Identity Crisis: 1972 Dodge Charger SE Brougham Project – Sold!
In the early 1970s, as consumers tastes changed from high-performance muscle cars to more comfortable personal luxury coupes, Dodge found itself struggling with how to market its popular Charger. While high performance, 440-equipped, “Rallye” examples could still be had, Dodge also offered a more luxurious version such as this 1972 Charger SE Brougham first listed on Craigslist in January 2020 in Armonk, New York. This stalled, disassembled project is currently being offered by the third owner for the asking price of $7,000. Unfortunately, the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate for this car is $10,500, so we think it’s going to take a lot more than $3,500 to get this car to a Condition four.
If you’re mechanically inclined, can complete the remaining body in your own garage, and believe a fogged motor rebuilt nearly thirty years ago will fire right up, then this may be the project may be right for you. With a break-even budget of only $15,000 (i.e., the difference between the asking price and Hagerty’s #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $22,000) you need to be careful of not exceeding that unless you plan to keep this Charger for a while. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1972 Dodge Charger SE Brougham 440 Magnum, partial restoration, 440 Magnum Motor , Rearend and Car are numbers matching with build-sheet. Transmission is non-matching. I am the original 3rd owner of the car. Car is about 80 % restored. All metal work done except for driver side rocker and lower quarter. I have the lower patch panel for the quarter. I also have new carpet , and headliner kit for the car. Interior is Bright Blue. Front bench seat with Arm Rest needs new seat cover. Rear seat is in awesome shape. I have all the paint and clear to paint the car the original color of Arctic White. Paint is High quality as is the clear. Also have filler and other body work items that come with it. Motor was rebuilt by Lou Vignogna back in early 90’s , was then fogged and stored. 727 Torque flight trans rebuilt with shift kit. I have all part for the car except for a minor items , car has been stored inside since 1982. I have lost the use of the facility I was using to restore the car about 18 months ago and do not think I will be able to back to her for a while so I am letting her go. This would be a perfect flip for the right person. All of the finished metal and body work was completed by a professional body man who worked on my 1964 Nova SS. I have included a picture of the Nova so you can judge the quality of the body work. Nova is not part of this sale and is for representation only. Thank you for your time.“
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