Go Back   DodgeForum.com > Dodge Trucks > Dodge Ram > 2nd Gen Ram Tech > 2nd Gen RAM general discussion/NON-tech
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


2nd Gen RAM general discussion/NON-tech This section is for general discussions about your 2nd gen RAM. Non tech related RAM threads belong here.

Dad's newest ride

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-28-2013, 03:42 AM
Wombat Ranger's Avatar
Wombat Ranger Wombat Ranger is offline
Grand Champion
1993 Dodge W-Series
My Garage
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Vehicle: An always changing fleet of Mopars
Location: Bonney Lake, WA
Posts: 5,601
Mark Bulger
Default Dad's newest ride

For those of you who know more than Dodge trucks, this is a pretty cool little story. My dad works for a non-profit organization that provides transitional housing for (primarily) homeless single mothers. He was a preacher before this job, and still carries his ministers licence with the Assemblies of God. He has never made a lot of money.

A few weeks ago while picking up a donation from an older fellow, he noticed an old car under a tarp on the side of the property. He has always been a car nut, I got it from him. He looks a little closer and sees that it is some sort of very sleek coupe. Then spots the wire spoke knock off's. To someone who know what they are looking at, they are obviously Jaguar wheels. Jaguar XKE wheels. So he asks the old guy if he is wanting to get rid of it. The guy says yea. Dad shows up a few days later and buys it.

This one is a complete '64 XKE with the early 3.8 (not the 4.2 which came out in late '64 and is less desirable). Very very cool and rare car. The racing heritage behind these cars is extremely impressive. Here are some pics I took the other day, as we were starting to clean up the car for the first time.


Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.



Everything that appears to be missing (doors, interior, carbs, trim, etc) was included with the sale. The only thing we have found so far that is not there is the original steering wheel, which is a big bummer. The one that is on it is all kinds of wrong. Still a sweet find, once in a lifetime for sure. The car is pretty much rust free, so that is very lucky as well.


Just thought some of the car geeks like me out there would enjoy reading this cool story.
This ad is not displayed to registered and logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Dodge Forums!
__________________
'90 W-250 Non-IC 12v/727 stock
I have had a lot of other Dodge trucks.

Last edited by Wombat Ranger; 04-29-2013 at 12:45 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-28-2013, 07:47 AM
dhvaughan's Avatar
dhvaughan dhvaughan is offline
Hall Of Fame
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Vehicle: 01 1500 4wd
Location: Gainesville, Ga.
Posts: 12,192
Default

wow. nice find but my only concern is how many more $4000 bills will it take to get it running and driving. is there a jag forum?
__________________
01 1500 Reg Cab 4wd 5.2 auto 3.55 285/75/16 steps tow hooks sc3815 180 3923 trans cooler filter posilok powertrax (removed) timbren britebox pioneer head rockford amp speaker cobra cb firestick hughes plenum water pump timing chain oil pump rear main hub bearings brakes shocks cracked dash cad bushings seals ujoints trackbar tcase Robert Griffin Trans
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-28-2013, 09:19 AM
jkeaton's Avatar
jkeaton jkeaton is offline
Dodge Forum Moderator
2013 Dodge Journey
My Garage
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Vehicle: Various
Location: Winston Salem, NC
Posts: 11,882
Kent Eaton
Default

What a steal. Here's one in about the same condition that is selling for over $20k.

http://www.dupontregistry.com/autos/...itemid=1694453

Restores ones going anywhere from $30k to $75k
__________________


2013 Dodge Journey SXT
2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT Spyder
2004 Hyundai Tiburon GT
1995 Ford Mustang
1995 Chevy Z71 K1500

Last edited by jkeaton; 04-28-2013 at 09:27 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-28-2013, 09:21 AM
HeyYou's Avatar
HeyYou HeyYou is offline
Section Moderator
Dodge Forum Moderator
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Ram 2500
Location: Adrian, MI
Posts: 31,692
Default

Great find!

If got mine from a parking lot for 1000 dollars. (77 5.0 V-12, auto) Unfortunately, mine had sat in a field for a couple decades, and the body was shot. Paint was the only thing holding it together. I ended up scrapping it, and parting it out...... Doubled my money on it at least..
__________________
1996 Ram 2500 5.9 EC/SB Gas, Auto, 4x4, Hughes plenum plate, Kegger mod, double roller timing set, rest is stock. For now.....
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-28-2013, 10:59 AM
merc225hp's Avatar
merc225hp merc225hp is offline
Champion
1996 Dodge Ram 1500
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Vehicle: 1996 Ram 1500 4wd
Location: Canada
Posts: 4,465
Default

MMMMM British racing green I love it. Very kool nice! Yep lot's of money to restore but well worth it. I know you said all the parts are there but I have to ask do you have the CARBS? Time to be buying some British Whitworth tools there guy's.
__________________


1996 1500, Built 5.9, 7" suspension lift, Dana 60's installed, 241DLD xcase swap, xcase indexing ring, long-arms, and more. DF May 2013 ROTM, DF photo of the week Oct/11/2013
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-28-2013, 12:08 PM
Wombat Ranger's Avatar
Wombat Ranger Wombat Ranger is offline
Grand Champion
1993 Dodge W-Series
My Garage
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Vehicle: An always changing fleet of Mopars
Location: Bonney Lake, WA
Posts: 5,601
Mark Bulger
Default

Yes the carbs are in the shed as well. My dad mostly bought it because he HAD to at that price. The plan started out as a get rich quick scheme, make $10k+ on it, but now he is wanting to get it running... You know how that can go.

I will keep y'all in the loop with what is going on with this old jewel.
__________________
'90 W-250 Non-IC 12v/727 stock
I have had a lot of other Dodge trucks.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-28-2013, 12:15 PM
merc225hp's Avatar
merc225hp merc225hp is offline
Champion
1996 Dodge Ram 1500
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Vehicle: 1996 Ram 1500 4wd
Location: Canada
Posts: 4,465
Default

If just doing a flip I would not touch a thing as you said "You know how that can go" You could actually decrease its value. Have fun keep us updated.
__________________


1996 1500, Built 5.9, 7" suspension lift, Dana 60's installed, 241DLD xcase swap, xcase indexing ring, long-arms, and more. DF May 2013 ROTM, DF photo of the week Oct/11/2013
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-28-2013, 12:48 PM
gdstock's Avatar
gdstock gdstock is offline
Legend
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Vehicle: 1999 Ram 1500, 5.2L auto
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 8,257
Default

It is finds like that that have gotten me into trouble! What a great deal!

Here is a place where I buy Jag parts http://www.xks.com/.

Catalogs available (print and CD) free.

There are Jaguar forums, but not as helpful as DF.
__________________
Ram 1500, 5.2L, 2wd, hardened trans with Derale pan, Hayden trans cooler, kegger mod, SCT tuned. New metallic black paint, TCP e-fans, HS 1.7 Rockers, restored interior.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-28-2013, 04:33 PM
Wombat Ranger's Avatar
Wombat Ranger Wombat Ranger is offline
Grand Champion
1993 Dodge W-Series
My Garage
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Vehicle: An always changing fleet of Mopars
Location: Bonney Lake, WA
Posts: 5,601
Mark Bulger
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by merc225hp View Post
If just doing a flip I would not touch a thing as you said "You know how that can go" You could actually decrease its value. Have fun keep us updated.
Yes that is what I keep telling him, but these cars are the stuff of dreams to his generation, so he has to have his fun. Whatever he does he will still make a ton of money on it.
__________________
'90 W-250 Non-IC 12v/727 stock
I have had a lot of other Dodge trucks.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-28-2013, 04:36 PM
gdstock's Avatar
gdstock gdstock is offline
Legend
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Vehicle: 1999 Ram 1500, 5.2L auto
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 8,257
Default

They are not inexpensive to restore, but will make every car enthusiast drool when it is done. Those area a fun ride also! Hope your dad enjoys it!
__________________
Ram 1500, 5.2L, 2wd, hardened trans with Derale pan, Hayden trans cooler, kegger mod, SCT tuned. New metallic black paint, TCP e-fans, HS 1.7 Rockers, restored interior.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 04:36 PM
 
 
 
Reply




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Join DodgeForum
Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:22 AM.

Internet Brands, Inc.


Contact Details & Emails