Owner - Steve Lauer
1971 Charger R/T
I never planned on owning three Mopars at the same time. It just turned out that way and right now I'm pretty happy about it.
The 2010 Ram 1500 was purchased right after my 1999 Chevy Silverado was stolen out of my driveway about 3 years ago. The Silverado has never been found but to tell you the truth; the Ram is a way better truck. It's your basic 4 WD Quad Cab with the 4.7 V-8 and it pretty much does everything I need a pickup to do. It's not super powerful like a Hemi would be but I'm really happy with it. It has PS, PB, A/C, PW, chrome bumpers and a tow package. I bought it used at Larry H. Miller Chrysler and they really treated me well on the price. So far it's been a great truck.
The 1971 Charger R/T was bought back in 1999 in Yuma, AZ as a project to keep me busy in the evenings and on weekends. The Charger came to me disassembled but matching numbers R/T with an unusual array of options including: PS, PB, A/C, AM/FM radio, cassette/recorder, rear defroster, tinted windows, a trunk mound luggage rack, and a 6-way adjustable driver's seat. It had the original 440 HP motor and 727 automatic transmission (that I changed out to a 833 4 speed). I had it repainted to the original GW3 Bright White along with the black body stripping and also upgraded the interior to cloth from that sticky, hot, and ugly vinyl that it came with. All of the interior was redone using original factory look and style stitching. In total, it took about 4 years to restore to driving condition. I enjoyed it until 2006 when it was hit by a guy who blew through a red light at Academy and Wyoming. Not only did he not have insurance but he didn't even have brakes! After 9 months and nearly $20,000 paid by my insurance company, I got the car back. I have been enjoying it ever since.
I bought the 2014 Chrysler 300C a few weeks ago to replace my wife's 07 Nissan Maxima that was nothing but trouble from day one. The 300 is a much, much better car. It has all the standard 300 Series goodies and the “C” adds touch screen navigation, heated and cooled seats, sunroof, memory seat positions, rear electric screen, and a bunch more stuff. It also came with a Hemi and 20” wheels/tires. Finally got a Hemi! It's really a neat car and so much smoother and quitter than my wife's old Maxima. This is the first car that my wife has really been excited about.