65-66 Dodge Charger

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65-66 Dodge Charger

Postby meangene83 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:32 pm

So I wanted to ask the community here what the deal could be with this Car.

Here is the story, my local car shop that does my inspection stickers has a 1965-1966 Dodge Charger (red) original 383 engine. I know the pretty well and when he saw my new Roadrunner, he brought me over to his side yard where the Charger was sitting. I can't remember for sure the year. But it was an early one, looked in nice condition, interior looked ok. He said he bought it from the original owner about 15 years ago, some old lady basically.
He mentioned he thought back then he would restore it but he said he couldn't bring himself to put 10K into it. He wasn't selling me it, just show and tell.

I have been researching myself and I do not see many of these For Sale. Is this because they are scarce and those who own rarely sell?

I am debating purchasing it as a restoration flip. Some of the people I have met in restoring my car have the means to get this thing back on the road.
Does an early charger with numbers matching 383 sound like a juicy find?
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Re: 65-66 Dodge Charger

Postby 68383 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:34 pm

Not as desirable as the Coke bottle Charger bodies, IMO.

I'd do my homework in it before buying it. Check the numbers, etc..

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Re: 65-66 Dodge Charger

Postby moparmike » Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:24 pm

There is a small market for the 66-67 chargers. The 66-67 b bodies in general are some of the cheapest mopars to get into. Good if you like them but bad for flipping.
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Re: 65-66 Dodge Charger

Postby Sneke_Eyez » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:56 am

Yeah, I dunno about that idea.

I think they're relatively cool drivers, but they're a polarizing car - people love them or hate them, and I think that makes the market smaller than it otherwise would be for a more desirable car.
Flipping a muscle car is tough to properly profit on and should only be done with something pretty desirable (in my opinion).

If you wanted to buy it as a driver because you like them, I'd say go for it for the right price, but otherwise I don't think it's a smart plan.
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Re: 65-66 Dodge Charger

Postby meangene83 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:13 pm

I re-read my post, and I made it seem like it was super easy flipping a car. I definitely know it isn't and I know the car itself is the most important factor.

I see what you guys are saying about these years being not as desirable.
My hope was that it being an all original Car in good shape made it desirable. At this point in my life I think I have enough cars and won't be in need of any other Money Pits!! haha
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Re: 65-66 Dodge Charger

Postby MOPAR_AMC_FAN » Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:34 pm

I think it also depends on the price. If he wants $10,000 for it, there's not much profit margin no matter what you do. If he was trying to dump it and wants $1,000 (hypothetically), if you got it running and sold it for $5,000, you could make a little cash. Did he say he'd sell it?

Personally, I like those years. Sure, they're not a 68-70, but they're still cool.
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65-66 Dodge Charger

Postby 422Stroker » Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:30 pm

I had a 66. I loved it but parts were tough to come by.

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