Super Rare! 1970 Dodge Coronet Convertible 4 Speed - 440 tear down
Once in a while, one of Nick's customers will bring in something extra special. Today is one of those days at Nick's Garage. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------- "Baba Yaga", "Dreamer", "Laser Groove", "Special Spotlight", "Too Cool" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Dodge Demon 1971 Full Restoration
The demon resto step by step.
132898 / 1969 1/2 Dodge Coronet Superbee
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/7xho6fp RK Motors Charlotte is unquestionably the home of the A12; you know, those killer Super Bees and Road Runners with lift-off hoods, 440 Six Pack engines, and four manual gears in the transmission. We've sold more than just about anyone else, and our staff is comprised of experts who know these cars inside and out and can tell from 20 feet away whether they're correct. We've restored the two most valuable A12s in existence, the first one off the assembly line and the famous Project Six Pack racer. We're not alone in our appreciation of these amazing machines, either, and nobody here at RK Motors Charlotte was surprised when the market for these cars took a big jump skyward. Recent auction results show that even non-numbers-matching A12s are red hot, with more than a few changing hands for six-figure price tags. Even Sports Car Market magazine noted that at $120,000, a non-numbers-matching car was priced "market correct." Now take a moment to consider what a documented, 4-speed A12 with its original, numbers-matching engine in a one-of-one color combination might be worth today... Well, actually, you don't have to imagine it. RK Motors Charlotte is proud to present this totally unique, correct, matching-numbers A12 restored by our own craftsmen and ready to start collecting trophies at the very highest levels. Seriously, have you ever seen an A12 with a white vinyl top? I'm guessing the answer is, "No," because this A12 is a documented one of one! And yes, we have a Chrysler Corporation Broadcast Sheet on the car to back up its unusual configuration, as well as the original Lynch Road fender tag that is still on the car. Ironically, while these cars were originally cheap and dirty racers for guys with only 3 or 4 nickels to rub together, this one has had a fortune invested in it to make it one of the nicest A12s on Earth. Panel gaps are excellent all around, and even the lift-off hood fits better than they did when they were new. We had this car parked next to the all-original survivor A12 on the floor, and the difference between this paint and the vintage 1969 stuff is mind-blowing. Don't get me wrong, original is cool, but anyone who sees this car in person will understand that there's just nothing like immaculate, deep, color-sanded and buffed urethane to make a car look like a million bucks. OK, so it looks nice. How does it run? Well, have a look under the hood. That's the original, matching-numbers 440HP big block, fully detailed and covered in matching Hemi Orange paint. Up top, there's a correct Edelbrock Six Pack intake with three 2-barrel carburetors complete with the proper choke and fast idle solenoid assemblies, all fed by that giant oval air cleaner that inhales deeply through the scoop on the lift-off hood. The battery's a group 25 reproduction item with the correct red caps, and note that the alternator pulley is the correct 2-belt piece, even though these cars never used the second groove. New cables, the correct PCV valve and a rebuilt master cylinder add to the look, and it was assembled and painted just the way the factory would do it, overspray and all. Underneath you'll find some of the finest metalwork we've ever seen on a car. Since this is an A12, after all, there's also a heavy duty 4-speed manual transmission feeding a stout Dana 60 out back with 4.10 gears and a Sure Grip limited slip unit. There's a new dual Exhaust system with all the correct hangers and polished tips, rebuilt stock suspension, and fresh brakes all around. Wheels are correctly stamped A12 steel units finished in basic black wearing Goodyear Polyglas redlines as original. A vast majority of these cars had black interiors, so finding one spec'd with an original white interior is a very pleasant surprise. The black carpets and dashboard keep it from being overwhelming, and all the soft parts are new, of course. Rebuilt gauges, including the Tic-Toc-Tach, live under a fresh dash pad, and tie in nicely with the restored steering wheel. The white seats feature new foam over the original frames, covered with exact reproduction seat covers that fit snugly and without the wrinkles you see on lesser restorations. Those of you who have admired some of RK Motors other restorations, well, here's your chance to own an incredibly rare A12 that was restored by the nation's foremost A12 authority. You'll blow people away at shows with the unusual color combination, and I can almost guarantee nobody has ever seen one like this before. The market is definitely on the move, and you can own this correct, freshly restored A12 with its original, numbers-matching engine for about what the other guys are paying for also-rans. Visit our website at http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com now before someone else recognizes that this is a rare opportunity!