1971 Dodge Challenger Convertible from TV Series Mod Squad

Mod-SquadIt was billed as the super hip new TV Series for the Woodstock Generation. An ABC network TV show named Mod Squad was to appeal to a youthful, counter-culture audience. The promo promised “three young, hip crime fighters, One White, One Black, One Blonde … ” Three youths with troubled pasts were given a chance to fight for justice. Their hippie personas were a disguise to get them close to the criminals they were investigating. But there was a fourth star of the show … the 1971-Dodge-Challenger-Convertibletrio’s ride, a 1971 Dodge Challenger Convertible. The car has weathered better than the three actors. It is currently being offered for sale by Dan Schmitt & Co and is on display in the St. Louis gallery. It is one of only two ’72 E-body convertibles built. It was produced for the series with a 1972 front and rear valance so they could use it to film episodes for 1972. Chrysler discontinued the E-body cars in 1971. But they were very popular with the film crews so a deal was made to allow the Mod Squad TV show to continue using their converted E-body convertible for the 1972 season.

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2 Responses to 1971 Dodge Challenger Convertible from TV Series Mod Squad

  1. ChallengerHK October 10, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    Kind of. The Challengers were in production from 1970 to 1974. The show wanted a convertible, but convertible production was halted in 1971. Chrysler took a 71 convertible and changed the front (header) and tail panels to represent a 1972 model.

    • Classic Guru October 10, 2013 at 11:30 am #

      Hey, only two were produced with the ’72 front and rear valance for the show. Very rare. What incredible provenance. I want one of these!

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