1970 Dodge Challenger R/T – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

1970 Dodge Challenger RT 1970 Dodge Challenger RT

Genuine first-year R/T Hardtop with 440ci big-block: resprayed and reupholstered

The 1970 Dodge Challenger is unquestionably one of the most iconic American 70s muscle cars ever.

These American rigs often fly under the radar of collectors’, especially compared to our local Aussie-made hero cars. This leaves plenty of value in American muscle cars for those who are after a classic with big cubic inches!

Challengers with 318 or 383 cubic inch donks are consistently available for around $50,000-$75,000.

440ci R/Ts are top of the tree however, with outstanding condition and factory-correct cars nudging the upper regions of $150,000.

This first year 1970 R/T was imported to Australia in early 1989 and converted to right-hand drive.

Originally delivered in Light Green Metallic with Green Sports Stripes and a Black interior; the car was torn down, resprayed and rebuilt, now presenting in Stunning Silver with Red Sports Stripes with a completely reupholstered red interior.

Inside the cabin, the car still retains its factory-optioned twin bucket seats, rallye instrument cluster and original steering wheel (also re-trimmed in red).

The car was originally delivered with a four-barrel 440ci V8 mated to a 727 Torqueflite transmission, though now is fitted with a non-numbers-matching 440ci V8 from a later model R/T Challenger. The updated engine stays true to the original spirit though is complimented by sports extractors, high-rise Edelbrock inlet manifold, and a performance Holley carburettor.

It may not be 100% original, but presents in great condition with plenty of unique and useable upgrades.

The car is based in Victoria, and is listed for $85,000.

You can check out the full listing here!


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