1970 Dodge Phoenix 400 – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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In terms of metal per dollar, this big-body is a lot of car for the money

Throughout the 1960s, the Australian car market was dominated by three US-owned car makers, and the three were at war with each other, in offering a big US-style luxo-barge flagship.

On offer from Dodge was the Phoenix; Australian-assembled and positioned above the Chrysler Royal as the flagship luxury offering.

Despite sharing much of its componentry with the Plymouth Fury in the US, no two-door version of the Aussie Phoenix was offered, instead it was solely optioned as a four-door sedan.

Phoenixes were sold with only a 383 originally, but gained a smaller 318 option in 1969. The 318 was shared with Valiants so spares are plentiful. And anything you can’t find locally will have plenty of support from the US.

1969 was to be the final update; and with it, disc brakes finally arrived behind the front wheels. A feature that was already offered on almost all competitors.

This 1970 Dodge Phoenix is listed at $15,000, and is well presented in photos.

The car has been repainted in a striking custom Copper Orange, and the top end has reportedly been reconditioned with new heads, camshaft and lifters. The engine also features an Edelbrock intake manifold and a Holley 4-barrel.

The car sits on a staggered set of 17x8 and 17x9.5 Hopstars.

The interior is in fair condition but presentable condition, and the seller states the car could use a little TLC.

The price looks fair however for a solid running driver. It may not be an immediate concours winner but will be an awesome Sunday cruiser with plenty of room for mates. The car would also make a great base for a minor restoration.

The car is based in Queensland, and you can check out the full listing here!

 

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