1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 4-bbl Auto, full rotisserie restoration, FC7 car
- Condition: Used
- Make: Dodge
- Model: Challenger
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: R/T
- Year: 1970
- Mileage: 57,685
- Color: Purple
- Engine size: 440 c.i.
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1970 Dodge Challenger
1970 Dodge Challenger R/T (JS23N0B) rotisserie restored440 4-bbl. (was factory 383), auto, factory FC7 Plum Crazy car, real R/T not a clone, factory black vinyl top, power disc brakes with cross drilled slotted rotors, power steering, factory console, factory bucket seats, 8 ¾ rear end and 3.23 posi diff., original fender tag and door VIN decal, Rallye cluster with factory correct 8K tach, correct Challenger full exhaust with factory tips, 15x7 Rallye wheels with BFG tires, factory chrome LH and RH mirrors, front sway bar, black hood stripe and correct R/T trunk stripe.
The Challenger was completely rotisserie restored from top to bottom and looks absolutely incredible! The stunning high gloss FC7 Plum Crazy Purple base/clear paint is the correct factory color. The Challenger was rotisserie restored in 2014/2015 from top to bottom and I just finished some small details on this incredible restoration. All of the sequential body numbers match on the radiator support, hood/cowl area, VIN tag, original fender tag and door VIN decal. You must check these numbers to authenticate that it is a real R/T Challenger. This is an absolutely beautiful car and one of the nicest factory R/T’s you will find with this type of high caliber rotisserie restoration, correct factory color FC7 and be restored original. When doing a restoration of this caliber it takes a lot of time, patience and money to be done correctly. Please understand this is not your average “driver” condition 1970 Challenger R/T!!!
PAINT AND BODY
The body is in excellent shape and the panels are very straight with excellent seems and panel fit. The super high-gloss deep clear coat shine was just professionally wet sanded with 1500, 2000 and 2500 grit paper to achieve the high caliber ultra shine finish. This long process alone took over 40 hours and the finish shows it! The sheet metal is in excellent shape with new quarters, new trunk extensions, trunk floor and floor pans being replaced. The Challenger was painted about 2 years ago with base coat/clear coat and is in unbelievable condition… it has that deep wet look shine! It was done in a full rotisserie and completely disassembled to a shell. If you think it looks good in the photos you need to see it in person! The paint in all the door jams, trunk, inner fenders and complete undercarriage looks fantastic. Even the front and rear wheel wells are painted as well as the insides of the front fenders! I am very critical on paint and have been restoring Mopars for more than 25 years. There are no scratches, dents or paint blisters. The underside of the trunk lid and hood are also in excellent stunning condition. The doors open and close excellent with the ease of a finger and even the door latches and strikers were cleaned and polished. Please call me at 412-496-1439 and I will be happy to discuss all the details! Thanks!!!
GLASS, CHROME AND TRIM
The glass is in very good condition with only a few very minor marks. The front windshield is new and in excellent shape. The original Chrysler side and rear glass is in very nice condition and only has a few very minor scratches. All windows and locks operate as should. The front bumper and rear bumpers are rechromed and look excellent. The window trim is very clean and was polished for optimum shine. The original grill was restored and looks great. Some new items are the emblems, mirrors, taillight chrome trim bezels, trunk trim pieces, side markers, fender mount turn signals, flip up gas cap and all weatherstripping.
The interior was completely re-done top to bottom including a new headliner, Legendary seat covers and seat foam, carpet, speaker shelf, trunk divider, sill plates, restored console and rallye cluster, dash wood grain, door panels, kick panels, pillar moldings, dash pad and restored dash frame. All factory gauges work and operate correctly. I just added an autometer eletronic temperature gauge for accuracy as the factory one works but reads high. The Challenger runs a perfect 180 to 185 when driving and gets to 195 if sitting still for a long period of time. The clock was also redone and works perfect. All lighting works as should including the high/low beams, dome light, tail lights, parking lights, turn signals, four-way flashers and license plate light. The factory AM radio also works. The E-brake, defrosters, heater, fan, horn, speedometer and dimmer switch work as should.
DRIVE TRAIN / SUSPENSION
The strong running 440 4bbl makes excellent power and runs great. The 727 automatic transmission shifts beautiful and is absolutely awesome and a blast to drive. The Challenger has power steering and power disc brakes so driving is easy and has all new front/rear suspension parts and new front-end alignment! The previous owner told me the 440 had some minor work done, but is very close to stock. The Challenger has excellent drivability and cools well even in stop and go traffic. It has a 4-core heavy duty 22” aluminum radiator with fan shroud that fit perfect. The restored 8 ¾ rear end has a 3.23 clutch type posi differential (741 case #) and 3.23 diff tag. This excellent drive train combo runs and drives awesome in all conditions whether highway or city driving. The 440 has a casting date of 5-13-71 and engine casting # is 2536430-5. It is topped of with a factory cast iron intake (2806178), correct HP manifolds and has a brand new Edelbrock series 750 cfm carb (#1411) with electric choke. I only use the Brad Penn High Performance oil, which was changed and is ready to go! It is one of the best oils on the market and already has the higher Zinc added in for older cars. The new factory correct Challenger exhaust with chrome tips and factory HP exhaust manifolds looks and sounds absolutely perfect. This is a very tight and excellent smooth running and driving 440 R/T Challenger! This R/T sets itself apart from others with being a factory big block real R/T car, a very factory correct restoration and being fully rotisserie restored from top to bottom! Please look at the photos closely to see the amount of detail work that was done! Even the undercarriage of the Challenger is unbelievably clean and one of the best I’ve ever seen!!!
You can view additional photos on my shutterfly
There are two photo albums above the first has 45 pic's and the second has 11 pic's.
Here are the fender tag numbers:
N42 N85 R11 V5X Y05
C16 C55 G31 G33 M21 N41
V1X A01 A04 A05 A62 C15
FC7 H6X9 000 916 023402
E63 D32 JS23 N0B 127xxx
Top of Form
Bottom of Form
Decoding of Fender Tag: Bottom to Top, Left to Right
383 HP-4 Barrel
H-D 727 TorqueFlite Auto Trans
J = Dodge Challenger
S = Special R/T
23 = 2 Door Hardtop
N = 383 HP 1-4BBL 8 CYL
0 = 1970
B = Dodge Main, Hamtramck, MI, USA
Sequence Number '127XXX'
Paint Code: Plum Crazy Purple
H = High
6 = Vinyl Bucket Seats
X9 = Black
Upper Door Frame: Full Door Panel
Date Built: 9 / 16 / 1969
Order Number: 023402
Roof Type: Black Vinyl Top
Basic (Radio) Group
Rallye Instrument Group
Seat Belt Group
Console w/ Buckets
LH Outside Mirror Chrome
RH Outside Mirror Chrome
Roof Drip Rail Moldings
Dual Exhaust w/ Tips
Chrome Dual Exhaust Tips
Music Master Radio AM
Black Trunk Stripe
End of Codes Assembly Line 2
NEW/NEWER ITEMS ON CAR
· Proform Electronic distributor set at 8 degrees
· Mopar coil
· Temp Sender
· Headlight and dimmer switch
· Restored Mopar air cleaner and new 440 pie pan
· Fuel Filter, Oil and Oil Filter
· Mopar correct stamped Heater Hoses and factory clamps
· Upper & Lower Rad Hoses
· Wiper Blades
· Plugs, Wire, Cap, Rotor
· Starter Relay
· All Decals
· All weatherstripping
· Windshield washer bottle
· Re-chromed front and rear bumpers
· All Interior items (as mentioned above)
· Front and Rear shocks
· Fuel pump
· All newer front-end suspension parts
· Rear leaf springs, hangers and bushings
· Full exhaust system with factory chrome tips and HP manifolds
· Trunk stripe and hood stripe
· Wiper motor restored
· Master cylinder and lines front to rear
· Battery and tray kit
· Front and rear brake pads and all brake hardware
· Front power disc brake kit w/crossed drilled slotted rotors
· Restored Rallye wheels 15x7
· BFG tires 235-60-15 front and 255-60-15 rear
· Electronic ignition with orange Mopar ECU box
· Mopar voltage regulator
· All four side marker lights
· E-brake cable kit
· Flip-up Challenger fuel cap
· Package tray and trunk divider
· Brake line and fuel line kit
· All trunk trim pieces
· Headlight buckets and hood trim piece
· Fender mount turn signals
· Taillight chrome trim pieces
· Chrome mirrors
· All emblems
· Vinyl top
· Front windshield
· Positive and negative battery cables
· New antifreeze
· New 4-core aluminum radiator with shroud
· Dash pad
· Outside door handles and locks
· Wiring harnesses
· Battery with Mopar battery topper
· Complete show car detail and buffing
· The Challenger was done from top to bottom with most parts being restored or new
Please note there is a spare tire, trunk mat, correct jack and jack stand to go with the car.
I typically restore and finish around 10 Mopars a year and have been working on them for more than 25 years. I do every one as if it were my own to keep. I put a lot of time, effort, pride and money in the cars I offer for sale which is evident when viewing one of my cars compared to others for sale. This is one of the few cars you can view in person and say that it is actually nicer than the photos.
PLEASE CALL ME AT 412-496-1439 AND I WILL BE GLAD TO DISCUSS THE DETAILS ON THE CHALLENGER, THANKS, CHAD.
You won’t be disappointed with this super factory big block Challenger R/T. It’s a very sharp looking car, in beautiful condition, and ready to drive and enjoy. The R/T is extremely rare as only 8,939 383’s were built and only 6,014 were produced with a 383 auto. It’s an incredible looking car, in beautiful condition and ready to drive and enjoy. Please take the time to look at the small details of the restoration and you you’ll see how awesome this Challenger is. If you have ever done a car to this caliber then you will understand the amount of time,money and patience it takes to restore a car to this condition!
I can assure you won’t find a nicer 1970 R/T Challenger of this caliber for my asking price. I am not interested in trades, sorry. Always feel free to call me with any questions, I have no problem discussing this car in complete detail with you and actually encourage you to do so. I purchased cars over the internet and I know the concerns and can set you mind at ease. I am critical and again will GLADLY discuss the car with you in complete detail over the phone as long as you are a serious buyer with the funds to buy. Call 412-496-1439, Chad. I am happy to show the car to you, please call to arrange so if you wish or please hire a third party inspection so there are no issues and you are sure it is exactly what you want.
TERMS OF SALE
No Warranty, As-Is, Buyer Pays Shipping, Non-Refundable $1000 Deposit (cash, money order, certified bank check or bank wire only) due within 48 hours of winning bid. Buyer must contact me within 24 hours of winning bid (412-496-1439) or the sale is void and car re-sold. Final Payment (cash or bank wire only… any bank checks MUST clear before vehicle is released). All bank/certified checks take at least 10 business days to clear the bank, so I highly recommend and prefer cash or bank wire transfers. Vehicle pick-up is due within two weeks of deposit unless we come to a different written agreement. Failure to pick-up the vehicle within designated time voids sale and forfeits deposit. Serious buyers only… please be sure you have the funds to purchase… I can’t wait for your settlement to happen. We will leave feedback. I highly recommend you view the car or hire a third party inspector. Again, I am happy to discuss the car in complete detail. I can’t stress this enough PLEASE CALL me I will answer all your questions honestly.
I reserve the right to end the auction early. I will sell to international buyers, ONLY if you message me first and have a solid ebay rating!
Please note this sale shall be construed under and in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. All parties agree that any disputes with regard to the duties or obligations involving this sale shall only be presented to the court of Common Pleas of Beaver County, Beaver, Pennsylvania and consent to the jurisdiction of such court.