The third brake light gives it away as a 1986-87 model.
Yup. '86 or '87... and without any decals on the car, from the photos it could just as easily be a Plymouth Turismo. Can't find any info on what that dealer was selling in the 80s.Tony, did it have any Dodge badging on the interior? It shows how little effort Mother Mopar was putting into Plymouth by then... not even a slightly different grille or taillight texture.
thanks, guys. i edited the post title. i didn't document the interior, so i don't know. i thought it might be a turismo, but those seem a little rarer, so i guessed that it was more likely a charger.
There's something oddly satisfying about this car. I like the wheel arches, I like the simplicity of the steel wheels, the black trim accents and the strangeness of that rear panel that rises to the hatch but at the same time draws my eye to the rear roof line, that kind of subtly wanders off into the air. Yes, I see beauty in different places, so thank you for this forgotten, forlorn design!
Ha! My daily driver is an 83 civic bought by my grandmother at a dealership in Bryan. Still have the dealer sticker.
Ah, yes. I totaled a car just like this when I was 17.
I gotta hand it to Chrysler Corp. during the Iacoca era. They did so much with so little. They brought us the K-car, the minivan, and cars like this racy little coupe. My favorite is the DodgeRampage trucklet that appeared also on this platform. There was something about it that made it one unique grocery getter. That little 2.2 litre four cylinder was both frugal and peppy too. I also like the black clad Omni GLH turbo 4-door sedan. My wife and I took a test drive in this car when it appeared in 1984. The tester was a turbo model with a souped up 2.2 litre fourcylinder engine. My wife let the clutch out, mashed the gas, and that thing took off like a rocket! I can still hear that turbo screaming as she diced through the gears. I think it topped out at somewhere near 115 MPH. It was cars like that which brought Chrysler back from the dead. Man! I want an Omni GLH!
I like 024/TC3's better. The reason is is that little back window that they had. I think 1984 was the first year they used this body style on the cars.
I recall seeing these in'78 or '79. Those small rear windows may have looked great, but posed a real hazard to shorter drivers. Aside from that, they were indeed very sharp looking cars.
Now there's something you don't see every day...
I'm sorry guys....but these cars are absolute shit...I don't know what's worse...one of these Chargers or the so called "new" era crappy Chargers...'68-'70 ONLY for me
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