• Jul 9, 2009
1962 Dodge Dart limo 'Nunrunner' - Click above for high-res image gallery

And now for something completely different. We can't recall ever seeing another vehicle quite like this 1962 Dodge Dart, which was converted into a limo wagon that was supposedly intended for the Vatican and later sold to a Catholic Church in Kentucky – and that's probably for the best.

As scary as the beast may be to look at, the team from Wicked Rides Inc. reports that it's actually a trouble-free driver thanks to the modern V10 engine yanked from a Dodge Ram and T56 six-speed manual transmission from a Viper it was blessed with when converted into The Nunrunner – reliable enough, in fact, to have taken part in the last Hot Rod Power Tour with nary a breakdown.

Underneath the rusty outer shell sits a chassis that's been fortified with the K-frame and suspension bits from a 2004 Corvette Z06, though we doubt it handles anything like the pilfered sportscar from which those bits came. To fully take in all that the Nunrunner has to offer, we suggest you amble through our photo gallery below and click past the break for a couple of drag racing videos where the eight-door contraption lines up against a Shelby Cobra (real or knockoff, we're not sure) for a trip down the 'ole 1320.

Interested in making this unique vehicle your own? Click here for the actual eBay auction. Current bid: $1,075 (reserve not yet met). Thanks for the tip, Richard!



[Source: eBay]

VIDEOS:
Buzzin down the track




Nunrunner BRistol Dragway


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Awesome.
      • 5 Years Ago
      There's a same-year Dart near me for sale. If I had the room, I'd love to add it to the fleet. Sadly, I think the neighbors would torch my house. :P

      A V10/6 speed swap sounds about right, as does the C5 suspension bits underneath it. For fuel economy, you know.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm not sure why, but for some reason I was expecting something faster than 18 seconds! It doesn't really accelerate, so much as accumulate speed.

      I wonder how long that driveshaft is....
      • 5 Years Ago
      Pimp
      chinnha
      • 2 Years Ago
      What happined to this? please tell me it wasnt just raped for the drivetrain
      • 5 Years Ago
      Surprised to see this story, I just saw this exact car last Friday in Somerville NJ during the weekly "Cruise Nite" in town. The car looks bigger in person!
      • 5 Years Ago
      My god, why?
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is truly frightening...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I drove with this wagon on the ENTIRE Hot Rod Power Tour and it was incredible.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This would be perfect for Jon & Kate and their eight children...

      Oh, wait
      • 5 Years Ago
      hmmmmm. i wish ol' Exner himself had been given the brief to design a V10 limo based on his last production design, rather than some good 'old boys with a blow torch and a case of Bud.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Since it's a one of one, that makes it somewhat of a collectable. Now with all the mods, I think it's not even worth the 1,500$ bid!

        All the money that went into buying the Vette frame and the V10 engine could have gone to the repair of the body and a new 318 engine, and it would have been a amazing one of a kind showcar.

        Instead, it's a freak show!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        You're right! Since it's a one of one, that makes it somewhat of a collectable. Now with all the mods, I think it's not even worth the 1,500$ bid!

        All the money that went into buying the Vette frame and the V10 engine could have gone to the repair of the body and a new 318 engine, and it would have been a amazing one of a kind showcar.

        Instead, it's a freak show!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Toronado airport limo still ownz this.
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