1970 Dodge Challenger

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Overview


The Dodge Challenger was Dodge’s response to the Mustang, it was a little late in the race though. Ford's Mustang had taken off as the "Pony Car" of the day.



The Dodge Challenger was Dodge’s response to the Mustang, it was a little late in the race though. Ford's Mustang had taken off as the "Pony Car" of the day. It would have been something else if Dodge had pulled off the upset and beat out Mustang, but the following was just too great for Dodge to make a small dent in the Mustang sales. The Challenger was also in competition with the Barracuda.

There was a unique concept about the Challenger, you were able to choose from just about every engine in the Chrysler lineup to put in the Challenger. Dodge got it right and saw that it would need to compete against the more “luxury” branded cars such as Mercury Cougar.

Production Numbers


Hardtop V6 and V8 53,337
Sports Hardtop V6 and V8 6,584
Convertible V6 and V8 3,173
Hardtop R/T 14,889
Sports Hardtop R/T 3,979
Convertible R/T 1,070
Hardtop T/A 1,000
Total Production 84,032

Performance Specs


Engine Size Carb. HP 0 to 60 Quarter mile
225 i6 225 ci 1x1 bbl 145 - -
318 V8 318 ci 1x2 bbl 230 - -
340 V8 340 ci 1x4 bbl 275 - -
340 V8 340 ci 3x2 bbl 290 - -
383 V8 383 ci 1x2 bbl 330 - -
383 V8 383 ci 1x4 bbl 335 - -
426 Hemi 426 ci 2x4 bbl 425 6.3 sec 13.1 sec @ 107.1 mph
440 Magnum 440 ci 1x4 bbl 375 - -
440 Six Pack 440 ci 3x2 bbl 390 6.2 sec 13.7 sec @ 105 mph
198 I6 198 ci 1x1 bbl 125 - -

Transmission


  • 4-Speed Manual
  • TorqueFlite

Paint & Colors


Exterior

Light Blue Metallic
Bright Blue Metallic
Red
Bright Blue
Light Green Metallic
Dark Green Metallic
Medium Tan Metallic
Light Gunmetal Metallic
Dark Tan Metallic
White
Black
Light Gold Metallic
Plum Crazy
Sublime
Go-Mango
Hemi Orange
Banana
Dark Burnt Orange

Interior

Citron Gold Metallic
Puma Tan Metallic
Sunfire Orange Metallic
Bayou Green Metallic
Baltic Blue Metallic
Jewel Black

OEM Brochures


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