Hope everyone survived the holidays as we are now truly into 2019!
The past months have seen me value some very top end Mopars a radical street/strip Duster and a well restored 1968 Plymouth GTX – hopefully these cars will show at the MoparEuroNats this year.
Barn finds are still plentiful in the States with another Superbird being pulled out of a junk infested garage, looks like it was custom painted at some time as the blue paint and lack of vinyl roof are not original. Well that’s the Yin-and-Yang front, however, a severely burnt 1973 Charger that I came across looks a total disaster – win some-loose some.
Barn find – Superbird
A warm welcome to 2019, I am sure it will be a fun packed year for all us muscle car gear heads – let’s hope so anyway!
I would like to start with some sour news regarding a couple incidents from both sides of the pond in December 2018. First up, a 1969 Road Runner became totally wiped out in Essex a few days before Christmas. It seems that a 74-year-old lady became pre-occupied whilst driving her Focus and hit the Beeper full-on. Both drivers were taken to hospital and later released with non-life-threatening injuries.
Hi folks and a Merry Christmas to you all.
I missed the NEC Classic show at Birmingham in November despite having three requests to attend from various folk. Good to hear a mopar win the Classic American car of the year, a fab 1957 Dodge Custom Royal rag top. Well done Gary Sanders.
Barn finds still turn up in the States; last month a 1970 440 6 pack V code Charger came out of enforced hibernation, finished in Go-Mango orange, excellent!
Save the date:
Friday 2nd August – Sunday 4th August 2019
This summer saw yet another classic Mopar involved in a disastrous road accident; a ’69 Charger had ‘gotten tail ended while broken down on a busy Suffolk road. Seems like the car is going to be repaired but this does emphasise how important up- to- date vehicle valuation reports are.
Well I guess it had to happen sometime this summer for a major American car show to fall foul to more typical British summer conditions than we have expected, and that’s exactly what happened at this year’s MoparEuroNats on 27, 28 & 29 July
Hope all is well.
Not much happened with me since the Chryslers at Brooklands show at the end of May -one of my favourite venues for a car show. I took the trusty Barracuda but she didn’t seem to run right, so have ordered a new carburettor. The show was very well attended with perfect weather and a whole host of gleaming muscle cars. For instance, a great looking 1970 Cuda convertible with an added Hemi engine came along, the car was used in the Johnny Depp movie Dark Shadow. Another odd-ball car was a 1973 Chrysler Valiant Charger with a 225ci six banger from South Africa, I also warmed to a very nice EV2 orange 1970 Challenger R/T.
1973 Chrysler Valiant Charger
1970 Challenger R/T
1970 Cuda convertible – used in Dark Shadow!