This car has always been family owned and garaged, my in-laws bought it new from Empire Motors in San Bernardino. It has been in my possession for around 15 years. Over that time, it has morphed from a big cruiser to a big and fast street/strip car. Now a new drag car is moving in and the Charger, regrettably, has to go.
The car has its original paint (TT-1 medium copper) and much of the original white with black carpet interior. The body is very good, with absolutely no rust anywhere. There are minor dings and a crink in the passenger door (see pics) that I have been reluctant to repair because the rest of the paint is so nice. All of the trim is nice and straight, and bumpers. Lights, etc. are in excellent condition.
On the inside, I installed a new carpet kit and had the front seats re-covered. It is a factory a/c car, but the under hood a/c components have been removed and saved. It currently has a B & M shifter sitting on a flat console cover plate as shown in the pics, but I have all of the original console parts that are in very nice condition, including the console mount clock. I rebuilt the dash several years ago, and all gauges and the electroluminescent lighting works great -- very cool dash lights! The radio works fine as does the heater, but I do not have the correct heater control valve. They were not available for some time, but I understand that they are now.
This car is an original 383 4 bbl, dual exhaust car with a 2.73 gear. Some years back I removed the motor and trans which were worn out, and built and installed an upgraded driveline. It now has a very drivable 451 inch motor, with a built 727 and heavy case 8.75 rear with a 3.91 posi. I have the original motor and trans, along with all of the a/c parts.
I built the the motor, which is a 400 block with a Muscle Motors rotating assembly, with Edelbrock heads, Torker intake, and 750 BG Speed Demon carb. It has a wonderful Engle hydraulic cam, with Isky rockers and springs. I freshened the heads two years ago. As noted, a/c is removed as well as power steering. There is an upgraded stock style radiator with a flex fan which works very well, even on hottest days. The ignition is a MSD distributor and MSD 6AL box. The car has a TTI headers and a full TTI 3" exhaust with H pipe and new Dynomax muffs. It sounds great and runs really well, with virtually no maintenance other than regular oil and fluids services.
The trans is a 727 that has been built with a heavy duty clutch pack, bolt-in sprag, reverse manual valve body and has a Coan 2500 stall converter -- very streetable, and works great at the track. The motor and trans have approximately 15k miles on them.
There are really only a few things that I would do:
The electric headlights do not operate -- one motor is bad. I will include two rebuildable motors. I also installed new modern relays for headlights, just need motors that work. I drive the car and rotate the buckets manually -- works fine. Probably why I've never fixed them. All other lights work and are in good condition.
The front end needs a rebuild -- I have not because I was debating about staying with stock drums or going to disc. I have later B body disc parts that I will include.
Replace heater valve -- I have one mounted under the hood, not terribly convenient.
I have many extra parts and bits I've accumulated over the years that I will include. Off of the top of my head, this includes:
Spare back window glass
Rear deck lid
Extra console parts, mirrors, vent wing window, door handles, switches, etc.