1970 Swinger 340 FJ5

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    Looks nice. Check fender tag and VIN. Make sure engine is #'s matching. He had it on a lift so I don't know why he didn't take a picture of the stamping on the block. Also wasn't a good shot of front brakes. Make sure they're disc brakes, otherwise it's not a real 340 car.
     
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    Very nice looking car, but the fender tag looks too nice. I'm wondering if it is a reproduction one??
     
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    Nice car, I would check it thoroughly. That tag does look newer, with a gap where a code should be between FJ5 and A01 and the END being stamped crooked. There are also no inspection stamps on it, some did not get a stamp, but one more thing that makes me suspicious. Not to mention the Vin plate has been painted or plated.
     
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    I actually know the car and the original builder who is not the guy selling it now. The fender tag and vin are legit, it has the number stamped in the lip of the trunk too. The door sticker is a repop.

    For the one poster, that space between FJ5 and A01 is proper as is the 'END' being crooked. I have pictures of other fender tags showing the crooked 'END' so that must have been a tooling thing. The other fender tag I have also shows no signs of inspection stamps.

    The disc brakes on the car are from a 1973' and up car. That's the way the car was when the builder got it. I asked him if the car had the washer welded to the fron of the K-member and he didn't remember so it is quite possible that the whole kmemeber from a 73 and up car was put into it. It had a drag racing history/life so who knows what they were thinking when they wanted large bolt pattern brakes on it, probably for better wheel selection..?

    The engine is a 69 date code but not matching. And the transmission is a 727 lock up unit out of a 1974 vehicle. The diff is not the original one either. All large bolt pattern.

    I contacted the seller on EBay and he was claiming date code correct motor and a matching numbers trani when I asked him. Shame shame!!! Unless by some twist of fait he located the original transmission in his short time of ownership....

    None the less the builder and I have talked several times and he put many many hours and over $30k USD into restoring the car.

    all this said what do you chaps think its worth?
     
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    Thinking around $18,000. If it were a matchin #s car in the 30's
     
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    The car's history is surely tainted. 18k is all the money.
     
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    So it hit 23,400 reserve not met.

    There is another on this week, real nice, factory air, and actually a numbers matching car too. It will be interesting to see what it goes for now. 1970 Dodge Dart | eBay
     
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    I don't get some of these 'restorers'. In an effort for originality there is a paint dab on a DRUM MASTER CYLINDER.
     
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    Good catch. Front brakes must drag with residual pressure.....