Here's a flavorful splash for MoPar Monday, of the Johnny Lightning Variety. Two Dodges and two Plymouths, some of my favs!
- 1964 Dodge 330 Coupe
- Casting #950 / Classic Gold Series #R34
I'm a huge fan of the early sixties Super Stock movement, and this example does not disappoint. I'm not super knowledgeable on MoPars as I'm a Bowtie Guy, but I am aware that in this guise, this car was available with the 426 Max Wedge which, with its pair of four barrel carbs, was good for 425 hp (which itself was probably a conservative claim...)
- 1977 Dodge Monaco Sedan
- Casting #968
I'm also a fan of the nondescript body-color steelie wheels and chrome center caps, Which this Monaco displays proudly. My brother had a previous body style Royal Monaco, which carried a 360/2bbl, so I'm not sure what lurks under the hood...
- 1958 Plymouth Belvedere Coupe
- Casting #930 / MoPar Or No Car Series #02
The story of Christine made this car famous, and all Plymouths of this era are largely admired as a result, no matter the color. Although I will admit, the white/red two-tone seen here pops quite well, if not so much as the inverted red/white that Christine bore. Lovely casting, I feel JL did this model particularly well, right down to the a-pillar winglets.
- 1972 Plymouth Duster 340 Coupe
- Casting #489 / MoPar Or No Car Series #02
Last but certainly not least, a light (for the era) body and Chrysler's potent 340 small block V8 up front transformed this economical compact into a potent performer. Similar in size and displacement to Chevrolet's Nova SS350, these little cars would move. The slotted wheels, typically flashy MoPar paint and matte black roof/hood make this particular example especially menacing. Once again, congrats JL!
Show us what else you guys have got! Happy Monday all, and Happy Labor Day!