Eric D. Lawrence Detroit Free Press Published 4:08 PM EDT Sep 7, 2018 The U.S. auto sales numbers for August appeared almost shocking for a couple of iconic cars — Dodge Challenger down 26 percent from August 2017, Dodge Charger down 45 percent. The numbers, out just after Labor Day, appeared to bolster reports suggesting that declining performance car sales might be imperiling "a nostalgic, high-horsepower cruising culture that dates to before the 1950s." Could the end really be at hand for the American muscle car — and are millennials to blame? Not exactly, although muscle cars are certainly not immune to the changing tastes that have elevated trucks and SUVs over cars in the minds of many consumers, according to several industry watchers. The four vehicles that fit the muscle car category most directly — the Challenger and Charger, the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro — have in some cases been … [Read more...] about Charger, Challenger sales fall: What’s the cause?
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Henry Payne The Detroit News Published 3:55 p.m. UTC Aug 15, 2018 As Dream Cruisers celebrate the automobile on Woodward this week, everyone will have their favorite: maybe it's a Stingray Corvette, a 1932 Ford hot rod or even a gull-wing DeLorean. But if you’re looking for hard data on the most popular collector car and muscle car in Michigan, one stands alone: the 1969 Dodge Charger. Collector-car research and sales site ClassicCar.com has crunched the numbers, and the Charger coupe is not only the most-searched classic and muscle car in the Mitten State but also across the country. Thirteen states count the ’69 Dodge as the most popular. It ties the Ford Mustang for most-searched muscle car nationwide. Classiccar.com sifted 45,781,804 searches in the one-year period through June 21 to make its determination. “Nothing truly personifies American car collector’s pride, passion and freedom like a muscle car,” says Roger … [Read more...] about Online’s most popular cruiser: ’69 Dodge Charger
A pair of Dominic Toretto's prized rides from "Fast & Furious" (that's the fourth one) are arriving at a California auction, which means a couple of buyers can live out their "Fast and Furious" fantasies. One is a 1987 Buick GNX and the other is Dom's signature 1970 Dodge Charger, complete with its massive blower poking out from the hood. Fast and Furious 1970 Dodge Charger That blower is just a replica of a BDS unit and it doesn't actually work on the Charger. Still, a 430-horsepower, 440-cubic-inch V-8 sits beneath it and that works just fine. Backed up by a rebuilt 727 automatic transmission, the Charger would be a beastly street machine. It could probably be used as a drag car, too. After all, the Charger also features a full roll cage, a fuel cell, Wilwood front discs, Baird racing seats, and a remote battery cutoff switch. The car started life as a 1969 Dodge Charger but was modified to look like a '70 for the film. Fast and Furious Buick GNX The 1987 Buick GNX has been given … [Read more...] about Now you can buy Dom’s 1970 Dodge Charger and 1987 Buick GNX from “Fast & Furious”
Big bucks and cool cars exchanged hands at Barrett-Jackson’s 2018 Northeast Auction over the weekend. The third annual sale was held over four days at the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. In total, the auction house moved 662 vehicles that sold for more than $24.9 million and it raked in another $832,000 in automotive memorabilia sales. Five rare rides raised an additional $1.25 million for charity that included the sale Dodge’s last production 2017 Viper and 2018 Challenger SRT Demon for $1 million. “Once again the energy and passion at our Northeast Auction has been incredible to experience this past week… Saturday was also highlighted by the charity sales of the last production Dodge Viper and last Demon, along with a 35th Anniversary Chevrolet Corvette to help support our yearlong Driven Hearts charity initiative,” said Craig Jackson, Barrett-Jackson CEO and chairman in a statement. Here are the top 11 vehicles that crossed … [Read more...] about 2018 Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction Nets Nearly $27 Million in Record Sales
This 1970 Dodge Charger built by SpeedKore Performance was one of our favorite cars of the year when it came out of the Wisconsin shop in 2015. It's still cool today, and that's because of the unique engine, amazing bodywork, and general appeal of the second-generation Charger. If you like it as much as we do then you're in luck because the custom/resto-mod called "Tantrum" is for sale. No price is listed for this one. You'll have to call Fusion Luxury Motors in Chatsworth, California, to ask if you're truly interested. Whatever the final sum turns out to be, you can bet that it's well into the six-figure range. That's because the amount of time and effort put into this build is staggering. After all, this isn't simply a 1970 Charger with a few modifications bolted on. The SpeedKore Performance team started with an idea: re-imagining the classically cool Charger with a modern spin on the bodywork and a wild heart under its hood. Many of the body panels were formed using carbon fiber. … [Read more...] about 1,650-hp “Tantrum” 1970 Dodge Charger for sale