Decent Droptop: 1985 Dodge 400ES Turbo Convertible – Sold?

by | Oct 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Topless Thursday

November 10, 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 us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

October 6, 2021 Update – The private seller just replaced their original listing with a new Craigslist ad. In it, the seller reduced the asking price by one thousand dollars from $5,500 to $4,500.

August 30, 2021 Update – We just spotted a fresh Craigslist for this Dodge 400 convertible we first featured earlier this month.  In the new listing the description, pictures, and price all remain the same.

In the immortal words of Lee Iacocca, “If you can find a better car, buy it.” Our slight modification to Iaccoca’s quote is “If you can find a better classic four-seat convertible for around $5,000, buy it.  We strongly believe Chrysler’s early 1980s K-Car convertibles are the classic car bargain these days, especially in 2.2L Turbocharged form like this gold 1985 Dodge 400ES originally listed in August 2021 on Craigslist in Canvas, West Virginia for $4,500 (the original ask was $5,500). Not yet considered a classic car by our usual pricing sources, a quick check of JD Power’s NADA Classic Car Valuation confirmed this asking price is above this guide’s “High retail average of $2,997.

With the exterior paint looking to be in very presentable condition, we would focus our attention on having the front seats restored and the wheels polished. Do those things and you’ll have a fun convertible that fits in even the smallest one-car garages for well under ten thousand in a car that will almost certainly hold its current value.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1985 dodge 600 ES Turbo convertible. 91000 miles. Original paint. Florida vehicle. No rust. Good everyday driver. Easy to make a show car.

Show or go: what would you do with this Dodge 400ES?  Comment below and let us know!


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