Here is why I wanted a Plum Crazy 1971 Charger R/T.
In the early 1980’s I noticed a 1971 Challenger for sale in the local paper. I had owned a
1973 Challenger, so I decided to drive out and take a look at this 1971 convertible. It was a driver, and
had a working top. I bought the car for $800 (I think they were asking $1,100). Now
it seems like a total steal, but back then it was just another used car. It had a 318, and a flat hood. When
I bought it, the guy said that he had the original cassette player that mounted on the console; he said he would give it to
me if I wanted it. The factory cassette player is now worth more than I paid for the whole car!
I decided to restore it, and add an R/T hood on it.
R.L. Gibson did a superb paint job, and I totally restored the car, complete with a black top and side stripes.
It was a VERY sharp car, and I of course don’t have any pictures of the finished car, just these from the paint
booth. This is one I really wish I had today, probably worth a little more than I paid, huh?
In any event, I fell in love with this color right then and
there. This is why I wanted a factory original 71 Charger R/T in 2001 painted in FC-7 Plum Crazy.