Feb 4, 2008 update to the Dodge Neon ACR project car

Hi.

The hood needs to be repainted and we need a new front bumper cover.
The rear looks good–just a bit of clear coat peeling here and there.

A hundred bucks won’t buy you much these days, but it did buy us a car that drove down here to Florida from Maryland just fine.

We’ve taken possession of our newest project car. It’s a 1995 Plymouth Neon Sport Coupe in that particularly awesome factory color of Nitro Yellow Green (or NYG for the NeonNerds out there). The Neon has 135,000 miles on the ticker and it runs just fine, despite the fact that the purchase price was just one Benjamin. That’s right, $100.

A hundred bucks won’t buy you much these days, but it did buy us a car that drove down here to Florida from Maryland just fine. It used about a half-quart of oil and it’s got some paint issues, but otherwise, this Neon is a nice, solid car that we just had to save from the crusher (literally).

This particular Sport Coupe is loaded with every option that Plymouth offered, including an automatic transmission, leather interior and cruise control. Our plan is to convert it to a manual transmission and take it to the track, whether that’s the dirt track of a rallycross or the pavement of an autocross or track day.

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