1965 Dodge Mopar Charger 273 is For Sale!
(This web page has recently been edited and contains a much clearer picture of the car for sale.)
This automobile is one of a very limited run of special Darts with the Charger 273 trim package.build on the A-platform frame in 1965. It may be the only stock restored car with this package. At the very least, the car is one of only a few examples. The new Dodge 273 four-barrel V8 is very historical as it was the first version of the modern Chrysler small block, the 318, 340, 360 etc. all following later. While the specifics of the trim package are difficult to pin down, one fact is clear: the car's trim package (with badges and Cragar SS mags with the special 273 hubs) is extremely unique.
The Charger 273 was Dodge's offering to keep their A-Body competative with the SS Malibu, the GTO and the Mustang. On the streetes today, there are many of the others but this car turns heads and grabs attention because of its rarity and good looks.
All factory-built examples were painted cream yellow with a black interior and black vinyl or black convertible top. According to a story that surfaced in Slant Six News #37, only 180 of these cars came out of the L.A. plant while parts for an additional 300 possible cars were shipped to Dodge dealers in 11 western states.
In addition to the Charger 273 trim, the car has Doug Thorley's trick headers. The engine was rated at 275 HP with the headers and the Mallory dual-point distributer. These "D Darts" ran competively in D stock all those years ago, and this small block is very fast and fun to drive.
Bob and his wife Jeanette live in San Luis Obispo on the Central Coast of California. A long-time car enthusiast, Bob has had his share of classics, including several 50's chevys (a black '57 Chevy hard top for high school), a 67 GTO, and several others. including a stored 67 Ford Mustang that awaits his son's reworking. Bob first found out about this pre-Charger when he saw it in his friend's private collection. The original 273 engine was intact but worn, and the car itself was strait and rust-free but in need of paint.