29k Miles! 1975 Dodge Charger Daytona

When the subject of a Dodge Charger Daytona comes up, this one may not be the first car that enters most people’s minds.  But by the mid-seventies, muscle was out and the personal luxury car was in, and for… more»

Sliding Roof! 1964 Studebaker Daytona Wagonaire

In its waning years, what Studebaker didn’t have in terms of resources, it made up for in spirit. The company kept trying “new” things, like the Hawks in the 1950s and the Avanti in the 1960s. They also introduced… more»

Daytona Edition: 1975 Dodge Charger SE

The Dodge Charger and Chrysler Cordoba were parallel mid-size offerings from 1975 to 1977. This enabled Dodge to avoid reusing the now-dated styling from 1971-74. The Charger SE was all about luxury, and if you specified the Daytona trim… more»

Big Willie’s 1969 Dodge Daytona

In automotive history, few are more recognizable than a Daytona. This particular one is a legitimate part of American drag-racing and Southern California history, and Rocco B. tells us that it is on the docket for this year’s first… more»

200 Mph Restoration: 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

The Charger Daytona was conceived to provide NASCAR teams with leverage at super-speedways like Daytona and Talladega. The lower nose clip and rear wing were all about giving the cars an aerodynamic advantage. In the process, about 500 street… more»

Daytona Round Two: 1975 Dodge Charger

A 1975 Charger Daytona, really? Yup! Most associate the Daytona name with the slope-nosed, high-tailed NASCAR terror from 1969, a one-and-done model. But unbeknownst to me, the Daytona nameplate resurfaced on the 1975 Charger SE, and for your review,… more»

1-of-503: 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

The design brief for the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona was simple. The company required a car to deliver success in NASCAR competition, deciding to forego the horsepower war in favor of lateral thinking. The result was one of the… more»

Nicest One Left? 1965 Studebaker Daytona

By 1965, Studebaker was on life support. They had ceased producing cars in the U.S. the prior year and would call it quits in 1966. Which was a shame because Studebaker’s were solid, reliable cars back in the day…. more»

49-Year Barn Find: 1964 Studebaker Daytona

In 1959, Studebaker needed a new car to help stave off the Grim Reaper. And it arrived in the form of the compact Lark, which would stick around through the end of Stude production in 1966. However, the Lark… more»

Turbo Terrific: 1990 Dodge Daytona Shelby

For those who lived through them, the 1970s and 1980s were a pretty awful time if you were passionate about performance cars. Tightening emission regulations strangled any normally aspirated internal combustion engines, so manufacturers had to look further afield… more»

Show Favorites: Muscle Car And Corvette Nationals

The 2021 edition of the Muscle Car And Corvette Nationals (aka MCACN) is in the books. Held in Rosemont, Illinois, the roots of the show go back to 2010. Since then, this has become a gathering for aficionados of… more»

Story: Secret Stash of Aero Warriors in Tennessee!

Aero Warriors- or Winged Warriors as the Mopar aero cars are sometimes called- were created with one thing in mind, and that was to win big on the NASCAR circuit.  The aerodynamic warriors included four vehicles, beginning with the… more»

15k Mile Survivor: 1987 Dodge Daytona Pacifica

The Dodge Daytona was a front-wheel-drive sporty hatchback produced by Chrysler from 1984-93. It was built on a platform derived by the K-Car which helped bring the company back to solvency in the 1980s. This upscale version called the… more»

Exceptionally Clean 1991 Dodge Shelby Daytona Turbo

Carroll Shelby, the famous Texas racing driver turned car tuner, is probably most well-known for his modified Mustangs that bear his name. The recent Hollywood movie, Ford v Ferrari, should more aptly be named Shelby v Ferrari, since it… more»

Stored 37 Years: 1965 Studebaker Daytona

The 1960s started with optimism at Studebaker-Packard Corporation. In 1959, the company had launched its new compact, the Lark, and it was selling well. But as the new decade unfolded, competition would soon displace the Lark as a leader… more»

1 of 110: 1963 Studebaker Lark Daytona R2

Even though Studebaker’s finances were growing thin by the 1960s, they still developed some great cars before ceasing operations in 1966. The Avanti and the Gran Turismo are two examples. Add to this list would be the supercharged Lark… more»