Sat Oct 26 2013 16:27:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
This stunning 1964 Dodge 440 is #5 of only five built with a 426 Street Wedge, a 4-speed manual, and precious little else.
It was rediscovered in 2008 and delivered to the RKM Performance Center restoration shop where the beautifully preserved original interior was removed and stored, and the body was carefully stripped of its tired original finish. The original red paint was exactly duplicated in two-stage urethane and applied over the freshly massaged sheetmetal, which now fits better than any factory-made Mopar in history.
Gaps are excellent throughout, the finish is concours quality, and there’s not a mark on the car. All the original trim was reinstalled, which tells you exactly how nice this car really is. A correct date-coded 426 block was located and fully rebuilt to stock specifications and dressed to compete at the highest levels, with proper detailing throughout.
The original 4-speed manual feeds a set of 3.91 gears on a Sure Grip inside an 8.75-inch rear. The chassis was so amazingly well preserved that we did little more than clean it up for show. The car comes with two sets of rolling stock as well, the original 14-inch steel wheels with bias-ply tires as it was new, and a set of 15-inch steelies with radials. We replaced the carpets with correct materials, but otherwise the upholstery, the door panels, the dash, the headliner, and even the package shelf are 100% factory original pieces. The spotless trunk received a correct mat, and we’re pretty sure that’s the original spare tire back there, still wearing an original label.
This isn’t just a cool car, this is a cool car that is completely unmatched by anything else on the market.