When I first spotted this Charger here on eBay, I assumed it was the one we featured back in October, but then I started taking a closer look at it and realized it’s a different blue and rust Mopar! This one was supposedly found in Washington State and then made its way to Pennsylvania, where its currently located. The seller bought it with big plans for it, but as it always seems to go, they’ve got too many other projects to tend to. Their loss is your gain!
I have a feeling this seller is actually dumping it as it’s going to be a massive project. They try to play it off like it will be a simple restoration, but there is rust in the floors, trunk and gas tank. If you are skilled with a welder, you could do the repairs yourself, but it won’t be a simple job. On the upside, the seller has a reworked the engine for the car.
The original 440 is still with the car, but the seller doesn’t offer much information about it. Instead they talk about the included spare 440 that has been bored out and is now a 452. It has been worked over and should be an impressive powerplant! The only problem, the engine is sitting next to the car instead of in it. It will be a lot of work to get this car ready for this built engine, but it does give the next owner options on how they want to build this car. Personally, I’d focus on getting the original engine running well, then address the cosmetic issues. After I have this muscle car back on the road I would start thinking about dropping the built engine in it.
With the worked over engine and the rough look, this could be a real show stopper and drag strip monster! If I were going to modify a find like this, I would go the same route this seller was planning. Rather than modifying the original engine, they found another engine to customize, that way the original can be left alone so the car could be returned to original down the road. Whether you put the new engine in or not, this Mopar looks like fun! Let’s just hope it’s solid enough to be worth the work it’s going to take to save! So would you drop the built engine in it or leave the original 440?