Saturday, March 18, 2017

What's Your Spirit Animal? 1994 Dodge Spirit

If cars had spirit Animals, there are a few that are easy.  The Dodge Viper is a poisonous snake, the Ford Mustang is a wild pony, any Lamborghini is an angry bull.  But what about cars where the make/model name doesn't make it so easy; Mazda MX-5 Miata is a domesticated house cat, the Ford F-150 is a cow, and the Dodge Spirit is a squirrel.  Find this 1994 Dodge Spirit offered for $1,400 in Ft Myers, FL via craigslist.  Tip from Dascpcu.


I've got to clarify when I call this car a squirrel that I'm not talking about something like the Laotian giant flying squirrel -- which is a badass omnivore with a 4 foot wingspan that can glide from tree-to-tree -- quite the opposite, I'm talking about the most common squirrel you see begging for peanuts near a park bench.  Fat enough that it doesn't really need to work for food, but still quick enough to avoid the occasional unleashed dog or small child. A pathetic, but cute little thing.


The only real surprise from this low mile pile of extended wheelbase K-car parts is that its got a 3 liter V6 under the hood.  The Mitsubishi built 6G72 pushes out 141 horsepower from its 12 valve SOHC setup and is closely related to the DOHC 6G72 found in the Mitsubishi 3000GT non-turbo.  I wonder how difficult it would be to swap the 3000GT VR4 twin-turbo into one of these piles of parts?


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