Greenlight Collectibles is known for releasing all types of special edition diecast replicating a number of classic vehicles. In its latest Barrett-Jackson series, Greenlight has released six new vehicles, two of which are Mopars that crossed the block at the Scottsdale 2021 event.
1969 Dodge Charger Daytona LOT# 1399 –
The first Mopar is the beautiful (F6) Bright Green-colored 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona. This particular car was 1 of 385 units powered by the awesome 7.2-liter (440 cubic inch) MAGNUM V8 paired with the famous 3-speed Chrysler TorqueFlite heavy-duty automatic transmission. The combo delivered power to the Chrysler 8.75 axle with the A36 performance package that includes a 3.55:1 axle ratio, Sure-Grip differential, and power steering cooler.
The real car was produced on Friday, June 6th, 1969, at the Hamtramck Assembly Plant and was then shipped to Creative Industries in Detroit, to be fitted with its aerodynamic nose cone, cast aluminum 58-inch-wide rear wing, rear flush-mounted rear window, and other unique items. It was then shipped to May Avenue Dodge in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where it was sold with an order awaiting delivery.
The car featured the A01 light package, hood-mounted turn signals, N65 maximum cooling package with 26-inch high-capacity radiator and 7-blade Torque drive fan, power disc brakes, power steering with cooler, and F70x14 rubber. The car also featured the S15 HEMI suspension (which included front sway bar), HEMI torsion bars, and HEMI leaf springs. Interior options included Rallye gauges, green vinyl bucket seats with headrests, and a center console with a wood-grain top.
When the car crossed the auction block, it ended up taking a total of $236,500.
1970 Plymouth Road Runner LOT# 970.1 –
In that same auction, an absolutely awesome triple-black Road Runner also crossed the block.
Plymouth developed the Road Runner to market a lower-priced, basic trim model to its upscale midsized GTX. Plymouth paid $50,000 to Warner Bros.-Seven Arts to use the Road Runner name and likeness from their popular Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner cartoons (as well as, a “beep, beep” horn, which Plymouth paid another $10,000 to develop).
The real-life car was restored in the spring of 2019 by a Mopar restoration expert.
Under the hood, was one of the most beloved Mopar big blocks of the late-1960s, the 7.2-liter (440 cubic inch) Six BBL V8 V-code engine. It was mated to a 4-speed manual transmission. Both the engine and the transmission were rebuilt at the time of restoration.
The car was highlighted with features like a fully-functional Air Grabber hood, turn signal hood lights, A01 light package, Super Track Pack, 4.10 Dana rear-end, A833 pistol-grip shifter, and power disc brakes.
The Road Runner took in $165,000 once the bidding was done.
Both Mopar examples are joined by a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Convertible, 2021 Ford Bronco 2-Door VIN #001, and 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 VIN #001 in the series.
For more information on the series or where to buy them, you can check out the Greenlight Collectibles website.