Ever have one of those cars that keeps breaking down, no matter how many times you restore it? Rebuild the engine, the transmission blows. Replace the rearend gears, and the driveshaft U-joints wear out. Every time you fix it, you think “that’s it, it’s all done, it’s ready to rock cruise night,” just in time to have something else snap.
Chrysler owns one of those companies.
As anyone who doesn’t live under a rock knows, Chrysler was recently “saved” by President Obama’s help (and money). Before that, it was “saved” by Daimler-Benz. Before that, it was “saved” by the Intrepid sedan. Before that, it was “saved” by Lee Iacoca and the K-car/minivan.
This is the Dodge Custom Royal Convertible, a.k.a, “The Lancer.” It was the highest trim level available, and was also the most rare. This particular specimen is only one of six allowed into Canada with its Super Red Ram Hemi engine. Of course, back in those days they didn’t call it a Hemi. The 270-cubic inch V8 had a double rocker shaft, so old guys like your Grandpa called it a “double rocker.” While pushing this car to school. Uphill. Both ways. In a snowstorm.
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