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Above you will see 2 pictures of my red 1971 Charger R/T.  These pictures were taken in 1984 at  Darryl Starbird's Rod and Custom car show in Oklahoma City.  My car was one from a display by the Central Oklahoma Mopar Association (COMA).  My car won 2nd place in B-Body 1971-1974 cars.  I owned a Brown 71 R/T with a black top and I do not have a single picture of it (CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?).  Below you will see the only existing picture I could find of my white 71 R/T with a White top.  Hard to believe that I never took better pictures of the cars.  I believe the VIN of this car was WS23U1A134259, but am not 100 percent sure.  

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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.

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I wish I could have this one back!

Love this car!

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1971 Charger R/T