Here at the Daily Turismo, we take pride in being frugal. Why waste your money on an old Porsche when you can have just as much fun in a Renault Fuego...but sometimes a car shows up with a hefty price tag, but still tugs at one's heartstrings. Like this 1970 Dodge Challenger with Viper V10 power found here on eBay currently bidding for $39,100 reserve-not-met with 4 days to go, located in Rio Linda, CA.
Even a blind man would be a fool to not love the original (1969-1974) Dodge Challenger. It was Chrysler's approach to the pony car and slightly larger than it's E-body sibling, the Plymouth Barracuda. This Challenger has a 2004 Viper 505 cubic inch V10 engine rated at 550 horsepower mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Not sure if I buy that the car "drives and handles like a new viper, but better" ...but...I still want it.
What do you think? Is this crazy money? Or is $50k an acceptable amount of money to spend on your mid-life crisis car? Comments below.