Over the course of a seven month rotisserie restoration, this 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 went from a car that had nearly been given up on, to one of the most loved cars at MS Classic Cars in Seekonk, Massachusetts. The previous owner is quoted as saying:
“The story about the Challenger is the car had been at two or three restoration shops for the last six or seven years. It was to be a Vanishing point car. The last shop it was taken to it sat for a couple of years and the owner was finally given a price of over $70,000 to restore it. He became frustrated and gave up on the car and sold it. When I purchased the car my original plan was to just get it running and assemble it and sell it.
After inspecting the car from top to bottom I realized it was in excellent original condition and it deserved a full blown rotisserie restoration. This is truly the first rust free car I’ve ever restored. During the restoration I discovered on top of the original red paint the car had been painted blue and white over the years but was in great shape. During the seven month restoration I used the E-body restoration manual as a guide on the correct nuts, bolts, factory markings, etc. This way the car would be as accurate as when it left the factory. I took the car to an all Mopar Car Show in Farmington, NC which is a large southeast regional show and won first place which affirmed all my hard work and restoration skills”.
It’s said to be as accurate as when it left the factory floor, with a factory 375 horsepower engine. We’re told everything on-board has been restored or replaced!
This car has been SOLD.
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