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1978 Dodge Aspen

Super Coupe
GAA Classic Cars February 2021
Thursday, 25 February - Saturday, 27 February 2021
$23,220
Sale Price
No
Reserve
26 February 2021
Sold Date
FR0249
Lot Number
#2-
Visually maintained, largely original
GAA Classic Cars
Auction House
Chassis no. A9UF744259. Sable Tan Sunfire Metallic over black vinyl. 360/175hp, 3-speed Torqueflite automatic, fender flares, air dam, hood scoop, rear spoiler, later Pioneer stereo, air conditioning

Evaluation: Clean body, interior, and trunk. Showing 61,712 believable miles and appears well-maintained with only light general age.

Bottom Line: There isn’t much that’s “super” about the Aspen Super Coupe’s 175-hp engine and 3-speed TorqueFlite. But it certainly looks the part with its graphics, flares, air dam, blacked out hood, and hood scoop, while heavy-duty suspension and a rear sway bar at least make things more interesting when the road gets twisty.

With some sources claiming just 351 built, the Aspen Super Coupe is one rare piece of Malaise Era kitsch. This one brought a healthy price but it’s still arguably a good value. A Burt Reynolds-spec Trans Am in this condition would bring thousands more even though the Dodge is way rarer and not any slower.

by Andrew Newton
8 March 2021
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Comments

  • Gerald walk says:

    Hello, I have been into mopars since I was 16 and that’s when I got married my wife had a 79 volare with all the wraps I built many mopars through the ages from 58 now I just recently purchased a 1978 Dodge Aspen super coupe fully loaded with AC I just think that with all of Dodge and Plymouth styling back in those days this is one beautiful car and I plan on taking good care of her thank you just another car crazy person oh and my 360 hp is triple seven on the serial number I think that’s really crazy thank you so much again

  • Ray Adams says:

    Happy to see you were able to get your hands on a ( S.C. ) I ordered mine mid November 77. Took 6.5 months to receive delivery. Have had years of fun with. Also 186000 miles clocked. Gets more looks than most.
    Be careful when being passed , have found other drivers trying to get a look have a tendency to drift toward you.
    Other than that. HAVE. FUN.

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