When we started this project our goal was to demonstrate that it doesn’t take trunk full of money to have fun with a collector car. Project Bulls Eye our 1963 Dodge Dart GT with slant 6 and push button automatic has been sold for under $2,000. Our intent was to dress the car out a little and get it running. That we did with less than $50 in expenses and sold it to another car guy who is planning to take it to the next level as a fun little run around town classic car. He said that first off he wants to redo the interior and then put a set of tires on it. The final step will be to fix some of the minor rust holes and then put a coat of paint on it.
This is a great example of hunting for a car that is off the radar for most collectors yet is fun to drive, looks good and will get attention at any cruise-in. In addition, it is economical to drive.
I hope the new owner will have as much fun working on this little girl as we did. Now it is off in search of another project car to do the same thing with.
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About the Author: I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California. The time there was very rewarding but the urge for a slower pace moved us to Tennessee a few years ago and we love it. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle. As long as it has four wheels on it I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife Katriana is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. When they don't we are usually out with our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.