1970 Dodge Challenger$79,995

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Price: $79,995
Contact: View Original Ad from Hemmings
Location: Lithia Springs, GA
Price Analysis: Fair Deal, 1.0 % below market avg. What's this?
If your tastes run towards muscle that can handleand#44; then you cant overlook the Challenger T/A. Born of the same Trans-Am racing series that created the Boss 302 and Z28and#44; the T/A was Dodges entryand#44; capable of ferocious speedsand#44; both on the straights and in the twisties. This stunning B5 Blue 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A hits all the high notesand#44; including matching-numbersand#44; Six Pack inductionand#44; and a rotisserie restoration.<br /> <br /> A high-visibility car like this means you have some pretty serious hardware underneathand#44; because theres no way youre going to sneak around unnoticed in this one. Complete with the blacked-out hood with that giant snorkeland#44; side exhaustand#44; and a wicked ducktail spoilerand#44; theres little doubt that this looks the part of a race car. Beautifully finished with exceptional attention to detailand#44; this Challenger certainly looks fast even when its sitting still. Theres a great deal of money invested in the restoration of this car and it shows everywhere you lookand#44; from the laser-straight bodywork to the deep finish on the two-stage urethane paint. Correct black T/A stripes were applied along the flanksand#44; along with the requisite 340 Six Pack decal on the front fenderand#44; just in case the bright blue paint and snorkel on the hood werent enough advertising. Other correct details include the racing style flip-up gas capand#44; sport mirrorsand#44; and a T/A badge on the rear spoiler. Chrome bumpers have been expertly refinished and hood pins always suggest a lot of horsepower living underneathand#44; and this car doesnt disappoint in that regardand#44; either. <br /> <br /> The black bucket seat interior is the right choice with B5 Blueand#44; giving it a purposefuland#44; all-business look that seems appropriate given the cars racetrack credentials. Theres a woodgrained console surrounding the Slap Stick shifterand#44; which is remarkably easy to use as intendedand#44; and the woodgrained three-spoke steering wheel needs nothing more than a pair of string-back driving gloves to complete the look. Yesand#44; you could get an automatic transmission in your T/Aand#44; perhaps a way for Mopar to appeal to guys who wanted a Boss or a Z/28 but needed the convenience of an automatic. The big center speedometer is flanked by smaller instruments for temperatureand#44; fuel leveland#44; and voltageand#44; and the look is very cool. The original Music Master AM radio is still fully functional and theres almost nothing inside this car that doesnt look almost new Even the trunk is shockingly cleanand#44; needing nothing more than a reproduction mat to be complete. <br /> <br /> The originaland#44; numbers-matching 340 cubic inch small block V8 still lives under the hoodand#44; augmented by a trio of 2-barrel carburetors affectionately known as the Six Pack. Its fully rebuilt and highly detailed for showand#44; from the Hemi Orange paint to the correct air cleaner assembly up top that proudly advertises the induction system underneath. Power steering and brakes are nice additionsand#44; and a set of stock-style manifolds that almost look like headers feed a correct side exhaust system with polished trumpet tips just ahead of the rear wheelsand#44; one of the T/As defining features. It sounds AWESOME. The solid chassis is spectacular with body-colored floorsand#44; immaculately detailed chassis componentsand#44; a new gas tankand#44; and the perfect stance. It sits on a set of classic Rallye wheels wearing staggered 225/60/15 front and 245/60/15 BFGoodrich T/A radials; appropriate because the T/A was the first production car to offer staggered tires from the factory.<br /> <br /> When I was building race carsand#44; we had a saying: I can get my small block around the track faster than your big blockand#44; and nowhere is that more true than with the Challenger T/A. Call today!