Daytona Turbo C/S
1986 Dodge Daytona Turbo C/S
1986 Dodge Daytona Turbo C/S
The Dodge Daytona, taking a hallowed muscle car name from the past, debuted for 1984 along with its identical Chrysler Laser twin. These cars were based on a modified K platform, but the wheelbase had been shortened from 100.1" to 97" creating the "G" body. Chrysler fancied the Daytona and Laser twins to be alternatives to such heavyweights as the Chevrolet Camaro, Pontiac Firebird and the Ford Mustang, even the Porsche 944 in some of its advertising.
For consignment, a rust free 54,287 mile survivor in the form of a 1986 Daytona Turbo Z from Dodge and this one even has the C/S handling package. A 3 owner car and owned by the first owner until 2013, (an interesting note is that on the day the car was delivered to its first owner it was snowing and that was the one and only time it saw snow during his tenure), mostly garage kept, and safely tucked away in 1997 when life changes preempted having a sports car, now waiting for you to enjoy and pamper. A nice interior and an all-original car, (our consignor states that the paint is also all original), and a winner of several trophies at local cruise nights, all here and ready for the plucking.
Some of the square and rectangle design mantra of the mid 1980's is beginning to melt away on this car. Quad rectangular headlights rest on the border of the neoprene bumper and the entire body is drenched in sinister black with the only hint of what this car holds is a gold C/S fender badge. Some ground effects cowling is added to the rockers, black trimmings surrounding the windows. a small spoiler on the back behind a greenhouse glass fastback, and a snappy badged rear bumper. An aftermarket sunroof was cut in when the car was new to give you a hint of pleasant sunshine on your travels. 15-inch wheels with gold centers and polished lips are wrapped in Kumho rubber all around.
Clean beige is noted throughout this interior, and for the doors it starts out with a bang in checked broadcloth inserts surrounded by deep beige velour and carpeting below. Slipping inside, more checked broadcloth tuck and roll inserts surrounded by more beige velour bolsters are covering buckets upfront and a 2 plus 2 rear bench. Inside here, the square and rectangle design abounds with a square center console, black insert to the dash front and beige molded vinyl surrounds which is crack free and not faded. The original leather stitched covered steering wheel is fronting this dash, and in the center, we note the AM/FM/Cassette which was added on as this car was born a radio delete, temp sliders and a digital clock. Deep beige carpeting floods the floors and looks almost showroom new. A tan felted headliner is above and is fairly tight complete with working light and sunroof cut in.
Under the hood is the heart of the matter in a 2.2-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged mill making 146hp. It sports EFI and a 5-speed manual transmission for those downshifts when you go into turn one. A 3.57 final drive put power to the ground.
Metal with some patina and slight surface rust, but all structurally sound. It has all aged nicely and was garage kept. The front suspension is made up of independent suspension and McPherson struts and for the back, coil springs. Power disc brakes are upfront and power drums for the rear. A stock exhaust is on and shows only minor surface rust. Plenty of ground effects built in under here with smooth solid seams and straight metal.
This car started quickly and off to the test track where it performed as it should, quick acceleration and slight turbo lag. Good handling and bias free panic stopping. All worked well on our drive save for the air conditioning blowing warm and the tachometer would intermittently stick at 2000rpm.
Unlike the Camaro or Mustang, this Daytona offered up a sporty 2 plus 2 sports car with snappy acceleration with the turbo, AND good gas mileage, which the others could not match. It had its niche and endured a 9 year run. A great color combo, low miles and only 3 owners makes this ripe for the picking.
4-2 Door Hatchback
E-2.2L Turbo 4 Cylinder
G-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
161409-Sequential Unit Number
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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