Kevin Cope likes Mopars – a lot. His family has been driving and restoring them since he was a twinkle in his parent’s eye, heck I’m sure the man was conceived in one. Between Kevin, his brother, Tim and his dad, Roy this family owns at least 20 Mopars, more than a handful of them in pristine, award winning condition. When I wandered into the workshop a few weekends ago, it was no surprise to find this lovely little thing sitting there in all her semi-washed glory.
Kevin was surfing eBay and stumbled across this 1972 Dodge Challenger. She’s an automatic and only sports a 360, but she had a “decent” restore in 2007 and for what he paid, he’s not complaining.
The auction ended with a reserve bid not met. Kevin promptly called the guy and ran down to York, PA to see the car thinking he was going to look at a daily driver. Instead he found a very clean car with the original interior in great shape, new dash, new rubber seals, re-chromed everything, original 1970’s Cragars in good condition (not shown in these pics) and a fairly nice, factory color paint job. He worked a deal with the guy, easy to do when you’re standing there with $100 bills, and brought her home same day.
I won’t tell you what he paid but I can assure you it was well less than market value.
Talk about a score!
P.S. There WILL be a Hooniversal Joint article on these guys sometime this summer. With a GTX, Monaco, Dart and Challenger sitting around the garage how can I resist!