Thinning The Herd *UPDATE*: Two Mopar Convertible Projects – Sold?

Sep 2020 | Classifinds, Topless Thursday

October 22nd Update: We just confirmed the Craigslist ad for this car expired and with no replacement listing found, we’re assuming this car sold.  This one may have got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330

September 8th Update – Several of the Mopar project cars this private seller first offered in February remain unsold. Namely, the Dodge Dart 270 and 1968 Plymouth Sport Furys described both remain unsold. Knowing how long he’s had these for sale, we’re pretty confident showing up with a flatbed and $5,000 cash will give you quite a bit of buying power to make an attractive counteroffer for both cars.

March 12th Update:  we just confirmed two of the three Mopar projects we first featured five weeks ago on February 6th remain available at the same prices with a fresh Craigslist post.  We just updated the listing to reflect that the ’66 Dodge Dart and the ’68 Plymouth Sport Fury are still available.  Good luck with the purchases!

Often as we prepare our daily e-mail, a last-minute check of Craigslist often reveals a fresh overnight post corresponding with our latest daily theme, that changes our plan. That’s what happened this morning when listed in February 2020 were three Mopar convertible projects on Craigslist in Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey you’ll need to hire a flatbed to get back to your garage.  Sadly, the seller states retirement and health issues require him to “Thin the herd of Mostly Mopars” of mostly unfinished projects he won’t be able to get to. 

Here are the three convertibles of the lot offered:

First, a red-over-black 1966 Dodge Dart 270 Bucket Seat Convertible offered for $4,500 equipped with a 273 cubic inch V8 topped with a two barrel carburetor connected to a TorqueFlite automatic.  This example is claimed to have a solid body, trunk and frame however the floors need replacement, so says the seller. He also notes a disc brake conversion is partially completed. The Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool lists the current #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) value at $9,700 and once restored, a potential #2 “Excellent” estimate of only $20,500.  Replace the top and floors, get it running, and you can have a decent old Mopar rag top to cruise the summer away in.

Second, a 1968 Plymouth Sport Fury Bucket Seat Convertible offered for $5,000 powered by a 383 cubic inch big block topped with a four barrel carburetor sending power through a TorqueFlite automatic.  This car has been in outdoor storage a long time that has a solid trunk, floors and frame, so says the seller.  The Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool lists the current #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) value at $15,300 and once restored, a potential #2 “Excellent” estimate of $32,000.  With the big block powertrain and bucket seats, this car may have the most potential to fix up and flip if you can do most of the work at a quality level yourself.

**SOLD** Lastly, a red-over-black 1966 Dodge Coronet 440 Bench Seat Convertible offered for $6,000 with a factory replacement 318 cubic inch V8 topped with a two barrel connected to a “three-on-the-tree”  three-speed column shifted manual bench seat, manual steering and brakes. This example has a solid trunk, floors, and frame, so says the seller. The Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool lists the current #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) value at $14,000 and once restored, a potential #2 “Excellent” estimate of $27,700.  With what sounds a like a bare-bones convertible, a set of steel wheels and poverty hub caps will go better than the dated aftermarket rims.**SOLD** 

There you have it:  three mid-sixties Mopar convertible projects offered for a total of $15,500.  In addition to these three ragtops, the seller also has a ’67 Sport Fury Hardtop and oddly, a ’68 Mercury Monclair hardtop also offered for sale, if you are interested.

Hire a flatbed, make a deal, and good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Retirement and health issues require me to “Thin the herd of Mostly Mopars”. These are mostly unfinished projects that I won’t be able to get to. So I have decided to pass them on.
1966 Dodge Coronet 440 Convertible with a factory replacement 318 2bbl 3 speed column shift manual (3 on the tree) bench seat, manual steering and brakes. Solid trunk, floors and frame. $6000
1966 Dodge Dart 270 Convertible with 273 V8 2bbl automatic. Solid body, trunk and frame. Disc brake conversion partially completed. Needs floors and a new top. $4500
1967 Plymouth Sport Fury 2DrHdt comes with a 360 2bbl and 904 transmission that needs to be installed. Bucket seats need to be recovered. Solid body, floors, trunk and frame. $4500
1968 Plymouth Sport Fury Convertible 383 4bbl automatic, bucket seats. Been in storage a long time. Solid trunk, floors and frame. Needs a top. $5000
1968 Mercury Montclair 2DrHdtp (Fast top). 390 V8 4bbl automatic Hit in front but I have some of the replacement parts. I started to replace the push rods but never finished the project. $2500.”

Which of these Mopar convertibles would you buy and why?  Comment below and let us know!

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