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1972 Dodge Demon Was A Serious Performer

By Elizabeth Puckett Mar 15, 2019
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By Elizabeth Puckett Mar 15, 2019
One of the highlights of the March Premier auction is this example of Dodge's first-generation Demon. And you thought the new one was cool

The modern Dodge Demon may have taken over the moniker when it comes to  popularity, but it was not the first to carry the name. This classic 1972 Dodge Demon is an excellent reminder that the badge was initially worn by a car that now screams of collector status. 

When this example heads for auction during the Premier March event at the Charlotte Harbor Event Center, bidders will receive a unique opportunity to claim a unique old school Mopar that's ready to hit the road in style. Or in a cloud of tire smoke. The choice is yours!

Initially introduced as a value package product by Mopar, the Dodge Demon was designed to carry stance and trim similar to that of the Dodge Dart. The body was based on the Plymouth Duster, shortened for an overall length that’s about four inches shorter. 

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Dodge advertised the Demon as a performance car, produced over a short first-generation run of 1971/2 year models. Fast forward to 2019, and amongst the Mopar collector market, there has been a breakout of cars like this one due to its' smaller stature.

Even though it’s not rocking a massive 440 six pack engine, a 383 cubic inch engine stuffed into an A-Body is a recipe for some serious drag racing - not to mention the launches you’d be able to snatch with the 727 Torqueflite automatic transmission with 2200 stall converter. The engine in the car is a rebuilt stroker with only 3200 miles since it was redone.

This example has a green exterior with Demon badging, and green bench seating on the inside. It rolls on new Crager SS wheels that are wrapped in BFG white letter tires.

Then there’s the matter of the 1972 Demon being a low production car, with only ,000 produced, and certainly far fewer still in existence - more than enough to make it a collectable based on this factor.

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