1963 Dodge 330 Max Wedge


VOLO AUTO MUSEUM
Volo, IL 60073
United States

1963 Dodge
Price
$87,998
Condition
Stock Number
V21432
VIN Number
XX-203-V21432
Category  Classic Cars

Description
Factory built race car! 1 of 31 built! This one is absolutely the real deal, verified by experts and it is documented. It has its original window sticker and owner service book with the original salesman's card stapled to it. Sold new in San Diego at Boulevard Dodge. In 1962 Dennis Nelson ordered a new Dodge 330 for an everyday car, he opted to check the box for the Ramcharger high performance package. It was such a rare car that by the time it came in, 1962 production had stopped so what he .....
got was a 1963. Within 2 weeks he took her to the Pomona drag strip and turned a 13.08 at 108 mph, we have the time slip as proof! This beast was a handful as an everyday car, that is why it had only accumulated 45,000 actual miles. In 1985 he decided to freshen up the car with a mild restoration that still looks great today. All original driveline, metal and interior. Confirmed by Galen Govier and listed in his registry as 1 of only 56 Max Wedge Dodges total. Only 31 of those are 330's. This car is also in Daryl Davis's Max Wedge reference book and featured in Mopar Muscle magazine.

EXTERIOR: This car has an absolute street sleeper look if you don't pop the hood! Dark blue metallic paint with matching body colored 14" rims on reproduction BFGoodrich 4 ply tires set the aesthetic. All original rust free metal thanks to living in southern California. The doors open and close easily, like a brand new car. All the body panels are nicely lined up and the gaps are very consistent. Repainted only 1 time back in 1985 and it still looks great today. You can't beat the look of this grill! It's very shiny and presents extremely well. All the chrome trim and bumpers are in fantastic condition with a bright shine to them and have only a few minor surface swirls. The headlights and taillights are in remarkable condition. The glass appears to be original. It is very nice and clear but does have a few minor scratches here and there. Considering the age of this restoration the paint and body has held up extremely well and is in exceptional condition!

INTERIOR: The no frills interior is said to be all original and is absolutely amazing in every respect! It is a heater delete and doesn't even have carpet. The front bench seat is still very comfortable and has great spring and cushion. There is a small tear on the driver side back that is about 1.5" long. It has front seat belts added. The rear seat looks like it's literally brand new but is original. The door panels are original and have just the right amount of patina to be believable. They are in great condition and look fantastic! The headliner looks near perfect! Honestly I can't believe it's not sagging or wrinkled any. The dashboard is in exceptional condition. There is a little knick below the amp meter. Again, just little hints of age here and there that verify its originality. The gauge instrumentation looks absolutely astounding! The steering column is all original. The steering wheel looks tremendous and does not have any cracks like many do. Only 45,754 miles on the odometer currently. It has a factory radio delete and super cool push button transmission. The vinyl floor covering has a great texture or feel and is in great shape besides one 4" crack on the driver side from getting in and out of the car. This interior has truly aged like a fine wine!

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Here it is folks! The star of the show! A factory original 426 Ramcharger Max Wedge with the cross ram intake and dual quads! This behemoth speaks for itself! Completely stock in appearance with factory air cleaners and valve covers and is painted hemi Orange. It has its motor: correct dated and codes. The upswept high performance exhaust manifolds are functional and also look super cool. It has a factory style radiator and brake master cylinder that appear to be rebuilt. The firewall and fender wells appear to still have original paint and still looks great. The underside of the hood had some of the supports cut at the factory to accommodate the dual carb air cleaners. The original fender tag is present, the hidden numbers on the core support. This power plant is truly as rare as they get and has been lovingly preserved by its previous caretakers!

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: This is a very large trunk that has been preserved. The underside of the trunk lid looks great and has original stickers. The entire trunk compartment is rust free with nice looking paint pan and trunk walls in great condition. The full-size Goodyear spare tire is said to be original to this car. It also has its jack. It has a reproduction rubber mat. It's a time capsule!

UNDERSIDE: The undercarriage still looks great too. The bottom is rust free original metal painted the same color as the body. It appears that regular maintenance has been completed as needed since then. All the steering and suspension components were removed during restoration then rebuilt or replaced and reinstalled. The brake system was totally rebuilt and it has four wheel drums all the way around. The exhaust system is so friggin cool! It came from the factory with dumps! It has a reproduction 3 inch exhaust system with a cross pipe and mufflers. Looking up at the very clean 426 max wedge motor you can read the correct casting #s. The correct 727 Torqueflite trans looks and performs great. The drive shaft has been painted black and the hardware looks great. The 8 3/4 Sure Grip rear end has original 3.91 gears. This factory race car has been thoroughly restored and preserved by its previous owners!

SERVICE: Our team of professional mechanics has completed a thorough inspection of the car and repaired or replaced the following items: replaced the door lock cylinders, did a front end alignment, replaced the steering column coupler, repaired the connection between the horn and ring contact, replaced the thermostat gasket and tuned the carburetors.

CONCLUSION: Rarely am I at a loss for words but this car has absolutely taken my breath away! Not only how this car was restored and preserved but also the story and history that is attached to it! This ultra-low production car is an absolute museum piece! Seize the opportunity to own a rare, documented factory race car today!

I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle. Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do a walk around video that explains the car's condition in detail. **These cars are displayed in a museum. If interested in a particular car, make an appointment with a salesman to see that car. Without an appointment there is an admission fee to enter the showroom. If you buy a car, your admission will be refunded, and you will be given a 1 year membership.

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