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#2413892 - 12/05/17 08:08 PM E-body pilot cars at Mecum, which would you choose?
jeff968 Offline


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Two awesome e-bodies. I like the 'Cuda without the console. But I'm a Challenger guy so I would take that one.

What say you?

Pilot e-bodies


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#2413895 - 12/05/17 08:11 PM Re: E-body pilot cars at Mecum, which would you choose? [Re: jeff968]
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Gimmee the 'Cuda. I vowed to never own another red car (I've had way too many over the years). And, it looks really good in basic white.
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#2413899 - 12/05/17 08:16 PM Re: E-body pilot cars at Mecum, which would you choose? [Re: jeff968]
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The Cuda. Rarer,highly optioned, even lower VIN (normally I don't care about that much but 000004? Wow.

I do think the Challenger makes for a better looking vert than the Cuda though. Not in hardtop form, just the verts.

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#2413915 - 12/05/17 08:30 PM Re: E-body pilot cars at Mecum, which would you choose? [Re: jeff968]
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Cuda. Both cars are spectacular.
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#2413933 - 12/05/17 08:55 PM Re: E-body pilot cars at Mecum, which would you choose? [Re: jeff968]
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Challenger. Beautiful car. The colors of the Cuda are the worst ever.
I generally like a Cuda much better, but not in this pair.

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#2413936 - 12/05/17 08:57 PM Re: E-body pilot cars at Mecum, which would you choose? [Re: jeff968]
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Challenger.

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#2413938 - 12/05/17 09:00 PM Re: E-body pilot cars at Mecum, which would you choose? [Re: jeff968]
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So... do you guys think they will fetch a million?

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#2413946 - 12/05/17 09:10 PM Re: E-body pilot cars at Mecum, which would you choose? [Re: Dave Hall]
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I'd have to opt for the Challenger, despite the fact I'm not a big fan of red (although one of my Challengers is red!).
I never understand the logic of selling a pair of cars together at an auction. Seems like the pair often sells close to the value of just one of the cars. Maybe I should head to Kissimmee, buy this pair, sell the cuda, and end up getting the Challenger for close to nothing? hammer

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#2413966 - 12/05/17 09:33 PM Re: E-body pilot cars at Mecum, which would you choose? [Re: Mastershake340]
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Challenger body style looks tougher + it has a white interior. E-bodies look great with white interiors so it gets my vote.

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#2413971 - 12/05/17 09:37 PM Re: E-body pilot cars at Mecum, which would you choose? [Re: jeff968]
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Cuda, love the looks of it, plus Plymouth > Dodge :-)

I agree with the above, it seems like cars sold as a pair never do that great, almost like a Buy one, Get one free sale.

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#2413992 - 12/05/17 10:06 PM Re: E-body pilot cars at Mecum, which would you choose? [Re: 65pacecar]
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I pick the Challenger over the Cuda in 1970,but in 1971 the Cuda gets my pick. My friend has a 70 V code Convertible Challenger R/T convertible in the same color combo,but his is an automatic car. It is stunning!
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#2414001 - 12/05/17 10:21 PM Re: E-body pilot cars at Mecum, which would you choose? [Re: jeff968]
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Challenger.

And, no, I don't think they'll get a million.

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#2414002 - 12/05/17 10:21 PM Re: E-body pilot cars at Mecum, which would you choose? [Re: chargervert]
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#2414009 - 12/05/17 10:33 PM Re: E-body pilot cars at Mecum, which would you choose? [Re: jeff968]
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#2414030 - 12/05/17 11:15 PM Re: E-body pilot cars at Mecum, which would you choose? [Re: jeff968]
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#2414038 - 12/05/17 11:38 PM Re: E-body pilot cars at Mecum, which would you choose? [Re: jeff968]
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You guys do know that Plymouth was the entry level division right? Wasn't it the first to go? Plymouth NOT > or = to DODGE. catfight

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#2414041 - 12/05/17 11:46 PM Re: E-body pilot cars at Mecum, which would you choose? [Re: jeff968]
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If I had to just pick one, it would be the Challenger . As far as what they will hammer for ?
I could see a million for the pair IF the right buyers are in the room ,
and egos and alcohol are involved. A million would certainly be within the realm of possibility .Someone just paid 17.8 million for Paul Newman's Rolex watch , and these cars are Waaaayyy cooler than a dang watch. The cars by themselves on any given day 250k-300k each I would think. As a pair and being such early built with promo history etc..in an auction environment ,I guess 750k , possibly more . These two are blue chips that will increase in value , plus it would give the new owner tremendous bragging rights . All that being said, I have not seen or inspected these cars in person .

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#2414043 - 12/05/17 11:53 PM Re: E-body pilot cars at Mecum, which would you choose? [Re: jeff968]
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Cuda for me.
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#2414170 - 12/06/17 10:41 AM Re: E-body pilot cars at Mecum, which would you choose? [Re: NV69B7RR]
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I know the guy that ended up getting the Challenger in it's unrestored condition from the long time owner in the SF Bay Area. If I remember correctly the guy picked it up some time in the early 70's after it was used as a pace car at maybe the Pomona or Ontario raceway. Super cool and it had very nice original sheet metal with most all original parts. Original motor and he ended up getting the original trans from Ken Funk. Unfortunately he sold it for a pretty big number at the time to Steve Fox. At the time I thought he was crazy for selling it.

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#2414180 - 12/06/17 10:58 AM Re: E-body pilot cars at Mecum, which would you choose? [Re: jeff968]
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Although the Challenger is my favorite it also has the most obvious day-2 addition. The blackout of the rear tail panel, something for T/As only, made 8 months later.


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