1962 Dodge Lancer GT For $995!

Lancer

Thanks to Barn Finds reader Chuck F for this great find! Located in Pensacola, Florida at a u-pull-it junkyard and for sale here on craigslist, this unusual “GT” is a solid shell in need of an engine and transmission. I know some don’t like the Virgil Exner design, but I’m a fan of difference! I’m guessing this probably had a slant 6 originally, and looking at the dash it had a push-button automatic. It’s hard to not think vintage gasser with the drivetrain open for substitution, but I think what I’d end up doing is dropping some late model Mopar drivetrain in and building a sleeper, with original-type (maybe larger diameter) steel wheels and period if not original center caps. Make sure it had air conditioning and try to use the original push buttons to control the late model automatic. The end result would be a fun car without much drama, and the ability to surprise when desired. Can anyone say H-E-M-I? I’ve been driving my Hemi-powered Dodge truck all day pulling a trailer (no, not with a car on it) and I’ve been amazed yet again by the tractability and power from that combination. What would you do with this semi-blank canvas?

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Comments

  1. JERRY

    These are neat cars and I am a fan of the styling. I am a fan of original or “period correct” so I’d try to source an original Go_pack which consisted of a header and a 4bbl. A second choice would be a set of triple webers and a header and maybe a conversion to a 5 spd. Don’t hot rod it, these are far and few between.

  2. Hmm

    Were the fender wings intended to provide lift to lighten the steering effort at speed?

  3. Bill Kenney

    We had the station wagon version of this way back when. I still remember a back country excursion that included driving through a creek in West Virginia with 9 of us inside and a few more hanging on to the roof.

    Needless to say very durable cars.

  4. Ron

    … My first car was a ten year old Lancer that I bought used for $150 bucks with only 17025 on the odometer from the family of the original owner who passed away … I loved that thing! … Recently found a hot-rodded one on e-bay …

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    • Glenn Cunningham

      Nice looking car very interested

  5. Isidro sanchez

    Have interest to shell dodge lancer gt part

  6. Stacy Walton

    Are you selling parts off of this car. I need 3 parts off of it . Thanks so much

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