1970 Dodge Challenger Convertible R/T 440 Six Pack A/T Tribute Car Vegas Trades
Price: US $76,900.00 Item location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
- Make: Dodge
- Model: Challenger
- SubModel: 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 Six Pack
- Type: Coupe
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1970
- Mileage: 54,329
- VIN: JH27C0B107437
- Color: Yellow
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Other
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: White
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1970 Dodge Challenger 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 Six Pack1970 Dodge Challenger Convertible R/T 440 Six Pack A/T Tribute Car Las Vegas Trades 1970 Dodge Challenger Convertible R/T 440 Six Pack
1970 Dodge Challenger Convertible R/T 440 Six Pack Tribute
This 1970 Challenger R/T Convertible was originally a Challenger convertible with a 225 cu.in. 1 bbl. 6 cylinder in which only 378 In-line (6) Six Cylinder Convertibles were produced. This was found by decoding the vin. The 'J' in the vin indicates this. The 'fender tag' was removed from the car at some point. Therefore the cars original color etc. cannot be confirmed. Cosmetically this car is now represented as a Challenger R/T 440 SIX PACK Convertible Tribute car. The car after completing a Rotisserie restoration now is furnished in beautiful "Banana" Yellow with Black R/T stripes and badging Black Soft Top with stark white vinyl interior with wood grain trim. It features the 440 SIX PACK hood with ram air style scoops Dodge R/T rally wheels Pistol grip shifter bucket seats center console Tachometer Power soft top 440 Magnum V8 with 3x2 bbl "SIX PACK" 3-speed TorqueFlite automatic Power Steering and Compact spare to name a few.
This Challenger runs strong looks great with no major problems found. It is a rust free car however cosmetically we did discover what appears to be some bodywork bondo bubbling appearing on the lower quarter panels on both sides. There is no broken paint as of yet but there is some blistering in these said locations.
Don't miss out on this beautiful tribute Challenger R/T 440 "Six Pack" Tribute car!!
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dodge Challenger (Factory Info & Histroy)
The Dodge Challenger is the name of three different generations of American automobiles marketed by the Dodge division of Chrysler. The Dodge Silver Challenger was produced from 1958 to 1959. From 1969 to 1974 the first generation Dodge Challenger pony car was built using the Chrysler E platform sharing major components with the Plymouth Barracuda. The second generation from 1978 to 1983 was a badge engineered Mitsubishi Galant Lambda. The third and current generation was introduced in early 2008 as a rival to the evolved fifth generation Ford Mustang and the fifth generation Chevrolet Camaro.
First generation (1970-1974)
Assembly Hamtramck Michigan United States
Los Angeles California United States
Designer Carl Cameron (1968)
Body and chassis
Body style 2-door convertible
Related Plymouth Barracuda
Engine 198 cu in (3.24 L) Slant 6 I6
225 cu in (3.69 L) Slant 6 I6
318 cu in (5.21 L) LA V8
340 cu in (5.6 L) LA V8
360 cu in (5.9 L) LA V8
383 cu in (6.28 L) B V8
426 cu in (6.98 L) Hemi V8
440 cu in (7.2 L) RB V8
Transmission 3-speed manual
3-speed TorqueFlite automatic
Wheelbase 110.0 in (2790 mm)
Length 191.3 in (4860 mm)
Width 76.1 in (1930 mm)
Height 50.9 in (1290 mm)
The Challenger was described in a book about 1960s American cars as Dodge's "answer to the Mustang and Camaro." Introduced in fall 1969 for the 1970 model year it was one of two Chrysler E-body cars the other being the slightly smaller Plymouth Barracuda. "Both the Challenger and Barracuda were available in a staggering number of trim and option levels" and were intended "to compete against cars like the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang and to do it while offering virtually every engine in Chrysler's inventory." However the 1970 Challenger was "a rather late response to the ponycar wave the Ford Mustang had started" with its introduction in April 1964. In his book Hemi Muscle Cars Robert Genat wrote that the Challenger was conceived in the late 1960s as Dodge's equivalent of the Plymouth Barracuda and that the Barracuda was designed to compete against the Mustang. The 1964 Barracuda was actually the first car in this sporty car segment by a few weeks but was quickly overshadowed by the release of the segment defining Mustang (the segment being referred to as "Pony Car"). He added that Chrysler intended the new 1970 Dodge as "the most potent ponycar ever" and positioned it "to compete against the Mercury Cougar and Pontiac Firebird." Genat also noted that the "Barracuda was intended to compete in the marketplace with the Mustang and Camaro/Firebird while the Dodge was to be positioned against the Cougar" and other more luxury-type musclecars.
The Challenger's longer wheelbase larger dimensions and more luxurious interior were prompted by the launch of the 1967 Mercury Cougar likewise a bigger more luxurious and more expensive pony car aimed at affluent young American buyers. The wheelbase at 110 inches (2794 mm) was two inches longer than the Barracuda and the Dodge differed substantially from the Plymouth in its outer sheetmetal much as the Cougar differed from the shorter-wheelbase Ford Mustang. Air conditioning and a rear window defogger were optional.
Exterior design was done by Carl Cameron who also did the exterior for the 1966 Dodge Charger. Cameron based the 1970 Challenger grille off an older sketch of his 1966 Charger prototype that was to have a turbine engine. The Charger never got the turbine but the Challenger featured that car's grille. Although the Challenger was well received by the public (with 76935 produced for the 1970 model year) it was criticized by the press and the pony car segment was already declining by the time the Challenger arrived. Sales fell dramatically after 1970 and though sales rose for the 1973 model year with over 27800 cars being sold Challenger production ceased midway through the 1974 model year. A total of 165437 Challengers were sold over this generation's lifespan.
A 1970 Challenger R/T 440 Magnum was featured in the existentialist 1971 film Vanishing Point. For the 1973-74 season of the TV show Mannix the title character drove a 1974 Challenger Rallye which was specially ordered and built for the show. The car had every option available including the 360 4-barrel engine and the rare factory sunroof.
The Challenger was available as a two-door in either a hardtop coupe or a convertible body design and in two models for its introductory year. The base model was the "Challenger" with either a I6 or V8 engine as well as a "Challenger R/T" that included a 383 cu in (6.28 L) V8. The Special Edition or "Challenger SE" that added a number of appearance convenience and comfort items was "available as a model in either the Challenger R/T or Challenger."The standard engine on the base model was the 225 cu in (3.7 L) six-cylinder. The standard engine on the V8 was the 230 bhp (171.5 kW) 318 cu in (5.2 L) V8 with a 2-barrel carburetor. For 1970 the optional engines included the 340 and 383 cu in (5.6 and 6.3 L) as well as the 440 and 426 cu in (7.2 and 7.0 L) V8s all with a standard 3-speed manual transmission except for the 290 bhp (216.3 kW) 383 CID engine which was available only with the TorqueFlite automatic transmission. A 4-speed manual was optional on all engines except the 225 CID I6 and the 2-barrel 383 CID V8.
Although few mourned the end of the E-body models the passage of time has created legends and highlighted the unique personalities of both the Challenger and the Barracuda. With a low total production as well as low survivability over the years any Challenger is worth a substantial amount of money. In a historic review the editors of Edmunds Inside Line ranked these models as: 1970 was a "great" year 1971 was a "good" one and then "three progressively lousier ones" (1972-1974). With total sales and production off by 2/3 from 1970 the performance engine 1971 Challengers are the most rare. Sales and production of the 1973 cars (with only two V8s available) actually exceeded 1971 by approximately 1700 cars. This may be explained by 1973 being a very good year for the U.S. auto industry in general and an increased interest in Chrysler (the Plymouth Barracuda and Plymouth Road Runner also saw sales increases) performance cars. Nowadays you can expand your collection with various restored 1970's Challengers or with some special one-off Challenger like this 1970 "Insidious" Challenger that was created and sold few years ago.
1970 = 76935 *includes 2539 T/As
Hardtop I6: 9929
Hardtop V8:. 39350*
Sports hardtop I6: 350
Sports hardtop V8: 5873
Convertible I6: 378
Convertible V8: 2543
Hardtop R/T: 13796
Special Edition hardtop R/T: 3753
Convertible R/T: 963
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