1970 Dodge Challenger$119,900

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Price: $119,900
Contact: View Original Ad from Hemmings
Location: Charlotte, NC
Price Analysis: Poor Deal, 32.0 % above market avg. What's this?
SUMMARY</p>Ground-up restoration completed in 2012472 cubic inch Mopar Performance Hemi / 550 horsepowerTremec 5-speed manual transmissionCustom Viper Orange Pearl paint / Power Haartz Stayfast topFeatured in Mopar Action Magazine / Winner of First in Class at the Carlisle Mopar NationalsOur sale includes restoration photos and a copy of the cars magazine feature17 and 18-inch American Racing wheelsCustomized interior / Modern audioModified suspension / Power steering / Power disc brakesChrysler 8.75-inch rear axle / Sure Grip differential / 3.91 gears<p>Want some incredible Hemi-powered MoPar muscle? Want it in a package that doesnt require red ropes and a car bubble? Well as the old saying goes: Car culture starts where the assembly line stops. And now that more and more authentic numbers-matching Hemi cars are being confined to private collections enthusiasts are filling the void with creations like this killer Challenger resto-mod. The beneficiary of a recent professional restoration this award-winning drop-top wraps a 472 cubic inch Mopar Performance Hemi in Viper Orange Pearl aesthetics thatll turn heads and drop jaws wherever the car goes. If youve always dreamed of owning a storied Hemi muscle car but dont want the inherent stress that comes with authenticity heres the perfect solution!</p><p>BODYWORK/TRIM</p><p>Claiming a First in Class at the Carlisle Mopar Nationals this vivid Dodge is the beneficiary of a high quality ground-up restoration that was completed by Renneckers Collision and Restoration of Barry Illinois. The build began with a solid 318-powered fuselage which was thoroughly stripped lovingly sanded and massaged to a level thats much nicer than showroom condition. With that body correctly aligned and its intimidating slab-sided ambiance fully reconstructed smooth Viper Orange 2-stage was doused with extra pearl and dressed in subtle black trimmings. And today this razor-sharp E-Body sits as an ultra-straight fully detailed reminder of just how great Detroit truly is!</p><p>Wearing lines that originated on Chrysler designer Carl Camerons famous Charger Turbine Concept this classic cruiser makes a distinctly MoPar styling statement from virtually every angle. At the front of the car a 1970-exclusive grille hangs a flashy Challenger R/T script between HID headlights halogen parking lamps a straight bumper and factory chin spoilers. Behind that grille a familiar shaker hood complete with a black scoop 426 HEMI badges and a small fratzog emblem founds smoked glass beneath power Haartz Stayfast cloth. At the sides of that hood prominent fenders hang flush door handles and chrome-trimmed marker lamps below body-matched sport mirrors and a stylish pit stop fuel filler. And at the back of those fenders a stainless-trimmed valance props a simple spoiler on body-width DODGE branded taillights a second straight bumper and correct quad-outlet exhaust tips.</p><p>ENGINE</p><p>When building a resto-mod its both tempting and easy to find a wrecked LX or LY car jerk its modern Gen III Hemi and call your project done. While thats a smart and reliable way to enjoy any classic it kind of kills the authentic experience of owning a true old school pavement pounder. Under the hood of this hot drop-top youll find a killer Mopar Performance Hemi that thanks to porting polishing balancing blueprinting and a massive 472 cubic inch displacement makes a whopping 550 horsepower! At the top of the monster motor proven Edelbrock 625s sip Sinclair through fresh stainless fuel lines. At the base of those carbs a Hemi Orange intake props a familiar points distributor between black Mopar HEMI valve covers and Pentastar-branded breathers. At the sides of that intake fire travels via eight Mopar 8mm plug wires which snake around ceramic-coated TTI headers. Those headers are fed by a high quality Comp cam. That cam is spun along with a polished high output alternator by machined March pulleys. All that spinning is cooled by a beefy Wizard