RK Motors in Mentor, Ohio, is currently restoring the very last Hemi car ever built, a 1971 Dodge Charger R/T, and we’re invited along for the ride. They’ll be doing a total frame-off restoration, so that the owner, Joe Angelucci, can show off the car this September at the Mega Mopar Action Show at Virginia Motorsports Park.
The restoration will be covered in detail in segments of Fox Sports Ohio’s “Cruise In” show. Fortunately for those of us who don’t get that channel, the segments, together with a detailed restoration blog and lots of photos, can also be found on RK Motor’s website.
“Our team is honored to restore such a significant piece of automotive history,” said Joe Carroll, president and CEO of RK Motors Charlotte. “The current owner wants his hemi to leave our facility in factory-fresh condition. We’re committed to exceeding those expectations.”
“This hemi is a legend,” noted Angelucci. “The Last hemi will be re-built exactly as it would have rolled off the assembly line in 1971. This time it will be hand-built, not assembly-line built, and come with every hemi sticker and badge available for authenticity.”
[Sources: http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsLang=en&newsId=20120524006019&div=-2072392498, http://www.rkmotorscharlotte.com/restoration/last_hemi/overview]