- $16,995 Get Financing
- Midnight Black
- Black and Gray
- Seller: streetsideatl
- Phone: 877-367-1835
Rare, interesting, original, and exceptionally affordable, this 1961 Dodge Lancer 770 is a one of the most eye-catching true classics you can get your hands on right now.
Only on sale for two years, Dodge would get their own version of the Valiant under the Lancer name. So this sedan really helps reinforce that Mopars are often some of the scarcest finds out there. But more than just rarity, when you can get an example like this one, it's time to take notice. The car is one of the most interesting designs of the era with a sharply pointed front end that brings the hood, grille, and bright bumper to the same aggressive tip. The front fender has an artful line that extends into the front doors, and the bright trim really highlights this streak. And those distinct wraparound tailfins give this compact an extended profile. You can see it all so well because the panels are quite straight on a car that's believed to be a well-respected survivor. Even the correct Midnight Black paint is suspected to be original. It has an aged-in appearance, and so factory or not, the look will have people talking about a cool survivor without you having to say a word.
The upper-level 770 model meant a nicer interior, and the so a tasteful white and silver join the exterior-matching black for a great factory-style look inside. This was a compact car by 1960s standards, but today that means plenty of room for family and friends across two wide benches. So while everything looks quite correct, items like the seat covers and carpeting were likely updated later in life just to keep this car a more comfortable cruiser for everyone. And the best seat always belongs to the driver. This Dodge has an artful look with the factory steering wheel, ornate gauges, and a cool push-button setup for the heat/defrost.
The Chrysler/Dodge slant-six was just beginning its lifecycle in 1961, but today we know these to be hardy and torque-filled motors. The long red block is the correct-style 170 cubic-inch engine. It has been treated correctly, and even includes newer investments, like the alternator, wiring, distributor, and more. That's why this one remains a strong powerhouse. These aren't speed demons, but that's not the point of a classic/survivor like this. And you really feel the full potential of the motor as you take control with the floor-shift three-speed manual transmission. These are quite a fun driver with a strong unibody construction (a true rarity for this time) and even brand new modern tires.
Here's a cool Mopar with survivor qualities that's a rare sight at most cruise-ins and events. We bet you're intrigued, and at this affordable price, you're not the only one. So hurry up and call today!