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Super Blue Survivor: 1972 Dodge Charger

When it comes to American land yachts in two-door form, it can be hard to choose just one car to be your ultimate boulevard cruiser. However, if you made me choose one right now, it would undoubtedly be a Mopar product like this 1972 Dodge Charger that wears incredible “Super Blue” paint over a white interior with a matching vinyl top. The seller has listed this clean Charger here on eBay where it’s attracted bids to $9,300 and the reserve remains unmet.

While I imagine every paint code has its fans and detractors, I don’t know how you can ever not love Super Blue, also known as “Petty Blue” in some circles for its ties to Richard Petty’s team colors. Now, I realize calling it Petty Blue may not be entirely accurate (at least according to some internet message boards), but there’s no denying it is definitely a color that many casual observers would connect to Mr. Petty’s most iconic track cars. Regardless, it remains in excellent condition on this unrestored Charger.

The combo is quite eye-catching and the white upholstery, door panels, and vinyl top match nicely with the vivid blue paint job. The black carpeting is a bit of a surprise – I was expecting navy blue rugs – but it is original to the car, along with the seat materials. The are some cracks in the dash but that’s to be expected in an unrestored example. The seller notes that this Charger resided in the care of one family since new before he acquired it.

The 318 engine is said to have been rebuilt, and it works in harmony with the column-shifted automatic transmission. There’s no mention of any records associated with the rebuild, so you’re going to have to take the seller’s word for it, but there do appear to be some new belts and hoses on the power barn. The seller claims rust is limited to one spot on the right rear quarter and that the mighty Mopar is equally clean and rust-free underneath. Would you buy this Charger for the paint code alone or would you hold out for a higher performance version in a less desirable color?

Comments

  1. Nevada1/2rack Nevada1/2rack Member

    Wow. What I said about the ‘71 Charger? This really struck a chord as it’s only different from the one I bought in ‘73 in the outside blue (mine was darker) and the interior (also blue[?]). Don’t remember the wire hubcaps but then again I immediately put deep dish chromes with baby moonsG60-15 Dunlops and a set of Sidewinders (pipes, not missiles) then went cruisin’ on the weekends.

    Really nice in my book, even with the 318 instead of the 340/4bbl.
    GLWTS!

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  2. Big_Fun Member

    Owned by Mark W. of Graveyard Carz fame. I wonder if that adds to the value?

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    • PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

      Before BF started featuring some of his cars here, I would have said yes, a Worman owned car adds value, since he is known for evaluating Mopars.

      Now, I’m not so sure. Looks like he’ll buy any Mopar to add it to his parts yard and then sell off the ones he doesn’t need.

      I guess if you lived close by and the shipping costs weren’t too bad, it would be worth a look/purchase.

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  3. Bob

    When thinking of a boulevard cruiser I immediately think of the 1969 Chrysler imperial 2 door with the 440 ci that I had while I was in the service

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  4. Harry Canyon

    Cordoba Hubcaps :)

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  5. Jay Martell

    My car lot friend had a yellow one just like this that he ragged on for years.It was a tough 318.He gave me all three factory floor mats before he sold it.Cleaned up nicely and are still in my Imperial (Russ).Only seen a green SE nicer than this blue one.

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    • Stan

      Like 👍 the column shift. Dual exhaust, 2.71 ⚙️ std issue.

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  6. Robert Atkinson, Jr.

    The Good: Color, both inside and out, the 318 is a solid performer and can get as big as a 360 with the right machine work. The Bad: bench seat, column shift, vinyl roof and the smog rules really started to bite hard in 1972, but again, with a little machining on the engine and some aftermarket parts, that can be remedied in short order. The Ugly: The rust may be small, but can get big and expensive, fast. A lot depends on your bank balance, but other than fixing the engine to cure the poor drivability caused by the primitive smog control gear from 1972, my wish list would include bucket seats, a console with a floor shifter, losing the vinyl roof and possibly adding A/C.

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    • Robert Atkinson, Jr.

      The rust goes deeper than I thought, from the pictures on E-Bay, it is not trivial, it seems to have infected the seams in the trunk, so repairing it will be expensive and labor intensive. In addition to the rust, there is a crease in the lower rocker panel, and the stock valve covers have been replaced with something that looks homemade, then painted, although the stock covers are in the trunk.

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  7. Nelson C

    Thanks Jeff for the color clarification as I would have probably called it Petty Blue myself. As curvy this is outside there sure is a rectilinear theme in that dash. Overall I have to agree that this would be a great cruiser for a warm summer day or evening.

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    • PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

      Actually, Worman calls the color out in the EBay ad.

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  8. Philbo427

    Don’t know why Super Blue was not part of the High Impact colors? I think High Impact colors ran 1969 to 1973. The TB3 imo would have look good in that grouping. Pretty sure TB3 wasn’t offered until 1972 but may have been on a Superbird (Basin Street Blue) or two. Some say TB3 may have started in 1963 but don’t recall factory stock cars at the dealer in this color in the 60s?

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  9. Crazygerman

    Did anyone else notice that there were a lot of other Mopars in the picture. The seller also has a yellow Dodge Dart for sale and looking at those pictures it looks like this is a salvage yard???? Makes you wonder just how legit this car really is

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    • Robert Atkinson, Jr.

      It could also be a used car dealer, or both, like the guys on the “Junkyard Empire” TV show, who rebuild wrecked cars with parts from the junkyard!

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    • PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

      I guess a lot of people have never seen the very popular “Graveyard Cars” TV show.
      If you are a Mopar fan, it is a must watch. Yes, Worman is sometimes hard to take, but I have seen every episode of the show. I suggest skipping the first couple of seasons, they are unwatchable.

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      • BA

        I liked the first few seasons with Royal n Darren n Josh. It was funny n they turned out a few beautiful cars at that time. Where’d Holly go and what happened to that pink 70 Coronet RT they found in season 1 was supposed to be for his grand daughter if you remember.

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  10. Scott

    This is from Graveyard Cars Motortrend show. They are located in Springfield Oregon and it is listed by Mark Worman.

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    • Robert Atkinson, Jr.

      I looked at the pictures again, and I think you’re right! Good catch!

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  11. Bama

    Not exactly optioned out, but nice to have survived all this years. Would probably be a good start to build a RT clone. If it is at Mark Worman’s place, he could point you in the right directIon for parts to build it as you wanted it, and probably has all of them in used stock.

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