How often do you get a chance to buy a 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T this right? Not only is it a rare 426 Hemi Mopar muscle car with numbers matching, but it came from the factory with an original TX-9 Tuxedo black finish with a back interior. If you checked the 426 Hemi engine option when ordering a 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T you automatically got the factory Super Track Pack A34 option with the Sure Grip differential, and 9 3/4″ Dana rear axle equipped with 4.10 gears. You also got the 4-speed, and they say this one is numbers matching too.
Man, this 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T is straight from Mopar heaven. It is no surprise that this incredible Mopar is being offered for sale by Legendary Motorcar Company. They trade exclusively in high end collector cars of this provenance. In this instance, they tell us the Tuxedo black Hemi Challenger is fully documented and has had a rotisserie restoration. (Follow the link to the Legendary Motorcar Company’s ad page to see dozens of high resolutions photos.)
Research done by Legendary Motorcar Company indicates the Hemi Challenger R/T was built in Hamtramck, Michigan and scheduled for production Saturday, November 15th, 1969. It is one of only 137 Challengers built with the legendary 426 Hemi engine and a 4-speed Pistol Grip transmission. It features a long list of desirable options such as driver’s side remote mirror, dual chrome mirrors, hood pins and factory stripe delete. The interior includes wood grain trim, front buckets seats, noise reduction package, Rally instrument cluster, multiplex AM/FM radio and a rear speaker.
Having benefited from a complete nut and bolt rotisserie restoration, this 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T is an exceptional example. The car comes wth a copy of the broadcast sheet, decoded by Galen Govier. They say it has been owned and maintained by a collector ever since the restoration.
How Rare is a 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T?
When you compare factory production numbers, there were only 286 Dodge Challenger R/T hardtops produced with the 426 Hemi engine in 1970, the first year they were offered by Dodge. Actually there were more Hemi Cudas produced than Challengers. A total of 652 Hemi Cudas were produced in that first year of E-body styling. Even sweeter, the E-Body Hemi R/T was a little longer in wheelbase, and usually came with more options than the Hemi Cuda. Who would have guessed that the first-year E-body Hemi Challenger would become more rare than the legendary Plymouth Hemi Cuda?
Legendary Motorcar Company points out that this Challenger R/T represents an incredible opportunity for the discerning collector to obtain one of the most sought after muscle cars of all time, with perhaps the most legendary drivetrain of the era in what is possibly the most desirable factory livery of all.
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