Classic Car Watch
Two Chargers

NOTE: This column displays cars I have found on the Internet. I am not selling them. Please follow the links if you are interest in a car. Be mindful of the date this article was published. For an explanation why I do this read the original column here.

February 1, 2011
By Scott Lewis

I didn't have a lot of time to look around. I found a few cars, but could not put a theme together. However, I found to nice looking driver quality Chargers, so that's the theme this month.

1970 Dodge Charger - $19,900

Description: 383 engine, 727 automatic, console, working air conditioning, manual front disc brakes, power steering, 8 3/4 rear end.

Source: Harwell Motors

Found: 2/1/2011

Comments: This is not a numbers matching car. So I would use that to negotiate the price. At least check to se if it is an original 383 Charger car, though I don't know if that means anything without the original engine. What is the difference between and original 383 car vs. an original 318 car if they both now have 383 engines in them? I have grown to love the bright blue interiors. I would think about putting a blue "bumble bee" style stripe around the rear of the car in blue to match the interior. The working A/C is a huge plus to me living in Texas. This car should be ready to cruise right now. I just wish I had the money right now.

1970 Dodge Charger - $16,900

Description: Harwell Motors is proud to offer this great deal on a great classic muscle car. 318, ps, pb, air conditioning (not working), matching numbers.

Source: Harwell

Found: 1/29/2011

Comments: So the debate continues... is a numbers matching 318 worth more or less than a non-numbers matching 383 Charger? From these two examples the plain engine is worth less even though it is number matching. If we swapped in a 383 to this car would it sell for what the black one above sells for? For me... I would prefer the 383 car because it also has the heavy duty automatic and read end to support a lot of power. Both of those items might need to be replaced in this 318 car if you swap in more power.