JonMopar
JonMopar New Reader
11/22/13 6:29 p.m.

I wasn't quite sure where to put this, but I briefly had a Lapis Plymouth Neon ACR Coupe. It was clean, unmolested and stock. I actually had a matching Plym DOHC Coupe too (was my sis's first car back in 98)....for whatever reason, I became attached to neons in that funny purple/blue color lol.

Anyway, while out of the country, the GF took the ACR out to get groceries, only to have a speeding taxi run a redlight and t-bone her. It was a write off, she was hurt bad, but it could have and should have been worse. So sad story aside, the ACR was gone. Now I need another.

I've raced with my other Coupe, but it's not obviously not the same. Help reunite me with the car I've lost.

Sorry for the n00bish post. I'm a vet to the Mopar/DSM community, but new here.

wae
wae Reader
11/22/13 7:38 p.m.

There's a guy on neons.org in Florida selling an ACR roller with a bolt-in cage for $400. I think it's a former LeMons car. It's not Lapis, but it is totally hideous, so stripping it down and painting it would help to give the car its dignity back...

(I mean, it's awful. If the owner of that car is on here, I apologize, but wow -- not my thing at all. In fact, the only thing keeping me from hooking up the trailer and going to get it to pull the drivetrain out of my car and put it in it is the paint job)

JonMopar
JonMopar New Reader
11/22/13 8:03 p.m.

hahaha, I've seen some bad ones, so I can only imagine. Finding one that isn't stripped down, gutted out just nasty is going to be tough. I kind of want a clean stock one, just to hold on to. They can only be stock once, and ACRs hold a special place in my heart.

Doesn't have to be Lapis, but that would be neat! I found a thread with the exact car Im after, but I think I chimed in too late...think he sold it.

Vigo
Vigo UberDork
11/23/13 1:05 a.m.

I'm of no help, but as a neon enthusiast who also really digs the several funky colors chryco put on them, i sincerely hope you are able to get the one you want.

Duke
Duke UltimaDork
11/23/13 7:23 a.m.

Yeah, Lapis was about my favorite color, and rare in ACRs. I would check at neons.org as the largest and probably best (at least the good people are really good) Neon community. Good luck!

Travis_K
Travis_K UltraDork
11/23/13 12:35 p.m.

I don't think he has decided yet but my dad may want to sell his ACR. Its almost completely stock, and a very rare one (NYG plymouth 4 door, one of 15 as far as I know), but it needs paint, the front struts are dead, the rad support is slightly bent, etc. It has around 375k miles on it, but the engine and transmission both have much lower mileage.

JonMopar
JonMopar New Reader
11/23/13 8:58 p.m.

In reply to Travis_K:

375k...wow that's a lot of miles! I know neons get squeaky, rattly at 100k, so I can't imagine 375k! lol. I'd be interested though I suppose, if he wants to think about it. 4drs are SOHC. NYGs are rare, but seem to be the most popular among neon lovers (or at least the ones I see the most of).

I frequent neons.org, which has a wealth of knowledge. ACRs pop up from time to time, but mostly as part-outs, or gutted race shells, or modded/2.4 swapped versions. I know a lot of guys that have shied away from .org, just because at times it seems overran by 17yr olds with brightly painted interiors and faux hoodscoops lol. I was hoping to score a gen elsewhere. I promise, it'll be well loved!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/23/13 9:08 p.m.

Welcome to the forum. Hopefully someone here has a lead for you. I'm wondering if somewhere there's a decommissioned autocross ACR out there with your name on it.

Mazda787b
Mazda787b Reader
11/23/13 11:23 p.m.
JonMopar wrote: In reply to Travis_K: 375k...wow that's a lot of miles! I know neons get squeaky, rattly at 100k, so I can't imagine 375k! lol. I'd be interested though I suppose, if he wants to think about it. 4drs are SOHC. NYGs are rare, but seem to be the most popular among neon lovers (or at least the ones I see the most of). I frequent neons.org, which has a wealth of knowledge. ACRs pop up from time to time, but mostly as part-outs, or gutted race shells, or modded/2.4 swapped versions. I know a lot of guys that have shied away from .org, just because at times it seems overran by 17yr olds with brightly painted interiors and faux hoodscoops lol. I was hoping to score a gen elsewhere. I promise, it'll be well loved!

While it was ultimately GRM that sold my car, it was on the .org where I found it.

You can get lucky when an old-timer comes out of the woodwork and posts his car for sale. That's how I found mine.

f6sk
f6sk New Reader
11/25/13 7:48 p.m.

SRT and ACR

http://norfolk.craigslist.org/cto/4137366046.html http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/cto/4161141341.html http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/4165945175.html http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/4092840938.html http://honolulu.craigslist.org/big/pts/4190821604.html http://morgantown.craigslist.org/cto/4097908552.html http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/4080398716.html https://norfolk.craigslist.org/cto/4155665148.html http://sanmarcos.craigslist.org/cto/4186061497.html http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/4212454948.html

Jaxmadine
Jaxmadine HalfDork
11/25/13 8:46 p.m.

I would love a 4 door acr. Ive been looking to swap in a sohc for mine. Mpg whore.

JonMopar
JonMopar New Reader
11/25/13 9:37 p.m.

thanks for the links! I see a ton of 2G ACRs for sale, even locally. A stock, clean 1G is rare as anything. The few that are stock, were beat from daily driver duty. That silver one is nice, but looks tired

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 Dork
11/26/13 8:08 a.m.

sorry. i sold the lapis 97 acr a little while ago. great little car, but i got a bum knee.

JonMopar
JonMopar New Reader
11/26/13 12:53 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13:

Awww, thanks anyway. If you have the contact info of the guy you sold it , I'd like to track him down and try to buy it lol. I'll be discrete about it.

jonmopar@hotmail if anyone has any leads.

parker
parker Reader
11/26/13 7:13 p.m.
JonMopar wrote: thanks for the links! I see a ton of 2G ACRs for sale, even locally. A stock, clean 1G is rare as anything. The few that are stock, were beat from daily driver duty. That silver one is nice, but looks tired

Well the newest 1st gen is 15 years old. They are tired.

I have 2 very tired 1st gen R/T's for sale.

dansxr2
dansxr2 Dork
11/26/13 7:57 p.m.

A guy I know will be emailing you about a '98 R/T roller with 29k on it. ;-) your welcome.

Brokenbrakes
Brokenbrakes New Reader
11/26/13 8:43 p.m.

PM me for details...Located in Minneapolis area. I have a 1998 Intense Blue ACR, Very minimal mods, (Just K&N drop in and Mopar high rates) 177k miles

JonMopar
JonMopar New Reader
11/26/13 9:07 p.m.

I'm too new to send PMs ...but feel free to email me.

sad these cars are 15yrs old now. Where does the time go??

f6sk
f6sk New Reader
12/29/13 8:27 p.m.

http://york.craigslist.org/cto/4260499119.html

http://fortwayne.craigslist.org/cto/4220578180.html

http://houma.craigslist.org/cto/4247864212.html

http://westernmass.craigslist.org/cto/4231466717.html

http://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee/cto/4224234475.html

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/4226276380.html

JonMopar
JonMopar New Reader
12/30/13 9:40 p.m.

We're getting closer! although I don't want modded / boosted. I already have a turbo 1st gen ;)

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