Started on Feb. 2 by Greg Voth

1980 Dodge Aspen

1980 Dodge Aspen 225ci Slant Six (The leaning tower of power) 3 speed auto 90hp 170 tq This sweet car cost me $250. It gets about 20 mpg around town if I stay out of it. I characterize it as “effortlessly slow” since unlike some four bangers it really doesn’t work that hard to go slow. Mods: Dog dish hubcaps -$30 Color Matched Painted Steel Wheels - $30 Stock rear bumper flush mounted Future mods: Possibly lower it with blocks in the back and turn down the torsion bar in the front. Plan: Daily driver Possible rallycross back-marker and Babe Rally candidate. Fix some of the minor rust. ???? Profit

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Baxter
Feb. 2, 2009, 2:10 p.m.

I had a 70-something Volaré for awhile. I kinda dug it, in spite of its mediocrity.

MadScientistMatt
Feb. 2, 2009, 3:25 p.m.

Nice score. "Effortlessly slow" is a pretty good description of how these drive.

aussiesmg
Feb. 3, 2009, 11:25 a.m.

I had a tour of this car and Greg has some excellent Grassroots plans for her future, she will live to terrorize the streets again

NewEdgePerf
Feb. 6, 2009, 4:22 p.m.

There is a trick to using a either a Ford Fairmont or Mercury Zephyr front bumper on these cars cause they are narrower and fit better when you take off the bumper shocks. I used to know someone who auto-crossed one for a while. Removing the bumper shocks save a bunch of weight off the extreme ends of these cars.

Greg
CMSgreg
Feb. 12, 2009, 8:29 a.m.

I removed the rear bumper shocks this weekend. The rear bumper itself weights north of 50lbs but the bumper shocks were maybe 5lbs each. It helped the look of the car a great deal not having 4 inches of gap. Now I just need to secure it with four mounting points instead of two and some plumbers tape and zip ties.

gamby
April 12, 2009, 11:39 p.m.

Wonderfully awful :p ;)

GregTivo
April 25, 2009, 11 p.m.

I certainly do hope to see your fine F-body on the BABE Rally. The Volare could always use Mopar company

Greg
CMSgreg
July 23, 2009, 11:52 a.m.

Sold it today with the blown transmission for $400.

Alfaromeoguy
Jan. 19, 2019, 5:42 p.m.

90 hp. How do keep it on the ground?

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