Vehicle Original VIN : JS23U0B135225
Presented is a stunning Challenger R/T finished in Desirable V2 Hemi Orange over Black Interior.
Retaining its numbers matching 440 Magnum V8 and mated to a date correct Pistol Grip 4-Speed Transmission, this R/T has undergone a body off restoration as per its trim tag and absolutely gorgeous inside and out.
A think binder of receipts is included!
Factory Options Include:
– A34 – Super Track Pak – B41 – Disc Brakes Front – B51 – Power Brakes – C16 – Console – D21 – Manual Transmission – 4 Speed – EV2 – High Impact Paint – E86 – 440 CID engine 8 Cyl. 4 BBL – G15 – Tinted Windshield – G34 – Mirror- Left Remote Control – Painted – J45 Hood Hold Down Pins – J46 – Locking Gas Cap – J81 – Spoiler Rear – R11 – Radio-Music Master-AM – S77 – Power Steering – V21 – Performance Hood Paint – V6W – Paint Stripes – White – W13 – Deep Dish Wheel Cover 14 Inch – Y05 – Build to US Spec – U82 – Tires- E60x15 RWL Fiberglass
A true classic that turns heads!
About the Challenger R/T
The Dodge Challenger is the name of three different generations of automobiles produced by Dodge. However, the first use of the Challenger name by Dodge was in 1959 for marketing a “value version” of the full-sized Coronet Silver Challenger.
From model years 1970 to 1974, the first generation Dodge Challenger pony car was built using the Chrysler E platform in hardtop and convertible body styles sharing major components with the Plymouth Barracuda.
Introduced in fall 1969 for the 1970 model year, the Challenger was one of two Chrysler E-body cars, the other being the slightly smaller Plymouth Barracuda. Positioned to compete against the Mercury Cougar and Pontiac Firebird in the upper end of the pony car market segment, it was “a rather late response” to the Ford Mustang, which debuted in April 1964. Even so, Chrysler intended the new Challenger as the most potent pony car ever, and like the less expensive Barracuda, it was available in a staggering number of trim and option levels, and with virtually every engine in Chrysler’s inventory.
The Challenger’s longer wheelbase, larger dimensions, and more luxurious interior were prompted by the launch of the 1967 Mercury Cougar, likewise a bigger, more luxurious and more expensive pony car aimed at affluent young American buyers. The 110″ wheelbase was 2″ longer than the Barracuda’s, and the Dodge differed substantially in its Sheetmetal, much as the Cougar differed from the shorter-wheelbase Mustang. Air conditioning and a rear window defogger were optional.
Exterior design was penned by Carl Cameron, who was also responsible for the exterior designs of the 1966 Dodge Charger. Cameron based the 1970 Challenger grille on an older sketch of a stillborn 1966 Charger prototype that was to have a turbine engine.
The performance model was the Challenger R/T (Road/Track), with a 383 cu in (6.3 L) “Magnum” V8, rated at 335 HP . The standard transmission was a 3-speed manual. Optional R/T engines were the 375 HP 440 cu in (7.2 L) Magnum, the 390 HP 440 cu in (7.2 L) Six-Pack and the 426 cu in (7.0 L) Hemi rated at 425 HP at 5,000 rpm and 490 lb·ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. The R/T was available in either the hardtop or convertible. The Challenger R/T came with a Rallye instrument cluster that included a 150 mph speedometer, an 8,000 rpm tachometer and an oil pressure gauge.
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