1955 Dodge Custom Royal: Hemi Power

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This 1955 Dodge Custom Royal Hemi was driven until the mid nineties until the transmission developed bad habits. I had a well rusted black and white one much like this one in the sixties. I paid $25 for it in Michigan and it was a great driving car. A used transmission is included with this one. It’s a very well equipped car with lots of potential. At the asking price of $3,475 is it worth reviving? After doing the mechanical repairs necessary, one could leave it as it is, perhaps put the hubcaps back on it or even fix up the interior a bit and have a nice driver. It’s in Garden City, near Boise, Idaho and listed here on craigslist.

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Comments

  1. Grant

    Love it when the additional pics are attached so I don’t have to open the ad. Thanks ☺

  2. Ed P

    Nice looking Dodge and minimal rust. This should be a good restoration project.

  3. Cassidy

    Nice looking beast!

  4. Howard A Member

    Wiki claims, the Custom Royal was the flagship car for the line in ’55. It says they came standard with the 270 c.i. Hemi. This one seems to have a lot of options, which could drive the restorer nuts, but a very rare car when done.

  5. Walt

    Garden City is part of Boise now, it’s all grown together. That said, I know there
    is a few Mopar guys there. I’m sure this will get their attention.

  6. Blindmarc

    Sweet little car, and easy to work on.

  7. don

    , someone will buy it for the hemi eng.

  8. cory

    think i remember this car, it sat in a driveway off Broadway for years. it looks like a fun project, cheap enough to get in on and unique enough to enjoy. boise cars tend to be rust free. so not a bad one to pick up.

  9. Doug

    Ironically, I was just about to email and mention this decent 56 Dodge Royal when I saw this listing. Similar car but this one looks quite sorted and ready to drive already and pretty much the same price:

    http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/5156228518.html

    • Ed P

      This ’56 sounds like the best deal. Fix the motor mount, new tires and away we go!

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