TX9 Triple Black, 3-Speed Manual With Bucket Seats and Console, Possibly 1 of 1

Price: US $47,900.00 Item location: Thomaston, Maine, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Dodge
  • Model: Challenger
  • SubModel: Convertible
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Black Bucket Seats
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 83,163
  • VIN: JH27H1B373325
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 340ci/245hp
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: Rear Wheel
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1971 Dodge Challenger Convertible

To start with, et me first say that I am listing this ’71 Challenger Convertible for a well-known classic and muscle car dealership and in doing so, will be acting as an agent for this dealership. The owner, ho is a friend and someone that I have known for over 20 years, ounded his dealership in 1996 and has been a veteran of the car business for over 30 years. All of his vehicles are chosen for the highest standards and quality. A careful and complete analysis is done on every one before they offered for sale.

As to myself, am just a (65) year old kid that loves muscle cars. For my work, recently retired from managing a Correctional Facility here in Maine and had worked for the Maine Department of Corrections for (40) years. I am also a respected member of my community. I mention this only because of the value of this car and so that prospective buyers will have some idea as to who they are dealing with. Even though this is not my own personal car, will always strive to maintain my reputation as an honest and reputable seller. Also, lease check out my eBay feedback which is 100% with (1,134) transactions.

INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS ARE WELCOME WITH A DOWN PAYMENT VIA PAYPAL AND THE BALANCE VIA WIRE TRANSFER ONLY.

I ALSO HAVE INTERNATIONAL BUYER REFERENCES FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO CHECK.

Just a little history on the Dodge Challenger:

The Challenger project was first started in about 1965 as Dodge's answer to the pony car. Stylist Carl Cameron refined the car for some time, nd, y 1968, hey were building 1970 Challenger prototypes.

Dodge was the last one to the pony car party, ut it spent its time wisely, erfecting its entry, he Challenger. The Challenger debuted with an engine lineup that ranged from a docile slant six to the powerful 440 Six Barrel and the awesome 426 Hemi. Other pony cars could only dream of a line up like that.

The Dodge Challenger was based on the Plymouth Barracuda platform, ut its wheelbase was stretched by two inches to provide more interior room. The Challenger was offered in both hardtop and convertible versions. Performance versions wore the R/T (Road/Track) badge and either the base or R/T model could be ordered with the SE luxury package.

But Dodge had one more trick up its sleeve. In order to race in the Sports Car Club of America's Trans American Sedan Championship, t built a street version of its race car which it called the Dodge Challenger T/A (Trans Am).

By 1972, he convertible version and all the big-block engine options were gone. Maximum power was also downgraded to 240horsepower to reflect the more accurate Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) net hp calculations. The 1972 models also received a new grille that extended beneath the front bumper.

The 1973 models were no longer available with a six-cylinder engine. For 1974, he 340cuin engine was replaced by a 360cuin version, ut the pony car market had deteriorated and production of Challengers ceased in mid 1974.

Enough for the history lesson. Now on to this rare and beautiful 1971 Triple Black Challenger Convertible.

The 340-4BBL engine option was considered the small block high performance version in the Mopar line up in the early 70s.The car had plenty of performance and good fuel economy.This particular Challenger’s chrome bumpers, rim, right work and stainless are considered extremely nice.The black convertible top still shows excellent. The front grille, ear tail light panel and bezels are super nice and still retain their factory original argent silver finish.The lower stone shield is also finished in argent silver.The Challenger’s interior is excellent with new seat covers, estored dash pad (from Just Dashes) and new carpet.She still retains the original door panels and factory am radio. It does come with custom embroidered Challenger floor mats. It has a very nice and clean walnut wood wheel with no cracks. The power top works fine and the Challenger does come with the original black convertible top boot.

The underside of the Challenger has a light factory under coating with original floor pans, orque boxes and trunk pan showing no signs of any rust or repair. Playing the muscle car sound is an OEM exhaust system with dual mufflers and dual resonators. Mechanically, he shocks, uspension and front end components are all in excellent condition. The only sheet metal that's been replaced, s on the passenger’s side where a full NOS quarter panel was professionally installed prior to the restoration.The car is in fantastic condition and the motor runs excellent with no smoke or issues.

This particular Challenger is simply stunning and starts, uns and drives beautifully. The car is overall considered to be an excellent daily driver only needing minor detailing and clean up under the hood. Truly, great investment and sure to increase in value over the next several years. I have no complaints about clones and reproductions as I have owned some nice ones myself. However, he wise buyer will always look to those rare muscle cars that have the right factory options and color scheme.

What does all of this all add up to? I say Mopar Heaven for the new owner.

Rarity:

According to Galen Govier’s “Chrysler Corporation Production Option Code Book”, here were only:

41 ‘71 Dodge Challenger hardtops and convertibles produced with the 3-speed manual transmission.

I have also read that there were:

1,857 Dodge Challenger convertibles produced in 1971.

29,883 Dodge Challenger total production in 1971.

If you extrapolate those production figures you come up with;

6.2% of all 1971 Dodge Challengers were convertibles.

6.2% of 41 ‘71 Challenger hardtops and convertibles with the 3-speed manual transmission would be:

2.54 vehicles.

Add in the fact that this is a real TX9 Challenger convertible and I think it is quite safe to say that:

This particular 1971 triple black Dodge Challenger 3-speed convertible is a true:

“one of one” collector car.

Please remember, his is based on my extrapolation only and shoud not be considered as gospel.

Decode Information:

Vin Number: JH27H1B373325 4-71

Vin Number Decode:

J Dodge Challenger

H High Price Class

27 Convertible

H 340ci 1-BBL HP Engine

1 1971

B Hamtramck, I Assembly Plant

373325 Sequence Number

4 April 1971

71 1971

Body Plate Codes:

P37 R11 V7W 26 EN2

M42 M44 N41 N42 N85

C16 C55 J25 J54 L25 M31

V3X U A01 A46 A62 B51

TX9 H6X9 000 428 095478

E55 D13 JH27 H1B 373325

Body Plate Decodes:

P37 Power Convertible Top

R11 AM Music Master Solid State Radio (2 AMP)

V7W White Sport Longitudinal Painted Stripe

26 26” Radiator

EN2 End of Sales Code

M42 Front Stone Shield Mouldings

M44 Hood, ear and Fender Mouldings

N41 Dual Exhaust

N85 Tachometer

C16 Center Console

C55 Bucket Seats

J25 3-Speed Variable Windshield Wiper

J54 Hood Insulation Pad

L25 Trunk Compartment Lamp

M31 Body Belt Mouldings

V3X Black Convertible Top

U USA Specifications

A01 Light Package

Glove Box Lock, ap/Courtesy Lamp, eading and Dome Lamp, love Box Lamp, s Receiver Lamp, argo Compartment Lamp, runk Compartment Lamp, ood/Fender Turn Signal Lites, ear Door Dome Lamp Switch, gnition Switch Lamp w/Timer, eadlamp On Buzzer, eadlamp Switch Lamp w/Timer.

A46 Molding Package

Upper door frame mouldings, rip rail mouldings, rill surround mouldings, heel lip mouldings, eck lid lower mouldings.

A62 Rally Instrument Cluster

Trip odometer, 50 MPH speedometer, nstrument panel woodgrain, achometer, lock, uel, il and temperature gauges, mmmeter, -speed variable wipers.

B51 Power Assist Disc Brakes

TX9 Black Exterior Paint

H6X9 H High Trim Grade

6 Vinyl Bucket Seats

X9 Black Trim

000 Full Door Panels

428 4 April 1971

28 28th Day of April 1971

095478 Body Sequence Number

E55 340ci, CYL, 75hp, 4BBL, A Block

D13 3-Speed Manual Floor Shift Transmission

JH27 J Dodge Challenger

H High Price Class

27 Convertible

H1B H 340ci 1-BBL HP Engine

1 1971

B Hamtramck, I Assembly Plant

373325 Sequence Number

Gneral Information:

· Appraisal stated value is $60,000.00;

· Factory Triple Black;

· VIN number on top of cowl;

· VIN number on radiator support;

· 340/275hp engine (NOM but is a Warranty replacement correct 1972 340 block);

· 3-Speed manual floor shift; (Not original but correct.)

· 8 3/4 Sure Grip rear axle with 3:55 gears;

· Muscle Car review feature car;

· Same owner past 10 years;

· 15” Rally wheels;

· White longitude stripe;

· Straight body and paint;

· Originally from NC;

· Original exhaust manifolds;

· Original 26" radiator;

· Correct distributor;

· Cosmetic restoration in the mid 90s;

· Modified cylinder heads;

· Purple cam shaft;

· Electronic ignition;

· Early Edelbrock aluminum 4-BBL intake (has Chrysler logo);

· Holley 4BBl carburetor;

· Correct cast iron intake manifold;

· Thermaquad 4BBL included (in trunk);

· Fit and finish is extremely nice and straight;

· High gloss mirror black finish;

· Power Steering;

· Power front disc brakes;

· Power top;

· Chrome exhaust tips;

· Flip open gas cap door;

· Collapsible space saver tire w/air canister;

· Detailed door jambs;

· Aftermarket am/fm cassette player neatly installed under the dash;

· New emergency brake cables;

· New weather strip.

FYI: AVAILABLE TO THE WINNING BIDDER, F THEY ARE INTERESTED, S A 1971 CORRECT 340ci COMPLETE ENGINE. (NEEDS REBUILD) ALSO, N A833 4-SPEED TRANSMISSION WITH THE CORRECT 1971 PISTOL GRIP SHIFTER. WILLING TO NEGOTIATE AFTER THE AUCTION HAS ENDED.

We do not claim to know everything there is to know about these cars. It is your responsibility to ensure that all of you questions or concerns are resolved prior to bidding and not after.

WINNING BIDDER DOES NOT HAVE THE OPTION TO LOOK THIS CAR OVER AFTER THE AUCTION CLOSES TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THEY WANT TO BUY. INSPECTIONS "MUST" BE DONE PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF THE AUCTION WITH NO EXCEPTIONS.

Terms of Sale:

This pre-owned vehicle is being sold "as-is, here is" with absolutely no warranties and/or guarantees either expressed or implied. A $1,000 non-refundable deposit is required at the close of the auction via PayPal. (If you do not have PayPal let me know through eBay ASAP.) The remainder of selling price is due within (5) business days of the auction end. All funds must be in the form of cash, cashier’s check, ertified bank check or wire transfer. If there is no confirmation, he seller has the right to offer the vehicle to other bidders. The buyer is responsible for all transport costs. This auction and your bid/participation in this auction are binding contracts and will be dutifully, awfully enforced.

Seller reserves the right to end the auction early without any liability to the seller.

THANKS FOR READING THIS LENGTHY AD. GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY BIDDING.