Few years back...seen in one of the MOPAR mags, a 1971 Dodge Demon...equipped from the factory with blue exterior, black body stripes....and.....BLACK AND ORANGE HOUNDSTOOTH interior!!!! Cannot recall if it was a survivour or complete resto....and one line from the story that has stuck with me...."Chrysler Corporation would not let anything stand in the way of a customer ordered vehicle....including bad taste!" So....anything is possible, I have never seen this combination before...if you have a spare interior...shoot it in copper and test it with the painted body. Either way....it is only a model and have fun with it!
The car in question is a Mr. Norms 1971 Demon GSS 340 Six Pack ( or , according to the 'generic' air cleaner bestowed-upon the trio of Holley 2300's , "Tri-Power" ) . It's an alleged factory goof ; EB7 Blue with Red / Orange plaid base-model bench seat interior . I believe that it also had the standard 3-speed manual (floor shift) , rubber mats , and the Super Performance Axle Package (3.91 gear with Sure-Grip , and H.D. Cooling) .
Its interior was original , but the plaid inset was faded (Sun-Bleached , as we call it here in the Southwest U.S.) on one side !
That Demon GSS is a head scratcher , for sure . All of Norms cars were built-to-specific-order (i.e. , customer specified options and whatnot , and the Norms crew would modify the engine , etc.) , so who knows ? I always thought that it looked good , personally ! I'd have ordered one similar to that : dark blue metallic with the orange / red plaid base interior (but with either a 4-speed or a column-shift TorqueFlite) .
Chrysler would build a car to customer's specs , regardless of how potentially "gross" the combo was . There were exceptions , however , and those were limited mostly to engine / transmission choices :
- Hemi or 440 with a 3-speed manual
- Dana with any engine smaller than the 440 HP
- A/C with multi-carb induction ; gearing numerically-higher than 3.23 ; 440-4 with 4-speed , and ; any vehicle with the Dana 60 , regardless of transmission .