2000 Dodge Intrepid RT Sedan
When asked directly about the "Petty Blue" color, Richard related years later that indeed it had been a fluke. Late in the 1959 season, after having to rebuild one of the '59 Plymouth Fury's, Maurice told Richard that they didn't have enough white paint for the painting of the entire car. Being brought up to waste nothing, Richard found some dark blue paint, but not in a sufficient amount to paint the whole car. Richard said he looked at Maurice, and Maurice looked at him, and they just dumped the two paints into one tub, then proceeded to paint the Plymouth in the color that came out. When they got done, they were impressed themselves with the hue. Lee came back from an out of town race, and marveled at how that color set the car off. Almost electric is what he said. Of course, Richard and Maurice had to scramble to remember the right mix. Once they did, the formula became their secret, even to the point of being patented by a paint company as Petty Blue. When the 1960 season dawned, there was only one color on the Petty cars. The "electric" Petty Blue. It became their trademark.
From its NASCAR influences ("Win on Sunday Sell on Monday") this 2000 Dodge Intrepid (meaning fearless adventurer) comes to us for consignment. A mere 46K miles on her, all bathed in Stone White, and more rounded lines than a Playboy centerfold, Hugh Hefner would be jealous. A 1 owner car, loved racing, and wanted to drive the Petty Car he saw on track.
Stone White bathes the laser straight panels on this Intrepid. All integrated headlights, taillights, a front crash bumper, curved "smiling" grille definitely has some influence on our star of stage and screen Lightning McQueen from "Cars". Black rimmed tinted glass, a sunroof, and rear deck spoiler adorn the 4-door sedan. Nice 17-inch alloy wheels with good rubber are on all 4 corners.
Original to this car when built, X pattern broadcloth in gray is on the interior chairs, which are front buckets and a rear bench. Seats are all in excellent condition. The original dash is in front and sports white faced circular gauges within a gray and black field, and rounded and nice and clean, and moving downward to interact with the center console. Gray carpeting floods the floors, and a tight off-white headliner is above.
A 3.5L DOHC 6-cylinder engine is within the confines of a clean engine bay and produces 242 torque steering horsepower. It has EFI and a Chrysler Ultradrive transmission (A606-42LE) 4-speed automatic. The axle has a 3.66 final drive.
All clean, strong, and very solid with very minimal surface rust seen throughout. Suspension is independent McPherson struts the front, and for the back, independent multi link with Chapman Struts and power disc brakes all around.
All good on the test drive front, all worked as it should and it was a comfortable seat time session.
Inspired by the 2000 NASCAR series in its aero design, 4 dapper sedan format, all low miles and looking good for the taking. All the original paperwork, sales brochures, and window sticker are included with the car....R/T for the taking!!!!
H-Manual Belts, Front & Side Airbags
6-4 Door Sedan
V-3.5L DOHC V6 242hp
H-Brampton, ON Assy Plant
301459-Sequential Unit Number
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