Chrysler Camaro: 1984 Dodge Daytona Turbo Z – Sold?

Jan 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Malaise Monday

February 28, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

January 24, 2021 Update – we just came across a new listing for this ’84 Dodge Daytona Turbo Z we first featured at the end of November.  In their latest ad, the private seller lowered their asking price by $1,000 to $9,500.

Chrysler’s early-1980’s turn-around based on the company’s K-Car platform was nothing short of spectacular.  One of the more desired variants of that platform was the stylish Dodge Daytona, especially in “Turbo Z” form such as this all-black 1984 example originally listed in January 2021 on Craigslist in Fort Lee New Jersey by the owner of the past eleven years who is currently asking  $10,500.

If you’re into Volvos, this diamond-in-the-rough 122S is a much add to your collection.  The interior appears to present as new, so some well budgeted time polishing the factory green paint and detailing the engine bay will have this Amazon ready for any Cars & Coffee you plan to drive to. Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description and video of the car.

“1984 dodge Daytona turbo z
2.2 front wheel drive all original matching number car great shape well kept climate controlled environment 3rd owner owned it for 11 years only driven it 400 miles since then full video link below

Do you have a Dodge Daytona story you’d like to share?  Comment below and let us know!

4 Comments
  1. Smity

    My sister had one of these. The interior was brown w the black turbo z exterior, ground effects, etc. It was my first experience with a turbo, watching the boost gauge and feeling the difference in power. Wasn’t all that exciting but at the time it was cool. She let me take it out while I was in high school for a date. It was middle of winter in Michigan. That great Dodge craftsmanship/design kicked in when I couldn’t get the frozen pull-cable gas door to open because I took it to the car wash to impress the girl. The tank was on empty of course so I was panicked not knowing WTF to do. Had to hang the gas hose back up and drive on. I got about 4-5 miles away and was surrounded by state police – – the guy at the gas station told them I pumped gas and ran. I showed the cops how the door wouldn’t open and it was on”E”. Needless to say, the chick didn’t go on another date w me. Thanks Dodge!!!!! 🤣🤦🏼‍♂️

    Another one of those Detroit 80s cars that were so crappy there isn’t another one on the road, anywhere.

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    • Anonymous

      Great story bro! I love it

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  2. Theresa Wynn

    When I was 18 , my ex bought me the Gun Metal Blue Dodge Daytona Turbo Z… I LOVED that car. He hated that car…He was a redneck mechanic “truck guy ” The car knew he resented it, so every time he drove it ,something came up done or broke. 1st it was the little rubber gasket on the moon roof. Then it was the knob on the door handle. Then as he was blazing down the highway, he through a cigarette out the window, it flew in the back seat and immediately burned a big hole in the cushion, I don’t know what you call it, I call it velour, But the stuff melts fast. Then one of the selling points, when we looked at it, was that it was front wheel drive, and was suppose to handle well in the snow. . Well there was a light snow one morning and he decided to drive it to work to test out that front wheel drive. He went to go around a curve at 15mph, and the car never turned, it literally wrapped the front bumper around a light pole. That’s when they first introduced aluminum bumpers. OMG !!! He was so mad. We paid over $15K for this car, and that was in 1985, when cars, Hertz said it cost $4,092 to own and operate a subcompact car such as the Ford Escort in 1985, $4,764 for a compact such as a Ford Tempo, $5,283 for an intermediate such as a Chevrolet Celebrity, So anyway there ended being over $2500 in damages, and thankfully for him he was a mechanic/body man. so he did the work himself. After that happened he made me park it for the Winter. I wasn’t allowed to drive it again, until snow season was over .So then when that time came, we got into an argument one night, he went blazing off with my car. He had put on the emergency brake for some reason, and when he went to release it, he pop the hood release instead by accident. He went zooming down the road, hit the RR tracks and the hood sprung up and back ,and crumbled the hood and shatter the windshield….Oh was he mad ! He kept threatening to sale it, and I wouldn’t let him. Personally I loved my car and never had one problem or issue with it, it was like the car Christine, she loved me. Then one day when I was at work. And came and got it, and then showed back up with one of the brand new Dodge Dakotas that had just come on the market. She wasn’t done with him yet. Within 2 days of trading her for the Dakota, it quit starting at the ignition, you had to “hot wire ” it. We took the truck back to Wichita were he bought it to get them to fix the ignition, and after, we stopped at Target and someone keyed it from the front wheel to the tailgate. Karma Baby ! Karma!!

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  3. Craig Cooper

    I bought an all black TurboZ in 84. Had a lot of fun in it. Even made it to the Keys in Florida once. We are from Cleveland, Ohio. My wife and I had decided that we were going to put the car away and rebuild it with help from my (then) 11 y/o so. When he got his license, our plan was to give it to him. Sadly a guy I went to High School with, rear-ended me and totaled it. I hated to see it go

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