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    Male Gigolo In Training thebankerstoy's Avatar
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    My Friend Bought Another Charger.

    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.

















    Richard
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    More pictures.

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    Need some Armor-All on that dash or should I say looks like some already did LOL
    The Idaho Andy

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    I think it's had a tough life!!
    Objects quickly DISAPPEAR in the rearview mirror and PLEASE stay seated until the ride comes to a complete stop!!

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    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
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    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...tchlink: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



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