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1974 Duster - Mopar Family

We always enjoy seeing the enthusiasm for classic cars passed down from generation to generation. This family trait ensures these vehicles are valued and cared for as they should be, even after being passed on from one owner to the next. The story of this 1974 Duster reinforces our thoughts on the subject.

We always enjoy seeing the enthusiasm for classic cars passed down from generation to generation. This family trait ensures these vehicles are valued and cared for as they should be, even after...

1966 Valiant Signet - High School Sweetheart

For many of us, high school was an exciting time, thanks to the independence of finally being able to drive. There was no more requirement to ride a bike or beg friends and family to drop you off—with your first car, the world was your oyster.

For many of us, high school was an exciting time, thanks to the independence of finally being able to drive. There was no more requirement to ride a bike or beg friends and family to drop you...

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...

'64 Valiant Convertible - Perky Plymouth

One of the things we love about classic cars is their wide range of variation in shapes, sizes, and styles. Some classic cars appear aggressive and muscular, with wide flared fenders and gaping grill openings, while others appear poised and refined, with intricate chrome ornaments and sweeping lines. If we had to use a single word to describe this 1964 Plymouth Valiant, that word would be cheerful. The wide-set round headlights, bright red body, and peppy 318ci V8 would put a smile on anyone's face.

One of the things we love about classic cars is their wide range of variation in shapes, sizes, and styles. Some classic cars appear aggressive and muscular, with wide flared fenders and gaping...

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...

'74 Plymouth Barracuda - One Mean Fish

We've always been big fans of the Plymouth Barracuda, especially in its final 1970-74 iteration. The sleek lines, wide stance, variety of potent engine choices, and vibrant color options made it a strong contender in the muscle car era. So, when we saw this lean, green resto-modded Barracuda pull into our showroom parking lot, we knew we had to check it out.

We've always been big fans of the Plymouth Barracuda, especially in its final 1970-74 iteration. The sleek lines, wide stance, variety of potent engine choices, and vibrant color options made it...

Celebrating the Dog Days of Summer for a Good Cause

Cars and dogs just seem to go together. Whether you're washing your classic car in the driveway, wrenching late at night in the garage, or going for a top-down cruise to the beach, your four-legged best friend will always be there by your side. The onset of the dog days of summer reminded us of this connection between man, machine, and dog, and got us thinking about a way to help the dog lovers among us.

Cars and dogs just seem to go together. Whether you're washing your classic car in the driveway, wrenching late at night in the garage, or going for a top-down cruise to the beach, your...

All Girls Garage - Sleeper 'Cuda Build

 

Popping the hood of this rusty Plymouth to reveal its new Hemi heart will be a pleasant surprise… unless you’re about to race against it, that is.

 
Here at Classic Industries, we love sleeper vehicle builds—even the name evokes mystery. Much like a sleeper cell of operatives that infiltrates a bigger group, waiting for the right time to strike, sleeper cars are perfect for hiding in plain sight. The dented beater that rolls up to you at a stop light might just blast by you with tires ablaze when you least expect it. This unexpected characteristic never fails to keep things interesting.

 

Popping the hood of this rusty Plymouth to reveal its new Hemi heart will be a pleasant surprise… unless you’re about to race against it, that is.

 Here at Classic Industries, we love sleeper...

'67 Plymouth Barracuda - Realizing a Dream

Jeremy's '67 Barracuda makes for an ideal daily driver, especially when the sun's out and the top's down.

If, like us, you call yourself an automotive enthusiast, chances are good that you share an appreciation for a wide range of makes and models. However, there's always one car that trumps them all, and makes your heart skip a beat the moment you lay eyes on it: your dream car.

For Jeremy Fleener, of Encino, California, that car is the 1967 Plymouth Barracuda convertible seen here. Jeremy recently stopped by our Huntington Beach showroom, and we took the opportunity to get to know him, snap a few photos, and learn more about the car.

Jeremy's '67 Barracuda makes for an ideal daily driver, especially when the sun's out and the top's down.

If, like us, you call yourself an automotive enthusiast, chances are good that you...