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Old 05-23-2011, 11:36 PM
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What izzit?

Sounds a lot like one of the "custom boogie" vans that were sorta popular about then.....

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Not a Van

It was a production car, not a van. Some thought it was cool.
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Except for the year it sounds like the '78 "Mustang" Cobra II. Was there an uglier Mustang, ever?

But my guess is the 1974 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Sundance Edition. They might have come in other colors than white, though. And interior doesn't resemble exterior. Doubt many consider it "cool". Pretty crappy guess, after thinking about it- but at least it's hideous.


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No, thats not it Mark, but you're getting warm.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:13 AM
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LOL, I had a Chrysler product rolling around in my head but couldn't come up with it, I think you have it Cobolt.

Am I the only guy on Earth who liked the Mustang II? My dad was managing a used car lot in Alameda (Island auto sales) (click here) If you click on this aerial photo (click here) and drag it to the right you can see the used car lot right at the corner of the first street, it has ribbons hanging over the top of the cars like a good old used car lot.

OMG do I have memories and stories of this place. Can you imagine this...a 16-17 year old, his dad manages a used car lot and he can drive any car there. The island is home of the Alameda Navel Air base and what do young sailors coming come with pockets of cash like to buy in those days, MUSCLE CARS. So the lot always had a good supply of muscle cars that this 16-17 year old could drive when ever he wanted! Not only drive them there, but my dad would let me take them home! I am not kidding you folks, I am damn lucky to be alive with what I used to do with those cars.

And all around there, across the street was a used car lot with all kinds of treasures, how about a front engine V12 Ferrari that the old man used to drive around, 435 hp 67 Vette, 454 SS Monte Carlo, 440 Sixpack Cuda or Charger, I remember that well with the owners son pulling out of the lot and lighting the tires up down the street. Then there was a wrecking yard next door and new car dealerships lining Park street (Island auto sales is on the corner of Park and Blanding) then right up on the next block was "Powells Alameda Honda" which was a hot bed of street bikes at the birth of the street super bike history. It was a GREAT place to be for a kid who loved cars I'll tell you that! I wish I had photos of the times, it was great.

Sorry for the detour, but damn it brings back memories and it all started with a 75ish Mustang II Mach with silver shag carpet that I didn't even mention in the story!

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Old 05-24-2011, 08:14 AM
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It's a Chrysler product for sure, they did a lot of crazy stuff then.

How about a Dart Swinger?

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Dodge Dart.




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It's a Chrysler product for sure, they did a lot of crazy stuff then.

How about a Dart Swinger?

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Not a Swinger.
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Dodge Dart.




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Dodge Dart What?
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Cool post, Brian.

Anyway, it's gotta be the '74 Dodge Dart Sport Hang 10.

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Mark you got me on this.
Running behind today i agree it's the dart sport. better late then never right Nolan.


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Yep

Orange shag carpet and all. KeeYuck. Almost bought one used because the price was right, but you should have seen that interior with mildew. KeeYuck.
You got it Mark, da flo is yo's. Here is more on the "Hang Ten";
Dart Sport packages[edit] Convertriple & Hang TenFor 1974, the "Convertriple" option on the Dart Sport included a fold-down rear seat/security panel offering 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) of lengthwise space, and a manually operated metal sunroof.[34] It was advertised as "Three Cars In One": an economy compact, a convertible alternative with a sunroof, and a roomy station wagon alternative thanks to the fold down rear seat. The fastback roofline and fold down rear seat were similar in concept to the 1964-69 Plymouth Barracuda and the 1966-67 Dodge Charger.


1975 Hang 10The Convertriple was the basis for the "Hang Ten", a car directed toward surfers in an attempt by Dodge stylists to better determine consumer preferences in a declining performance market.[35] The Eggshell White car took its name from the surfing expression for balancing at the end of a surfboard with ten toes over the nose of the board while riding the wave. The fold-down rear seat permitted the loading of a surfboard through the trunk. With no need to transport the surfboard on top, this permitted the factory-installed sunroof. These two features were already available on the Dart Sport, but the Hang Ten went further with the surfing theme. Swimsuit material in various colored stripes was set into the seats and door panels. Bright orange shag carpet covered the back of the fold-down rear seat. The orange was picked up on the dash and on the center console. The swimsuit material pattern was repeated as red and blue exterior stripes started at the quarter panels with a wave-riding surfer graphic. A surfboard design ran down the center of the hood. Between the taillights, the stripe pattern fattened into surfboard-shaped letters that spelled out "Hang Ten".
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CRAP, I remembered the decal with the surfer! DAMN, I even repaired one and had to save the decal when I painted the quarter because, well, that is the way we did things back then.

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The Hang 10 could be had w/the 360, 318 or slant. If the right boxes were checked, it could be a decent runner- not so much on the looks, though.

Sooo, what year was the emblem below first seen on a production automobile?

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Ok, I'm going to be stupid and say 1964, April 12th as I remember.

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