1971 Dodge Colt
Hello! I'm selling this 1971 Dodge Colt. This is a fun car, and it's a must see! You will love the car and the documentation that goes it. It was bought it from the original owner's grandson.
Factory literature is included, as are period advertisements, a Haynes manual, color guide, a binder of service records, and the original purchase agreement. This car sold new for $2,522 purchase price.
It was purchased new from Fremont Dodge in California on July 10, 1971 and is finished in yellow with a black roof over a black vinyl interior.
The original owner gave the car to his daughter for commuting, and she kept the car through the late 1990s. It then returned to the original owner, who worked on the car with his grandson over the coming years, including reupholstering the seats and making a custom center console.
In 2013 the car was given to the grandson, who fitted a Weber carburetor to the 1,597cc inline-four, rebuilt the brakes and suspension, fitted a new exhaust, and more.
The car was repainted in yellow in the 1980s, and it does have some minor flaking and chips in the finish. A previous vinyl top was removed during the repaint, and the roof was finished in matte black primer. There is some bubbling on the lower fenders and rear quarters.
The car retains factory chrome bumpers and US-market lighting with side markers. 13″ steel wheels are fitted with Colt-branded wheel covers and Toyo Eclipse tires measuring 165/80 and showing 2015 date codes.
The cabin is upholstered in black leather with matching carpets and plastics. The owners had the seats reupholstered . Cracking is present on the center upper dash, and the car retains the factory two-spoke steering wheel and AM radio.
Power is provided by a 1,597cc Mitsubishi Saturn engine with a single Weber carburetor and a small chrome air cleaner assembly. The factory air cleaner housing is included. Drive is sent to the rear wheels via a 3-speed automatic transmission.
After acquiring the car in 2013, the original owner’s grandson is said to have rebuilt the brakes, fitted a new exhaust system, serviced the transmission, replaced the rear-end gear oil, and flushed the cooling system.
The suspension and brakes were also rebuilt, including replacement of the rear wheel cylinders and a flush of the brake fluid.
We are a small vintage car shop in Salem, Oregon - Denwerks (DA0612). Give me a call to come and see this little piece of history and enjoy your summer adventures.