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Mopar Announces Official Partnership with Classic Industries

Breaking News: at the SEMA Show this week in Las Vegas, Mopar announced its official restoration partnership with Classic Industries. This announcement comes as part of the unveiling of Mopar.com/restoration — a new online resource for owners and restorers of classic Dodge and Plymouth vehicles.

Breaking News: at the SEMA Show this week in Las Vegas, Mopar announced its official restoration partnership with Classic Industries. This announcement comes as part of the unveiling of ...

1969 Charger 500 - Rare MOPAR

The science of aerodynamics is closely intertwined with the history of automotive design, especially when it comes to race cars. By the late 1960s, the high-banked NASCAR oval tracks were becoming more competitive, and manufacturers were looking to improve lap times by reducing their vehicles' drag coefficients.

The science of aerodynamics is closely intertwined with the history of automotive design, especially when it comes to race cars. By the late 1960s, the high-banked NASCAR oval tracks were...

Petrolicious Video: "El Hemi" 1970 Challenger Restoration

One of our favorite aspects of classic car restoration is the impact it has on families across generations. Vehicles are often passed down from father to son to grandson, developing a significance that far transcends the metal, rubber, fabric, and glass they're constructed from.

One of our favorite aspects of classic car restoration is the impact it has on families across generations. Vehicles are often passed down from father to son to grandson, developing a...

1970 Challenger R/T - Mopar Parts on Display

If you've visited our Huntington Beach, California, Retail Showroom in the last few months, you'll no doubt recognize this week's featured car. That's because this 1970 Challenger R/T is currently on display in the center of the room! The Classic Industries Retail Showroom serves not only as a restoration parts storefront for local customers, but also as a showcase for timeless cars like this one. After all, what better way to demonstrate our ever-growing Mopar parts line than with a real car?

If you've visited our Huntington Beach, California, Retail Showroom in the last few months, you'll no doubt recognize this week's featured car. That's because this 1970 Challenger R/T is...

1968 Dodge Dart - Street/Strip A-Body

At Classic Industries, we love a good resto-mod build, and this mean 1968 Dodge Dart certainly ticks all the boxes. Owner David Fritz, of Irvine, California, knew from day one that he wanted to build an aggressive machine that could do double-duty on the street and drag strip, and he executed his plan over the course of 7 years. When he bought the Dart, it was a humble inline-6 in rough shape, and he tore it all apart to rebuild it with a different purpose entirely. This A-body Mopar car is made to turn heads and win races.

At Classic Industries, we love a good resto-mod build, and this mean 1968 Dodge Dart certainly ticks all the boxes. Owner David Fritz, of Irvine, California, knew from day one that he wanted to...

2015 MOPAR Catalog - New Restoration Parts!

Classic Industries is proud to announce its latest MOPAR catalog, packed full of new A, B, and E-Body restoration parts and accessories! In this post, we've compiled a sample of the many all-new products you'll find in the pages of our latest MOPAR book. To see even more groundbreaking products, check out the 2015 catalog, now available in full-color printed format or as a PDF digital download.

Classic Industries is proud to announce its latest MOPAR catalog, packed full of new A, B, and E-Body restoration parts and accessories! In this post, we've compiled a sample of the many all-new...

Mopar Lighting Guide - A, B, and E-Body Bulb Charts

Owning a classic Mopar car is a labor of love, since finding the right restoration parts can sometimes be a difficult task. That's why Classic Industries began offering restoration parts for a variety of A, B, and E-Body models--we want to help Mopar owners restore their cars and keep them in showroom condition.

With this philosophy in mind, we also wanted to help restorers tackle some of the trickier tasks, such as replacing interior and exterior light bulbs. Swapping a burned-out bulb seems like an easy task—after all, how many mechanics does it take to change a light bulb? However, there are a number of different bulbs used throughout the 1960s and '70s Mopar lines, so having a guide to the specific applications is essential.

Owning a classic Mopar car is a labor of love, since finding the right restoration parts can sometimes be a difficult task. That's why Classic Industries began offering restoration parts for a...

Dodge Challenger Parts Restore Mopar Muscle

Back in the heyday of the muscle car, it took Dodge a while to catch up with the Mustang, but it's said that perfection takes time. Thanks to the efforts of product planners, designers and stylists who gave it progressive styling, tapered high-back bucket seats, powerful engines, and an all-out muscle car demeanor, Dodge Challenger was the hottest automobile Chrysler Corporation had ever produced.

Back in the heyday of the muscle car, it took Dodge a while to catch up with the Mustang, but it's said that perfection takes time. Thanks to the efforts of product planners, designers and...

'66 Dodge Coronet - A True Survivor

This pristine car features the rare factory optional 426ci Hemi motor, which pumps out a substantial 425hp. One blip of the throttle, and you'll know it's no ordinary Coronet.

The term "survivor" invokes images of doing battle and coming out unscathed, against all the odds. Similarly, when applied to a classic car, the term "survivor" indicates a vehicle that has endured the passing of many miles and decades in near-untouched factory condition. These unlikely survivors still look brand-new, without the aid of extensive restoration work.

This pristine car features the rare factory optional 426ci Hemi motor, which pumps out a substantial 425hp. One blip of the throttle, and you'll know it's no ordinary Coronet.

The term...

1968 Charger: Faster than a Speeding Bullitt?

One Last Stop in Surf City for Menacing 1968 Dodge Charger

A Mopar enthusiast from Austria is the proud new owner of this black beauty. However, before this 1968 Charger set off for its new European home, it found its way to the Classic Industries showroom in Huntington Beach, California.

The sharp bodywork and red line tires of this 1968 Dodge Charger create an imposing presence. It's easy to see why the Charger was chosen for McQueen's enemies.

The new owner was on a tight schedule, but fortunately for all of us, he did have enough time for the Classic Industries photography team to get a few shots of this immaculate Mopar icon.

One Last Stop in Surf City for Menacing 1968 Dodge Charger

A Mopar enthusiast from Austria is the proud new owner of this black beauty. However, before this 1968 Charger set off for its new...