The MOPAR Power Club "B" body collection
(More of the later years...)
Peter G writes about his immaculate 1971 Dodge Charger R/T (above/below). Be sure to check out the amazing story of this car's life (below).
"My 1971 Dodge Charger R/T has the factory original 440HP engine, 727 transmission, and 3:23 suregrip rear. This car is heavily optioned with A/C, power windows, steering, and brakes, rear defroster, AM/FM multiplex radio with the Cassette dictaphone unit, Rim Blow steering wheel, and Rallye rims."
"The car is an all numbers matching original equipment vehicle. It has been in the same family since new. It has undergone a 3 year detailed restoration. All proper date codes are present throughout the car. Each and every component has been either refurbished or replaced with NOS pieces. Last but not least, the final components to be redone will be the A/C system. (summer 2000)."
Charger Story” by Peter G.
"My father ordered the car
in the fall of 1970. He kept the car for only two years and then gave it to his
niece Paula for a wedding present. Paula and her husband John had the car for
six years when in July 1979 they sold it back to me."
"I used the car as my
every day driver for nine years up until 1988. During that time the car was stolen
Both times it was found and recovered in New York City! It was first stolen in
1983 from the A&S parking lot in Manhasset, NY when I went in to apply for a
job. I got a job and lost a car! Fortunately it was found three days later in
Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The car was damaged and partially stripped (shiny stuff,
stereo, wheels and tires). The car was “redone” after that, and enjoyed life
with little mishap until the summer of 1988 when it was stolen from the driveway
in front of our house. It was found the next day in the Bronx (by a good
Samaritan) behind an abandoned motel just over the Whitestone Bridge. It was
damaged and stripped of the shiny stuff again."
"Once again the car
was “redone”. To add insult to injury, during the second theft, I was woken
up by the car being started and immediately called 911. I told the person who
answered what was happening, and asked her to put the call out over the radio so
the Cops could nab the guys in progress. (Hopefully only a few blocks away). But
she wouldn’t do that! Instead, she insisted that she send a cop over to the
house first to take a report before she puts the call out over the radio!! I
pleaded with her that the car was not already gone, that I was watching it go
down the block, and that if she would immediately put the call out with a quick
description of the car, the Cops could catch them on the main avenue! She
refused, and said they had to come take the report first!"
"What a joke! Would
you take a report while a robbery was still in progress and the suspects were
fleeing, or would you try and catch the criminals?!?!"
(Wait…it gets even better! You can’t
make this stuff up!)
"I got dressed and
jumped in my Mom’s car to go chase the bad guys. I figured (erroneously) that
if the Cops weren’t going to try to catch them, I would! Just then a Cop car
pulls up to the house and stops me from leaving. At the same time from the other
end of the street my friend comes running and says that he just saw two guys
with the Charger, and when he went up to them they took off. They apparently had
dumped a Camaro in front of his house that they had previously stolen, in favor
of my Dodge!"
"(The first and only
right thing they did). Well, at this point I was quite annoyed to put it mildly,
when to top it off, another Cop car pulls up and asks what was going on. I
started to tell him what happened when he said:"
“Wait a minute….was it
white with black stripes?”
“Yeah!!” I said.
“I just saw it go
speeding by me!” he said. “I was parked at the shopping center, and I was
going to go chase them when I got the call to come here about a stolen
screamed! “If that &*%&#* bitch would have put the description out
like I asked her to, you would have got my car!!”
"At that point I went
understandably nuts. The Cops were trying to calm me down, and they called the
car’s description out over their radio, but it was too late. My Charger was
"Sean and I spent all night driving around looking for it to no avail. The next day a man taking a little known shortcut to avoid the bridge traffic found my Charger behind the motel. There’s more to the story after that, but you have heard the meat of it. As I said…"
"You can’t make this stuff up!"
Check out some Peter's other fine MOPARs...
1970 Dodge Charger R/T
1971 Plymouth 'cuda
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