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1982 Dodge Rampage

El Camino Alternative: 1982 Dodge Rampage

As many of you with older siblings likely know, coveting your brother’s possessions are standard rules of engagement. Despite having a fairly large Matchbox and Hot Wheels collection of my own, I still tried to barter for a few of my elder sibling’s collection, which included the extra-cool “Real Riders” edition of the Dodge Rampage, complete with a dirt bike in the bed and real rubber tires! Well, here’s your (or my) chance to own a pair of life-sized editions, find them here on eBay in California. Thanks to Barn Finds reader Drew V for spotting this twofer! Read more »

1975 Dodge Swinger

Barn Swapping: 1975 Dodge Dart Swinger

I’m not sure who it was at Dodge who thought it would be smart to give the highest performance variant of the Dart the name Swinger, but I’m glad they did. To this day, every time I see a Dart Swinger or hear about one, it brings an immature smile to my face. Not only does the name bring out the teenage boy inside of me, but so does the fun and wild nature of the Swinger. The concept behind the Swinger was a brilliant one, take the compact and budget minded Dart and stick some performance parts on it! What isn’t there to love about that combination? When this Swinger was built in 1975, emission regulations were starting to strangle V8s, so the Swinger was offered with either the 318 V8 or the 225 slant six. The one you see above left the factory with the six, but now has the 318 383 in it. Normally this would be an issue for me, but the seller still has the original motor and transmission and is including them in the sale. Find the entire package deal here on eBay with a BIN of $5k. Read more »

Dodge Postal Van

The Short Bus: Dodge Postal Delivery Van

Update 10/21/14 – Reader Dennis has pointed out that this Postal Van has been relisted here on eBay, but this time it’s being offered by a different seller. The new seller doesn’t list its current location and they are reusing the previous seller’s photos and description. I would recommend being cautious with this one and I would highly recommend contacting them to get current photos. Special thanks to Dennis for the tip!

From 5/13/14 – Finding a car built in the 1950’s isn’t all the difficult, as they were heavy and well-built machines. Like most things built in the 1950’s, the vehicles built in this era were built to last. That being said, we don’t typically see ’50s work vehicles that have survived years of hard work and the effects of being left outdoors. This is likely because most tended to be so well built that they were used until they just couldn’t go anymore. It also didn’t help that most companies didn’t tend to keep them after they had been replaced. This 1950’s Dodge Postal Delivery Van was recently pulled from a barn in Montana and while it needs to be restored, it is in solid shape. Life as a work vehicle in Montana couldn’t have been easy, but somehow this one has survived and looks as cute as ever. Take a look at it here on eBay with a $4,500 BIN. Read more »

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Credit Card Classic: 1964 Dodge Dart GT

It’s fun to dream about Cobras, Superbirds, and Aston Martins, but when it comes time to actually buy a classic, most of us have to settle for something a little less extravagant. That’s where cars like this 1964 Dodge Dart GT come into play. It’s not rare or exotic, but could still make a fun project for any of us. Find it here on eBay in Dayton, Ohio where bidding starts at $500 with the option to buy it now at $3,200. Thanks goes to Jim S for tip! Read more »

1971 Dodge Challenger Hemi

Hemi Power: 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T

Few motors can send a tingle up our spines like a Hemi can. There is just something about the sound of Dodge’s 426 that gets the heart pounding. Then again, what 400+ horsepower motor doesn’t? All that power means little though, if it doesn’t have a great looking body and strong chassis to handle it. As always, looks are definitely subjective, but there’s no denying the Challenger is one of Chrysler’s all-time greats. This 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T is one of only a handful of Challengers to get the Hemi, making it the dream of most Mopar fans. Take a look at it for yourself here on eBay, but be prepared for sticker shock Read more »

Swinger vs Grabber

Compact Comparo: Swinger vs Grabber

When we stumbled across these two early ’70s compact muscle cars, one a Dodge and the other a Ford, we knew it was time to do another comparo. We will try to keep this comparison serious and classy, but that may be a challenge considering that the candidates have names like Swinger and Grabber! We know the ’70s was a crazy time and all, but how did either company expect us to take either cars seriously with names like that? Now this comparison will focus on what these cars would have been like when they were new, as these two particular cars are in vastly different conditions. Be sure to look at both listings for more detailed photos. The 1970 Dodge Dart Swinger can be found here on eBay and the 1972 Ford Maverick Grabber can be found here on eBay. Read more »

1960 Dodge Dart

The Pioneer: 1960 Dodge Dart

We love looking at cars from the past and examining how they have evolved over the years. While most cars have very little if nothing to do with their predecessors, it is still interesting to seet how a particular car’s style and technology improved and adapted to the market. When we came across this 1960 Dodge Dart here on eBay, we hadn’t really given the evolution of the Dart much thought. When we think of the Dart, the first image that comes to mind is the budget muscle car of the ’70s, but before it was tearing up the quarter mile its predecessors were laying the ground work for its image as an affordable yet sporty car. Read more »

1979 Dodge Lil Red

Li’l Red Express Survivor

If you were to ask the average car guy when the muscle car era ended, they would likely tell you that the days of fire breathing big blocks ended in the mid ’70s. What would you say if we told you that end didn’t really happen until 1979? To really answer that question you have to define what makes a muscle car. Most would agree that it could be any American production vehicle with a high performance engine shoe horned under the hood and perhaps some visual upgrades. Based on that definition, it seems that Dodge’s Li’l Red Express Truck could be considered the last muscle car. It had a tuned V8, visual enhancements, and even suspension upgrades. The one you see here is a survivor and has been in storage for the past 24 years. Find it here on eBay. Read more »

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One Family 1950 Dodge Special Deluxe

We love to hear from our readers, especially about their own rides. Reader Neil H. sent us the tale of this 1950 Dodge Special Deluxe. As he puts it, it isn’t a “Barn Find”, but it’s a neat story about a car staying in the family and how a car can bring a family together, even when it’s the in-laws. Neil did a great job sharing the story, so we are going to let him share it with you in his own words… Read more »

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Grandma’s Hemi: 1957 Dodge D-500

When we think of the cars most little old ladies drive, we picture massive luxury sedans whose entire purpose was to be smooth, comfortable, and slow. When a family friend contacted reader Wayne M. about an elderly woman who was looking to let go of her old 1957 Dodge, he assumed it would be a base model car, since she was only asking $500. He decided for a price like that he might as well go take a look and what he found was a bit of a surprise. We will let Wayne tell you the full story in his own words below. Read more »