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« on: March 07, 2006, 11:49:01 AM »

I scanned some old prints of the Propane X or Rated X car.  These are from the Spring Fling Show in Van Nuys, CA about 15 years ago.  The sign reads, "714 678-XXX/ 4 Sale/ OR Mopar/ Trades/ 90% Complete/ Rebuilt # match motor."  714 was all of Orange County back then.


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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2006, 11:50:05 AM »

two more.


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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2006, 12:04:28 PM »

are those 14" wheels?  my god that rubber sidewall looks HUGE! Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2006, 12:41:10 PM »

i have an old hot rod mag and have seen a few pics of that car ,it used to have a blower, i was wondering what happend to that car-MATT
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2006, 12:48:52 PM »

how wide do you think those rear tires are pocket??? just a guesstimate
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2006, 06:40:37 PM »

If I'm not mistaken I had always thought the Propane X car was owned by a lady in the northeast of America. Any possiblity this is another car?
It could be the Propane X car as well I notice it is a HEMI and that the Propane X car was R4 red with a white tail stripe. It was also a very early C500 as I recall too. Somewhere around the 5th one built or so.
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2006, 08:19:05 PM »

The car definately spent time in New Jersey.  There is an oval decal behind the "For Sale" sign that reads, "New Jersey Bracket Racing Assn," around a cartoon car.  The decal on the back of the passenger rear window reads, "Tom Chamberlin."
It was a four speed, manual steering car.  The Oct. 1970 Popular Mechanics has a short article on LPG cars with a photo of Propane-X.  The lettering is different and its wearing cragar S/S wheels up front.
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2006, 05:47:59 AM »

I would love to know where that car wound up going to. As I said before I believe it is the 5th one built, as in 69 500's. Being that the first is 610 I think the Propane X car is 615. Also think it had the same options as the first ones, cloth inset seats, power windows and such.

I'm guessing it might have even had the buildsheet to the first one in it.
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2006, 05:08:57 AM »

 Propane X a red white stripe 69 charger 500 426 automatic car from NJ never registered with 12 miles on it XX29J9B110615 of SGT Deanna Broyles Wrightstown NJ .Tom Chamberlin is a local NJ racer and car builder.And is well known in our town
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2006, 05:28:37 AM »

So are you thinking that this isn't the Propane X car then Dave? I would think it is the same car.
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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2006, 09:18:51 PM »

An article....


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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2006, 09:40:15 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2006, 10:14:16 AM »

Anyone else notice that the rear marker light bezels are painted body color not stripe color on the Prone X car in that magazine article?
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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2006, 11:04:19 AM »

As they are on the Rated X car at the top of the thread.
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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2006, 11:43:19 AM »

Those pictures of that rated X car show the trunk floor cut right where that article shows the propane tank,and there is no gas tank in the car. looks like the same car to me.
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« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2006, 04:35:20 AM »

I agree,it looks like the same car to me.There cannot be too many red Hemi Charger 500s around.
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« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2006, 05:28:52 AM »

did X rated , have / or signs of having power windows because propane X had them. need vin numbers or fender tag codes to be sure, probably is the same C500.
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« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2006, 05:51:56 PM »

Tan Top do you have the fender tag information for the Propane X car? All I know is the VIN and i'm assuming it is equiped like the 4 cars that predeed it in the VIN order. All are the same color interior, exterior, and stripe. Only difference is 1 of them is an AT.
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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2006, 06:04:30 PM »

I think he gathered that from the article.  It mentions that the car " is equipped with radio, heater, power windows, power steering, and power brakes.  It also has been completely undersealed."

It would be cool if he or someone else had the tag info though!

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« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2006, 03:39:42 AM »

sorry  ( 69 500) no icon_smile_sad never seen that one in person. i read that same article about  25 +  years ago and have always remember it to have been loaded with power windows , under coating etc.
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« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2006, 02:25:58 PM »

Which would make it identical to the 4 cars right in front of it on the assembly line. From the first one to the Propane X car which to me is the 5th one built, are all R4 red, with cloth insert seats, power windows, and consoles, and white tail stripes. However 1 of those cars was an Automatic for sure, then 3 of the others are 4 speeds for sure, but 1 I'm unsure of.
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« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2006, 10:24:34 AM »

Notice in the color photos on top, the car aint got no wing windows...
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« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2006, 10:29:16 AM »

Notice in the color photos on top, the car aint got no wing windows...
 
                   good  scope spot , didn't notice that be before  . may be its perspex
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« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2006, 11:05:08 AM »

And yet the Propane X does.  Hmmm?

I still think they are the same car personally.
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« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2006, 04:21:46 PM »

I would think that removing the wing windows would shave a hair more weight off of the car, thus in a racing application making it a better avenue.

What made you dig up this thread the other day? INteresting note though about the wing windows I hadn't noticed that.
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