1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Is Mopar Muscle Car Royalty

Oct 6, 2021 2 min read
1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Is Mopar Muscle Car Royalty

This rare Dodge is a star of the upcoming Mecum auction, and is being offered with no reserve.

Dodge finally jumped into the pony car market segment with the Challenger for the 1970 model year. The R/T models were made for homologation requirements in Trans Am racing, meaning they are far more potent than the rest of the brand-new Challenger lineup in 1970.

The two series, available in three different models, were fitted with nearly every Mopar engine available. From a 225 cubic-inch Straight-6 all the way up to the legendary 426 cubic-inch 7.0-liter Hemi rated at 425-horsepower, with the 390-hp 440 cubic-inch 7.2-liter Six-Pack being the largest displacement and one of the more bragged about performance options.

That fact alone makes this ride highly collectible, so grab it now before you can’t get it again. Even if you’re just looking at 1970 Challengers R/Ts, only 2,142 were made and many haven’t survived.

Powering this vintage muscle car is the highly coveted 440 cubic inch engine with 4-bbl carb. The engine exhales through dual exhaust and is backed by a 4-speed manual tranmission. A 3.54 Track Pak rear end sends the power to the rear tires and a Hurst Pistol Grip shifter helps you roll through the gears.

Looks wise, it's quite the car. It's painted in FC7 Plum Crazy finish and has a black vinyl top. It has color-keyed mirrors and eye-catching black longitudinal striping. Other features include rolling on Rallye wheels, a hood held down by hood pins, and black bucket seat interior. See it here.

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