Can anyone who knows please educate a poor Alien FROM ......on the difference between a Dodge Charger and a Dodge Challenger of old!
I ain't stupid, just ignorant Did I really say that :?
Dodge Charger-full size 2 door....B-body platform
Challenger-mid size 2 door, E-body (shortened B-body) platform. same engine choices, same trans choices...slightly different suspension options, just the smaller of the two
2011 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman Stock
1973 Plymouth Duster 340 Not
Here are a couple of pics to go with the description...
Black 2005 Magnum RT
They are body designations for the Chrysler cars - just like the Magnum and 300 are LX cars.Originally Posted by Cucamonga Red RT
The B body was around since the early 60s, and tended to be mid-sized cars of varying performance levels.
Chargers, Coronets, Satellites, GTX, Roadrunners, Darts, etc.
The E Body was created as a smaller, sportier pony car. They were the Dodge Challenger and the Plymouth Baracuda/'Cuda.
C-Bodies were the land yachts - 300s, Fury, Polara, Monaco, etc. The Fury actually went FROM a B-Body until 66, a C Body for 67-74, and then back to B Body through 78.
"Walkin' the thin white line on this smiling road. 40 days, I've been all alone. Draggin' my heart all across this world. I got 100 miles to go before I get back to see my girl. Aint got nothing, I got nothing to lose. I keep walking away these blues. The cup is broken, but it's half full. I got 100 miles to go before I get back to see my girl."
100 Mile Blues - Scott Keeton and The Deviants
Thank you all.
Did I get a sticker shock when I saw the price for the Callenger RT
Buy a house or buy a Challenger RT?
depends on the year...70-71 challenger r/ts are much more valuable because htey had big blocks, after 71, 72+ only had the 340 as the R/T motor, as the big blocks went bye bye after 71. in 74, they introduced the 360, but it made less power than any iteration of the 340.Originally Posted by Cucamonga Red RT
The price of E bodies like the Challenger are insane. The price of Chargers is only rediculous. :lol:
To help out, here's a general breakdown of Mopars FROM the muscle car era. I know I'll miss plenty.
A Bodies - smallest cars in the lineup
All Darts after 1962(?)
Barracudas through 1969
B Bodies - midsize cars
Furies through 1964 were a mid size car, but they might not have been called a B body
C Bodies - full size cars
All Chryslers and Imperials
Furies after 1964
E Bodies - Pony cars between A and B bodies
The E bodies were built for AAR racing, but didn't do very well. They were too heavy.
For some reason, E body Barracudas command a higher price than a comparable Challenger.
speaking of AAR did you know Gene Hackman raced GTU for aar?
fixedOriginally Posted by convbcuda
You could add Demons to the A body list, too.
Originally Posted by Cucamonga Red RT
Bahahaha. Welcome. If you can get a nice clean driver for under 20-25 you're doing okay. Makes holding onto the mustang a while longer look pretty good huh?
My other car has 3 pedals and 100 more inches.
I love my Mustang, I love my Mustang, I love my Mustang! :lol:Originally Posted by a12bee
Yeah, they only made about a million Mustangs per year, so they're cheap. I think you can build an entire 66 Mustang with aftermarket parts if you just have a roof. Oh, and those parts cost 1/3 of what Mopar parts cost.
Don't get me wrong, Mustangs are neat little cars. But, when I watch those restoration shows and they ORDER a complete reproduction console, it just really ticks me off when they also talk about how tough it is to restore those cars.
You feel better?