Price: US $44,995.00 Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Dodge
  • Model: Challenger
  • SubModel: Rallye
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Rallye
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 59,373
  • VIN: JH23H3B519491
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 340 V8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: White
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1973 Dodge Challenger Rallye

This 1973 Dodge Challenger Rallye represents a pretty unique opportunity. Well-equipped and featuring a great color combination, it's also got its original motor intact and, having logged just under 60,000 miles, is running so well after nearly 45 years of service, you could literally make this magnetic muscle car your daily driver!
The louvred hood, prominent fender vents and black stripes are your first indications that this is no garden variety Challenger, and this particular specimen represents the model exceedingly well, as its pale green exterior and contrasting dark green top gives it a definite aura of mid-'70s cool. Upon closer inspection, you'll see that the hue has a nice shine, and the chrome trim and bright work are also in fine form. 1973 marked the first year that the Challenger featured prominent bumper guards in front and its fresh, black rubber presents an effective contrast for the clean, straight expanse of chrome they reside on. The Challenger, has a slightly longer wheelbase than its Dodge stablemate Barracuda, but its look remains one of capable agility, a notion that was certainly underscored by high speed, onscreen acrobatics in '70s movies like "Vanishing Point" and television shows like "Mannix", where a Challenger Rallye much like this one was the title character's car of choice.
Inside, the white upholstery of the bucket seats in front and bench seat in back are in their original configuration and remain in impressive condition. Featuring a unique tapered shape and high, supportive backs, they're surprisingly comfortable and supportive. Slide into the driver's seat and take your position behind the still-stock Challenger steering wheel, the shifter with its pistol grip beckoning within easy reach, and in front of you you'll notice that the dash area features a "four-across" instrument cluster design that's another hallmark of the Rallye option. Set against the wood grain pattern of the dash, the instruments themselves are still easily readable behind nice, clear lenses. Just below, an aftermarket AM/FM/CD player also featuring USB connectivity has been professionally installed, so there'll be no shortage of tunes as you head out on the highway. A nice by-product of the Challenger's relatively long wheelbase is the generous amount of legroom in back - you'll have no hesitation with taking your crew on the road with you, as they'll have plenty of room to stretch out back there. In the spacious trunk, a full-size spare with plenty of tread sits securely fastened.
The original 340 cubic inch V8 sitting under the hood features some well-chosen add-ons that ratchet up its performance capabilities. A dealer-installed performance package that included a high-performance intake manifold and 4-barrel carb, coupled with 10:1 pistons give this Challenger substantially more power than its more plainly-equipped counterparts, and the power plant remains in fine form, firing right up and running smoothly. It's paired with the original 4 speed transmission, which still shifts with confidence-inspiring security. The ride on this classic achieves an admirable balance between comfort on the straightaways and firmness to conquer turns and that's no accident - the Rallye option also included a suspension featuring upgraded front torsion bars, heavier shocks, stiffer leaf springs and a larger anti-roll bar. This example of vintage MoPar engineering sits on a set of 15" Eagle Alloy wheels, wrapped in BF Goodrich TA radials.
Looking for a veritable mid-'70s muscle car time machine that's every bit up to the challenge for any excursion you can conjure up? You have to check out this 1973 Dodge Challenger Rallye. Call today!