|Richard Leff, owner of this Mopar, passed away in February 2004.
Richard was an avid fan of early B bodies and active participant
in the 1962 to 1965 Mopar Mail List Clubhouse and the
Mopar Mail List. Posting to the Mail Lists right up to the end,
his last mail to the Clubhouse List was on February 2.
The Mopar community will miss you, Richard.
|Richard was often seen at car shows,
frequently proudly accepting a "Best of"
award for his Dart.
For example, at left picture,
the Dart won Best Mopar
at the Seal Beach California Chamber
and Business Association's 2003
16th Annual Car Show
|Richard transformed an original,
rust-free six cylinder 3 speed stick
Dart into a beautiful 413 Max Wedge Mopar.
Pictures here were taken at
Adams Avenue Donuts in Huntington
|The Dart is a very nice
In Richard's own words,
(from mid 2001):
|"It's NOT an earthquake.
It's NOT a Tornado.
It's NOT a rocket, fired from an Air Force base.
It's NOT the Concord.
It IS a 1962 Dodge Dart two door post car, TOTALLY restored complete with a 644 HP (not a typo),
MAX WEDGE exhaust AND intake manifold, dual carb, of course -- mean fighting machine.
This car was designed and built to duplicate the RAM CHARGER cars of the 1960's....
Sooooooooooooo; cover your ears cause this thing is loud, real loud.
Electric fuel pump, solids, 10:1 compression, 3 inch TTI MAX WEDGE exhaust system,
GIGANTIC valves (2.14 - 1.88) on stage II MAX WEDGE heads, steel crank, all balanced,
3:55 SureGrip, 1965 rear end and a beefed up 727 tranny, push button on the dash,
for sure." Richard Leff