1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Convertible


Ultra Rare Mopar Muscle Car 440 6 Pack Convertible

When you declare a car to be one of the rarest Mopars ever, you better be ready to back that up. And Bill Pawleski of Arizona Classics assures us that this one will not disappoint. It is a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Convertible, rotisserie restored and documented.

1970-dodge-challenger-convt-azclassics-350The Rallye red Challenger is one of only 99 Challenger convertibles produced in 1970 with the big block 440 ci motor and 6 Pack Holley carburetors. 1970 was the first year of production forthe classic E-body Mopars. (No Challenger convertibles were produced at all in 1971.) The Challengers were slightly bigger than their Barracuda cousins at Plymouth and, by design, were to be a little more luxuriously optioned and upscale. A 1970 Challenger R/T Convertible paced the Indianpolis 500 race that year. The one you see pictured here from Arizona Classics is especially rare since it is equipped with the Pistol Grip 4-speed manual transmission. It is only one of 61 such cars produced.

1970-dodge-challenger-convt-azclassics-engine-350Pawleski tells us it has the Dana 60 differential and he says it is “all numbers matching,” awildly exciting fact for most Mopar collectors. He says it has been documented and decoded by Galen Govier, famed Mopar historian. He also notes that it has been inspected and authenticated by David Wise, noted Detroit consultant on Mopars.

Be sure to view the undercarriage photos in the ad at the above link. The interior shots show a pretty good look at the Rallye dash with instrument cluster, including 150-mph speedometer, a tach, trip odometer, clock, plus gauges for fuel, oil and temperature. Click through to the ad for more history and photos as this ad is so fresh that the full description has not yet been published.

See this car and more in the latest edition of the Cars On Line Newsletter!

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