A Quest Fulfilled

Discussion in 'First Generation Challenger Forum' started by SRT-Tom, Jun 5, 2024.

  1. SRT-Tom

    SRT-Tom Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderator Article Writer

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    The July 2024 issue of Hemmings had a cool story.

    Forty-four years ago, a guy sold his beloved 1968 Barracuda Formula s 340. However, he was able to track it down to an assisted living community where it sat, neglected, in the parking lot for 16 years.

    The owner's sister agreed to sell him the car. Although the car only has 82,000 miles, it is in need of a complete restoration.

    Isn't it great that a classic muscle car will be saved and reunited with its original owner.

    How many of us wish they could have their old Mopar muscle car back?



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    I still own mine. this 68 barracuda would be a lot nicer if it had period correct wheels W/red line tires. IMO
     
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    SRT-Tom Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderator Article Writer

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    My brother and I had the two most coveted MOPARS- a 1971 'Cuda and a 1968 Charger. We both really regret selling them.

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    Correct me if i am wrong Tom this charger picture is a car similar to your brotrhers you said at one time right?
     
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    Yes. The photo is identical to my brother's Charger. The major difference was that his was not an R/T. He had a modded 383 4-barrel in it.
     
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    I owned a 1971 Roadrunner 4-spd and air grabber hood. Shortly after I started driving it, the 383 spun a bearing and I put in a 440. The person who bought it from me in 1999 added a six pack carb set up. It was around 2001 when he sold it. I lost track of it after that.

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