Wednesday, March 28, 2018

1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T Convertible

The 1970 model year heralded Dodge’s new entry into the pony-car market, the Challenger. Created to compete with Cougar and Firebird, the Challenger’s E-body platform could handle any engine in the Dodge passenger car line. The R/T designation would be for performance models, and it was only in 1970 that a convertible Challenger was ever offered. That year, 1,070 people bought new R/T convertibles; only nine of them selected the Hemi engine. Four of those chose the Hemi/automatic combination. This is one of that very exclusive group.
This car showed 1,140 miles since its restoration. There are very few authentic 1970 Hemi Challenger R/T convertibles in existence today, and those that have survived do not come up for sale often.
With a low estimate of $2,000,000, this example changed hands in 2016 at Mecums.