If the Camaro has less than the Challenger's 425 HP then the Dodge Boy's
will win again!
Read a little article on the new Challenger in the latest Road & Track
magazine. Its not a 100% done deal that the Challenger will be built.
There waiting to hear from audience reaction at the upcoming Auto Show
in Detroit / Chicago, NY, LA, etc.
I like the look of the Challenger. It looks like 1970. I'm not sure I
care for the cropping off of the headlight tops seen in the RT magazine.
That's kind of a BMW thing, I've noticed a few BMW with cropped
I also like the full width tail light assembly and overall body shape.
The carbon pile hood stripes & the hood scoops look pretty sporty to.
I would like the car better if there was a button on the dash to make
the roof disappear.
In April 1980 I wanted to buy a base model 70 Challenger convertible
when I was a Sr. in high school but the old man said I had to be out of
HS like my brothers were before they bought their first cars. I only had
two months to go before graduation, for christ sake.
The Dodge's owner lived on the next block and he wouldn't hold it for
two more months. The car was also kept in Florida during the winter
Their asking price was $1400 in 1980. It only had 36,000 miles on its
318 V8. Perfect body, paint & interior. It was yellow with a black
interior & a black custom " Leather " top.
Needless to say somebody else bought the car and drove it away very
Some other car's I also got rooked out of buying in 1979 / 80 because
of my dad stubborness or his just not liking the car's I was interested
A 1966 Cadillac DeVille convertible for $800. The car was solid & a good
runner. Looked great except for one quarter size rust spot on the RR
quarter panel. I saw this car like 8 years after I wanted to buy it & it
still looked great.
Then there was the 69 or 70 Olds 98 Convertible with a 455 V8 at a
Chevy dealer for $1500 Gorgeous condition too. Aqua Firemist with a
white interior & top. 50,000 miles, one owner.
I looked at a nice 71 Buick Centurion 455 Convertible, maroon with a
white top & white interior. Found out after a second visit with a
knowledgable friend it was a burned out car that had been rebuilt - Good
thing pop didn't see that one, the inside of the quarter panels were
Oh well, its been fun running back down memory lane again.
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