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thebankerstoy
03-26-2014, 01:31 AM
My buddy who owns the 73 Charger SE that I've been talking about and asking questions about these past few weeks just purchased a 72 Charger off of eBay that was located in California and he picked it up this past weekend.

This 72 is a rather basic optioned car drivetrain wise, but it does have lots of trim moulding options and a few other interesting upgrades in the mix. Below are all of the options that I can remember.

Sherwood Green Metallic exterior, green interior
canopy style vinyl top, black (vinyl material had been stripped off, but all of the trim mouldings are still in place and in pretty good condition)
hidden headlights
318 with a 2 barrel carb, rated @ 150 horsepower (did not come with the car)
single exhaust
904 column shifted automatic transmission (light duty)
8,25 rear differential (haven't checked the gear ratio yet)
manual brakes
manual steering
no air conditioning
3 speed windshield wipers
split bench front seat
150 mph speedometer in a non Ralltye gauge cluster (not sure if this was an upgrade or not in 72, but still cool)
Music Master AM radio (2 watt)
instrument panel mounted hood release
drip trough mouldings
body sill mouldings
wheel lip mouldings
front bumper periphery mouldings
rear bumper periphery mouldings
front and rear bumper guards
fender mounted turn signals
driver side remote chrome mirror, racing style

As mentioned, the 318 was gone, the interior is toast and the body is in poor condition, but it still has the complete hidden headlight assembly in place that can be easily restored which is why my friend bought the car and it also has some parts that he will be able to resell, but the best part is that he was able to purchase this whole car for less than he's seen just the hidden headlight assembly being sold for, so he will strip off all of the parts that he wants to use on his 73 and will sell off the rest.

Some pictures of this 72 that I took this past Sunday at my friends automotive shop.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/thebankerstoy/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger2-FrontGrille.jpg (http://s146.photobucket.com/user/thebankerstoy/media/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger2-FrontGrille.jpg.html)

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/thebankerstoy/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger5-DriversSide-BackSideOfFrontGrille.jpg (http://s146.photobucket.com/user/thebankerstoy/media/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger5-DriversSide-BackSideOfFrontGrille.jpg.html)

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/thebankerstoy/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger1-FrontBodyampGrille.jpg (http://s146.photobucket.com/user/thebankerstoy/media/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger1-FrontBodyampGrille.jpg.html)

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/thebankerstoy/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger9-DriversRearSideView2.jpg (http://s146.photobucket.com/user/thebankerstoy/media/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger9-DriversRearSideView2.jpg.html)

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/thebankerstoy/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger8-DriversRearSideView1.jpg (http://s146.photobucket.com/user/thebankerstoy/media/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger8-DriversRearSideView1.jpg.html)

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/thebankerstoy/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger10-PassengerRearSideView1.jpg (http://s146.photobucket.com/user/thebankerstoy/media/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger10-PassengerRearSideView1.jpg.html)

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/thebankerstoy/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger19-DriverSideRemoteChromeRacingStyleMirror1.jpg (http://s146.photobucket.com/user/thebankerstoy/media/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger19-DriverSideRemoteChromeRacingStyleMirror1.jpg.html)

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/thebankerstoy/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger20-DriversSideRemoteChromeRacingStyleMirror2.jpg (http://s146.photobucket.com/user/thebankerstoy/media/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger20-DriversSideRemoteChromeRacingStyleMirror2.jpg.html )

Richard

thebankerstoy
03-26-2014, 01:38 AM
More pictures.

Richard

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/thebankerstoy/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger13-RearWindowGlassampTrimMouldingsampTrunkLid.jpg (http://s146.photobucket.com/user/thebankerstoy/media/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger13-RearWindowGlassampTrimMouldingsampTrunkLid.jpg.htm l)

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/thebankerstoy/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger16-FrontFenderMountedTurnSignalLight.jpg (http://s146.photobucket.com/user/thebankerstoy/media/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger16-FrontFenderMountedTurnSignalLight.jpg.html)

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/thebankerstoy/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger18-WheelampTire.jpg (http://s146.photobucket.com/user/thebankerstoy/media/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger18-WheelampTire.jpg.html)

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/thebankerstoy/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger17-NonRallyeDashWith150MPHSpeedometer.jpg (http://s146.photobucket.com/user/thebankerstoy/media/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger17-NonRallyeDashWith150MPHSpeedometer.jpg.html)

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/thebankerstoy/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger12-RearBumperampTaillightsView.jpg (http://s146.photobucket.com/user/thebankerstoy/media/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger12-RearBumperampTaillightsView.jpg.html)

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r248/thebankerstoy/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger7-EngineCompartment.jpg (http://s146.photobucket.com/user/thebankerstoy/media/LM%201972%20Dodge%20Charger/LewisMs1972DodgeCharger7-EngineCompartment.jpg.html)

67r/t4speeder
03-26-2014, 10:52 AM
Need some Armor-All on that dash or should I say looks like some already did LOL

Racer Brown
03-26-2014, 01:10 PM
I think it's had a tough life!!

thebankerstoy
03-26-2014, 06:07 PM
Yep, this one was not taken care of for sure. That dash pad is one of the worst I've seen in a long time and please remember that I live in AZ where we see 115 plus temps for extended periods of time. With all of the damage though, it's amazing that the front hidden headlight assembly is in remarkably good condition and that's most likely because none of that assembly is made out of plastic. All of the canopy top trim mouldings and the trim moulding around the front bumper are also in very nice condition, so all of the parts that my friend was looking for are there and in very restorable condition. Having this 72 on hand will also give us first hand knowledge regarding all of the various changes that Chrysler made between the 72 and 73 model years of the Charger models, so that will be very helpful as well.

Richard

thebankerstoy
04-23-2014, 10:30 PM
It looks like this 72 Charger that my friend purchased may be one of the "Topper Special" cars that Chrysler offered in 1972. There is another car almost identical to my friends car on Ebay currently and that cars owner says that only 41 of these "Topper Special" Chargers were sold in 1972. Anybody know anything about this package and if this extremely low production number is correct?

Here's the Ebay link to the "Topper Special" Charger that is almost identical to my friends car.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=301160210502&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en

From what I've found so far, here's what was offered with this package.

"Topper Special Package"

Canopy style vinyl top
Hidden headlights
Side body paint stripes
Contour moldings
Bumper guards
Rallye instrumentation
Security inside hood release
Whitewall tires
Wheel covers
Drivers side remote control mirror
Fender mounted turn signals

"Topper X Package"

All of the above options plus
Power steering
Power brakes
Vinyl top offered at no charge

Richard

http://reedbrothersdodgehistory.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/charger-topper.jpg?w=697&h=949

http://reedbrothersdodgehistory.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/gathering-around-the-charger-topper-on-display-at-washington-meeting.jpg?w=804&h=794