Uber Restored 1970 sunroof Charger R/T SE Crossing the Block on Friday at Mecum

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This 1970 R/T SE sunroof car was restored by Magnum Auto Restorations out of Illinois using top notch materials and many NOS parts. This unique car comes in a very interesting color combo and is loaded with options – so much so – it is a two tag car. I was lucky enough to see it in person when it was revealed at the 2016 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago. Interesting options include the Light Package, the A36 Performance Axle Package, A/C, Hood Pins, Luggage Rack, Tach, Speed Control, Power Windows, and an AM/FM radio. This car goes across the Mecum Auction block on Friday the 11th of January.

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Autumn Bronze 1971 GTX surfaces in the Hemmings Classifieds

Whoa Nelly! Out of the blue pops up one of only 32 sunroof GTX’s for 1971 back in November. I was so busy with my basement construction and preparing for our Christmas vacation that I completely missed it. It was only when I was perusing the various Mopar forums that I ran across a thread on it. This car is now the 10th known of the 32 sunroof GTX’s, and its the first one known to be built at the Los Angeles Assembly plant. GTX’s were known to be highly optioned cars, and this one does not disappoint. So much so that it’s a two tag car, just barely by one option. It’s an Automatic car loaded with Power brakes, Center console, 6-way driver’s seat, Driver’s remote racing mirror, A/C, Hood pins, Drip rail/Sill/Belt mouldings, Luggage rack, Speed control, Power windows, AM/FM Stereo, Hood performance striping, and Standard white side stripe. This car also codes out with the Y14 code – which means that someone ordered this one up like they wanted it. If anyone knows where this car ended up, please let me know!

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1970 Sunroof Challenger shines at MCACN

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Another MCACN is in the books – and another of Alan Gallant’s restorations made it to the show. Alan just finished up this FJ5 Sublime 1970 sunroof Challenger in time to make the big show in Chicago. This California car was garaged and dismantled very early in its life, so the sheet metal was nearly perfect. It was a matter of collecting up all the parts and getting everything refinished to perfection. Gorgeous car that was optioned out with the 440 big block, 6 way drivers seat, A/C, sport hood and hood pins, bright exhaust tips, tach, speed control, power windows, and the AM/FM stereo radio. Photos by Alan, Brad Miles, and Nicklas Larsson.

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It’s Been a Crazy Summer!

Holy cow where did summer go? It’s been 3 months since my last post and several new 1969 Chargers have been added to the registry. I have just barely had time to catalog them – and have not had time to update the 1969 Charger list. I will quickly post them here in the blog and hope that I have time in the next couple of weeks to get the list updated. Here we go:

This 1969 Charger R/T has spent most of its life over in Norway. It’s a U.S built car, but jumped the pond around 1977.

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This dark red R/T SE was a pleasant surprise when the owner contacted the registry. I had a digital copy of the buildsheet for this car – but until he contacted me – I did not know that the car still existed. As you can see, it is very nearly finished.

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Another R/T SE has recently come to light. It’s been in/around the family for a long time and has just recently been pulled out of hibernation.  The family has a full restoration planned to start in 2019 for this gorgeous T5 Copper car. Here is a sneak peek pic:

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I really cringe when I hear the term “barn find”, because it has just been totally used and abused the last several years. But this car does fit the term better than most. It’s been locked away for a long time, and the owner has finally decided to part with it. This F8 Green Charger SE is in really good shape, which will make the restoration a bit easier.

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Another sunroof car owner bought a subscription to a newspaper archive service, and has unearthed several original ads for 1969 sunroof Chargers. He has passed them along to me to add to the registry – and one even has the VIN number in the ad. I do not know if any of these cars still exist. None of the ads have matched existing registry cars.

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Sunroof cars at Midwest Mopars in the Park 2018.

My buddy Jeremy and I made the 9 hour trek out to Farmington Minnesota for Midwest Mopars this year. I had made it out the previous year with the family, and was impressed with the show. Unfortunately, rain put a damper on the car turn out on Saturday, but Sunday looked better. However, Jeremy and I had to truck back to western South Dakota early on Sunday. Regardless, I was pleased to see a couple of factory sunroof cars, and got to talk to the owners of the 1970 Challenger. I was not able to catch the owner of the Triple Black 1974 Charger. Between seeing these cars, catching a Twins game, devouring a helmet nacho, and scoring some great parts at the swap meet, I would consider it a successful adventure.

1973 Dodge Polara Sundance for sale!

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Believed to be a one off promo car for the 1973 model year, this Polara Sundance edition C-body sports an ASC sunroof! According to factory documentation, the power sunroof option was not supposed to be available on the 1973 Polaras and Monacos – but this one has one! It is speculated that this car, along with two other promo cars (Chrysler Mariner and Plymouth Aspen) were toured or made appearances at auto events in 1972-73. The owner has decided he is going to offer this one up for sale at 5K. Owner contact info:

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Many more pics and much more detail on this car can be found over at the For C Bodies Only website:

https://www.forcbodiesonly.com/mopar-forum/threads/1973-dodge-polara-sundance-yes-that-one.39566/

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1972 Challenger on Craigslist

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I spotted this 1972 Challenger on Craigslist out of Ohio. It had been listed for about a month. I contacted the seller, and he said that he just sold it. Hopefully the new owner will contact the registry with more details on it. From the ad and pictures, it’s a 340 automatic car, optioned with power disc brakes, road wheels, dual chrome racing mirrors, light package with fender mounted turn signals, center console, and AM radio with cassette. It appears to retain its original HT8 Dark Tan Metallic paint, V7W side stripe, V1W White vinyl top and, its B6XW White and Black interior.

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Fresh Find – 1972 H-Code Sunroof Cuda!

Little by little, they keep coming out of the woodwork! Here is another uber rare – one year only 1972 sunroof Cuda. The owner just purchased this baby a few months ago and plans a fairly faithful restoration. This 340 equipped Cuda originally came in B5 Blue with a blue interior, and a white top and stripe. Loaded with options like power disc brakes, body color racing mirrors, A/C, and bright exhaust tips – this one will be a stunner once its done. Good luck with the restoration and please keep us updated on some of the finish work on this one!

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1969 sunroof Charger coming along in sunny Florida

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Gentleman in Florida is making some great progress on this 1969 sunroof Charger. This 383/Auto car was originally triple green, so the owner has made a great adjustment to the color combo. Interesting options include the Charger Radio group, which included the AM Radio, Power Steering, Power Brakes, 3-speed Wipers, Deep Dish Wheel Covers, and Remote Drivers Mirror. And last but not least – that essential Florida option – factory A/C.

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Cool 1970 sunroof Charger R/T SE 440-6/4-speed found!

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Just unearthed late last year, a gentleman from California snagged this gem. A true R/T SE 440 six pack 4 speed car. Originally a FC7 Plum Crazy, black top, black interior car too! This car is outfitted with the Track Pak option which put the legendary Dana behind this awesome drive train. Additional interesting options include the Light Package, a Tach, the AM/8-track radio, and a White tail stripe. This car will be a stunner when completed.