As the Mecum Chicago 2013 auction approached, we brought you information on a couple of sweet classic Mopars that would be rolling across the block. The auction was held this past weekend, so here's how they did!
We told you about this awesome Burnt Orange 1970 Dodge Hemi Charger - one of the low-production Hemi R/T cars of which only 112 were built in 1970. Making it even more rare is the fact that it came with a 4-speed transmission - only 56 of those were built, and even less exist today. Bidding reached $100,000, but the Charger did not sell.
Then there is this 1968 Dodge Dart. It is one of only 80 to be built, and throughout its racing career, it was sponsored by Dodge and driven by Max Hurley of West Jefferson, North Carolina, in SS/B competition. It was created as part of a program in which the Chrysler Corporation built Plymouth Barracudas and Dodge Darts powered by 426 Hemi engines "for use in supervised acceleration trials" -i.e. Super Stock drag racing. The fiberglass lift-off hood conceals the 426 cubic-inch Hemi engine with a Cross Ram intake manifold (with dual Holley 4-barrels), a high-flow oil pump, roller timing chain, solid-lifter cam, transistorized dual-point ignition with solid core wires, Hooker headers, and a heavy-duty cooling system. It sold for $125,000.
For more information on the auction or the cars, visit www.mecum.com and of course stay tuned to www.Vetteweb.com for web exclusives on upcoming Mecum Auction cars. The next Mecum auction will take place in Anaheim from November 21st to 23rd.