
  • 1 of 12 6 BBL Automatic ‘Cuda Convertibles produced in 1971
  • Formerly part of the Steven Juliano Collection
  • Believed to be 21,026 miles
  • Documented with the original broadcast sheet
  • Extensive restoration completed with original and NOS parts
  • Original sheet metal
  • Original drivetrain
  • 440 6 BBL engine
  • Dual exhaust with chrome tips
  • D32 heavy-duty automatic transmission
  • A34 Super Track Pak with 4.10 gears
  • Power brakes
  • FE5 Bright Red with Black convertible top
  • Sport hood with hold-down pins
  • Black vinyl bucket seat interior
  • 6-way adjustable driver’s seat
  • Deluxe seatbelts
  • Rallye instrument cluster
  • AM/FM radio, A01 light group
  • Wide sill and belt moldings
  • Styled road wheels
  • Goodyear Polyglas tires

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