SUPER BEE CLONE CHARGER, 400CI, AIR GRABBER HOOD, SUBLIME GREEN PAINT
You want high visibility to go with your high performance? Then take a good look (with appropriate eye protection) at this glowing 1973 Dodge Charger. Dressed up like a Super Bee with a 440 inch powerplant to match, it's perhaps the ultimate expression of the muscle car era's last gasp.
This is the kind of car that everyone on the street is going to notice, so you can't do anything halfway. Chrysler's "fuselage" styling has aged well and wears high-impact SubLime Green quite well, and you can tell in every detail that this car was a true labor of love from a dyed-in-the-wool enthusiast. The bodywork is ultra-straight, the gaps are better than the factory could ever manage, and a few custom touches like the body-colored bumpers give it maximum eyeball appeal. The Super Bee was all but dead in 1973, but this car resurrects it bigger and badder than ever using correct satin black graphics, a Go-Wing on the deck lid, and a fully functional Air Grabber hood with pins. A black vinyl roof helps reduce the chance of lime overload and workmanship is extremely good throughout. If you're not a purist, you're going to find an awful lot to like about this car.
Fortunately, the interior is a lot gentler on the eyes and sticks to pretty much factory specs. The high-back buckets wear nice-looking black vinyl seat covers that are exceptionally well-preserved, and if I had to guess, I'd say the door panels are original, too. The carpets and dash pad are in great condition and while the faux wood on the dash isn't terribly convincing, the lovely pistol-grip shifter is beautifully made. The factory Rally gauges include a tachometer, which was becoming an endangered species in 1973. 1973's AM radio is gone, however, replaced by a Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo head unit with 6x9 speakers on the rear package shelf. Monogrammed floor mats, a back seat that looks completely unused, and interesting options like a rear window defogger all help this Charger become more than just a cool paint job. In the remarkably spacious trunk you'll find evidence of a very thorough paint job, what appear to be original quarter panels, an original Rallye wheel, and a complete jack assembly.
The factory wasn't building 440-powered Chargers in 1973, but there's no reason it won't fit, which is exactly how this car is currently configured. Fully rebuilt and with an incredible snarl, this is one of those cars that you just don't mess with at a red light. Wearing finned valve covers, a correct Air Grabber filter assembly, and a Weiand intake with Holley 4-barrel carburetor, this car moves like few other cars of the era ever could. It's nicely detailed with corporate turquoise paint on the block, a Magnum air cleaner, and body-colored inner fenders that provide a bright background for the hardware. Backed by a 727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic and a Dana 60 rear end mean that you can have some fun without worrying about breakage, and with long-tube headers and Flowmasters, there will be no sneaking around. The rear end is suspended on air shocks, so the ride height can be fine-tuned, and classic American Racing wheels are fitted with 255/60/15 front and 275/60/15 rear Firestone radials.
This car is love at first sight for the right guy. No, it's not for everyone, but if you like to keep a high profile and carry the firepower to back it up, this is your car. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Vinyl Interior
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