1973 Dodge Charger 440 Six Pack 4-speed Ralleye Package

Price: US $60,000.00 Item location: Okeana, Ohio, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Dodge
  • Model: Charger
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 55150
  • VIN: WH23P3A242397
  • Color: Black
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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Description:

1973 Dodge Charger

You are looking at a truly unique 1973 Dodge Charger. This was a customer ordered car, which meansit was made with the options / combinations the customer wanted. (to a point,more later). One of the things thatmakes this car unique is the Ralleye Package in combination with SE trim in TX9Black. This combination could be a 1 of1. With the 4-Speed manual it iscertainly low number car. The Vin asassigned (WH23P3) indicates it is 1 of 396 4-speed cars made in 1973. Considering it has an SE appearance (WP29P3SE Vin) it could be 1 of 271 4-speed cars made in SE configuration.

This car is a survivor and as I know it, I am the 3rdowner. It is mostly original. The second owner had the car re-painted inthe early 2000s and at that time, no one was reproducing the rally stripes, sohe had a pair custom made as close to the original as possible. This car looks good for 20 some years oldpaint. I have the broadcast sheet forthis car and have meticulously decoded it and the fender tag. I have included the details below. This is a Lynch Road car, so from what Iunderstand the broadcast sheets and fender tags varied by plant and Lynch Roaddid not list every item on the sheet/tag, just the exceptions to what a“standard” car would be.

This beautiful Dodge Charger rolled off the assembly line on5/1/1973 at 6:47 in the morning. Itbegan its life with a 400 high performance engine. I was told the original owner wanted a 440manual with A/C and he could not order that combination, but he could get the400 with that combination. As acondition of the sale, the selling dealer installed the 440 six-pack before theoriginal owner took delivery. I have no way of verifying this, buteverything else on the car has checked out according to the broadcast sheet andfender tag. The 440 block has a 1968date code, so based on that date, the 440 engine was manufactured before 1973and is one of the “high horsepower blocks”.The second owner installed the CD player/speakers and theheaders/exhaust. Maintenance and aftermarket items were installed over the years.This includes wheels/tires, shocks, coil / wires. I have replaced the clutch and front shocks.Other than the engine, paint and the items I have noted; this car is as it was ordered back in1973. As far as I know, everything is originalunless noted.

This car is not perfect, but what almost 50 year old caris? Under my ownership, I elected tokeep it original. As you can see fromthe pics, the driver’s seat has a split seem.There is a small mouse hole in the headliner by the shoulder belt. This beautiful Charger has just over 55,000miles on the odometer. I have owned itsince 2007 and it has won many trophies over the years.



Decoding of FenderTag: Bottom to Top, Left to Right (Lynch Road Tag)

Code

Description

E68

400-4 Barrel High Performance

D21

Heavy Duty 4-Speed Manual Transmission

WH23

W = Dodge Coronet / Charger

H = High

23 = 2 Door Hardtop

P3A

P = 400 260HP(net) 1-4BBL 8 CYL

3 = 1973

A = Lynch Road, MI, USA

242397

VIN Sequence Number '242397'

TX9

Paint Code: Black / Black Velvet

H6X9

Trim Grade/Style/Color

H = High

6 = Vinyl Bucket Seats

X9 = Black

TX9

Upper Door Frame: Black / Black Velvet

501

Date Built: 5 / 01 / 1973

121038

Order Number: 121038

TX9

Roof Type OR Color: Black / Black Velvet

U

Built to Specifications for USA Order

V21

Performance Hood Treatment

H51

Single Air /w Heater

V6R

Longitudinal Stripes, Red

26

26 in. Radiator

G11

Tinted Glass All

G37

Left Hand Remote, Right Hand Manual Chrome Racing Mirrors

09118

09 = Gate 9 118=18th body through the gate for production day (101 = 1st)

238045

Sequence number since beginning of production year. (100001 = 1st)

056

Last 3 digits of Engine Assembly

989807

989 = Last 3 Digits of Axle Assembly

807 = Last 3 Digits of Transmission Assembly

2 K

Inspection Tag - Inspector 2, Inspector K

Broadcast Sheet Decoding

Line 1

Sequence

Number

B237623

Vehicle Order Number

Unreadable

VIN

Car Line

WH = Charger Hardtop

Body Type

23 = 2 Door Hardtop

Engine

P = 400 4-Barrel

Year

3 = 1973

Plant

A = Lynch Road, MI

Build Spec

U = USA

Sold Car

Y14 = Sold Car It was ordered by a customer

Finish

Y97 = 3 Gallons of Gas

Line 2

Engine

E68 = 400-4 Barrel High Performance

Trans

D21 = Heavy Duty 4-Speed Manual Transmission

Axle

D53 = 3.23 Gear Ratio

D8Size

3 = 8 ¾ inch Axle Size

D91 S/G

1 = Sure Grip Axle

Tires

T93 = Raised White Letter G70 x 14

Trim Code

H6X9 =

H = High Price Class

6 = Vinyl Bucket Seats

X9 = Black

UDF Color

TX9 = Black Upper Door Frame

Paint Style

V01 = Single Tone Paint Scheme

Body Paint

TX9 = Formal Black

Roof Top Style

TX9 = Black Vinal Top

K Stripe 1st

V6R = Longitudinal Stripes, Red

Line 3

Steering Column

315 X9 7005 = B-Body, Power Steering, Floor Shift, Black, Non-Tilt

Steering Wheel

25 X9

25 = Unknown X9=Black

Horn Pad

80 X9

80 = 3 Button Horn X9=Black

Rad

47 = 3673947 26” Core

Hose Inlet

57 = 2863257 Max Cool

Alt

11 = 3656711 or 3755411 Dual Pully

Fan

49 = 3462149 7 Blade Fan

Fan Spacer

79 = 3462179 Thermal

Bat

62 = Unknown

V

V21 = Performance Hood

Line 4

Vac Fit

11 = 3 Way .122 Diameter

Engine

056 = Last 3 Digits of Engine Assembly

Carb

32 = Unknown

Trans

807 = Last 3 Digits of Transmission Assembly

Pin

32 = 32 Teeth P/N 2538932

Shaft

101 = P/N 2996101 Type 7290 50.68 Length 3.25 Diameter

Axle

989 = Last 3 Digits of Axle Assembly

Wheels

Road / Color / Spare

60 TX9 00

Also See Line 12 W Codes

Wheel Cover

54 = Standard Dodge Wheel Cover

Also See Line 12 W Codes

Frame

49 = Unknown

Front S/Bar

91 = P/N 3402891

Shock FT

01 = Standard Shock

See Line 12 S Codes

Shock RR

63 =Unknown

See Line 12 S Codes

Line 5

(All Last Digits of Part Numbers Unless Noted)

Torsion Bar

659 658

Rear Spring

752 752

Clutch/Brake

56 20

Exhaust

945 948

Tail Pipe

03 02

Car Height

BP1 (BP5 is standard height, below is low and above is high.)

Mas Cyl

45

Line 6

Time

6:47 Rolled off the line on 5/1/1973 at 6:47 in the morning

Carpet

FT = 34 Color = X8 (Black) RR = 00

Wiring

ENG FRT=39 ENG RR=00 H/LP=26 (All last digits of P/N)

Pulley

Drive=82 3614382 Fan=07 3698907 (All last digits of P/N)

Drive Belt

Fan=00 P/Stg=85 AC=82 A/inj=00 (All last digits of P/N)

Line 7

Console

C16 = Center Console

Rear

Arm Rests

C23 = Arm Rest with Ash Tray

Seats

C56 = Bucket Seats

Carpet

C93 = Standard Carpet

Rear Size

B25=Brake size 10.00 x 2.50

Disc

B41=Front Disc Brakes

A Combo

Groups

A57 = Rallye Package

Line 8

Heater

H51 = Air Conditioning

Glass

G11 = Tinted Glass

Mirror O/S

G37 = Left Hand Remote, Right Hand Manual Chrome Racing Mirrors

Mirror Inside

G41 = Prismatic Day/Night Mirror

Alter

F11 = 70 Amp Hr Alternator

Battery

F23 = 59 Amp Battery with Yellow Caps

Blank Box

F92 = Unknown

Line 9

Glove Box

J11 = Lockable Glove Box Lid

Cigar Lighter

J15 = Cigar Lighter

Wipers

J25 = 3 Speed Wipers

Horns

J31 = Dual Horns

Hood Pin

J45 = Chrome Hood Pins

Hood Rel.

J52 = Inside Hood Release

Hood

J54 = Sport Hood

Inst. Panel

J97 = Rallye Instrument Panel

Map Light

L5 = Map Light

Glove Box

L11 = Glove Box Light

Ash Tray

L15 = Ash Tray Light

Cargo/Trunk

L25 = Trunk Compartment Light

Turn Signal

L31 = Fender Mounted Turn Signal

Line 10

Drip Trough

M21 = Drip Rail

Sill

M25 = Wide Body Moulding

Wheel Lip

M26 = Chrome Lip Moulding

Rear/Front Guards

M85 = Front and Rear Bumper Guards

Ign Switch

L65 = Time Delay Ignition Switch Light

H/L On Signal

L72 = Headlight on Warning Signal

Line 11

Dual Exhaust

N41 = Dual Exhaust

Exhaust Tips

N42 = Exhaust Tips

Coolant

N76 = Coolant Recovery Canister

Gov/Tack

N85 = Tachometer

Line 12

Radio

R11 = Music Master AM

Front Shock

S01 = Standard Front Shock

Rear Shock

S31 = Standard Rear Shock

Rear Sway Bar

S41 = Rear Sway Bar

S51

S51 = Unknown Front Sway Bar?

Power Steering

S77 = Power Steering

Strg Wheel

S87 = 3 Spoke Steering Wheel

Covers or Delete

W01 = Delete Wheel Covers

Road Wheels

W87 = Unknown ???