Crunched 68 RR - LA Craigslist - Not Mine

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  1. SoCal440GTX

    SoCal440GTX Well-Known Member

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    OUCH!
    https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/d/1968-plymouth-road-runner/6640163811.html

    EMAIL YOUR PHONE NUMBER, I'll call you back.
    1968 383 4 speed Road Runner
    restored ~15 years ago
    A833 with low gear set
    8.75 rear, 3.55 gears
    hurst shifter
    .096" torsion bars
    manual front disc brakes (70s A-body knuckles)
    manual steering
    TTI dual exhaust / Thorley headers
    electronic ignition
    with title, no fender tag,

    not numbers matching (68 block with no serial number / 69 trans)

    car is complete, was a daily driver at the time of the accident
    Los Angeles area
    not parting out

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    • 65-440

      65-440 Well-Known Member

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      Holy cow ! Close encounter with a pole huh ...
       
    • moparedtn

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      Good Lord. That can't be fixed, can it? (At least properly fixed)
       
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      :eek: Holy crap! Personally I think it is only good for a parts car.
       
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      • Ghostrider 67

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        Anything can be fixed, if you have the money....but is it worth it? nope. Not unless it was a one of one car.
         
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        • moparsaver

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          Kitty the cat has a good sleeping spot. Hope no one was injured in that mess!
           
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        • Sonny Black

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          not a strait panel on it!
           
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            “Restored 15 years ago”??? With that much rot in the driver side quarter, I have to wonder what kind of restoration it went through to be that bad before the accident. Sorry, just a pet peeve of mine with how people throw the word “restoration” around so much when what they’re probably talking about is a quick repaint and cosmetics.
             
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            • eldubb440

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              no...…. he's not parting it out, but the next guy will be
               
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              • Scatpack

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                I’m surprised he didn’t add “My body guy said it can be fixed for under 5,000, just don’t have time to do it”
                 
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                  Seems like it would be a great car to use for restoring another car. My 2 questions would be, is the hood, and fenders tweaked? And what is the condition of the engine/trans, considering the rust on a "restored" car.
                   
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                • snakeyes

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                  this has been on ebay several times for sale and posted on this site old news too bad it is pieces parts now
                   
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                  • tom jaffeux

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                    A good $2500 parts car if the engine and transmission works.
                     
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                    • Basket case

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                      unless my Dad bought it new..or a 1 of 1 Hemi.....a parts car.
                       
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                      Years ago, I was working for a service station and had a friend tell me that someone we knew had wrecked their car ('69 Charger) and asked if I could help them tow it to the scrap yard. Got there to pick it up and it looked a LOT like that, only worse.

                      Story I got while hooking on to it was that the two kids driving it thought it would be a good idea to try to outrun the cops. Cops said they clocked it over 100mph when they crossed the hump of a cross street and lost control. Apparently the car rolled multiple times before slamming into a cast iron stoplight pole on driver side. Fortunately, the driver had thrown from the car as it was rolling, so when it hit the pole, he wasn't there anymore. Dang force of the car rolling ripped the whole driver seat out of the car, and him with it. I could stand where the center hump used to be and the car curled around me.

                      Amazingly, both kids survived!! Hurt pretty bad, but survived.
                       
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                      Ive seen graveyard cars repair,but to me having almost every sheet panel replaced lowers value but hell might not even know
                       
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                      watch down the road for a rebody
                       
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                        I purchased one of the fenders off of that car and still have it. The perfect grill was already sold. I believe you was the guy I found running around with the Road wheels stolen off my 69 Charger. The day after they were stolen.
                        I still have my 69 B3 blue Charger R/T that I wrecked at the same intersection 5 years before the T5 copper Charger got wrecked.
                        Some things a guy remembers like it was yesterday even though it was thirty years ago