Tuesday, September 24, 2019

1971 Dodge Hemi Charger R/T - $181k

1 of 63 Hemi Charger R/Ts produced in 1971. 1 of 12 produced for the Canadian market. 1 of 30 Hemi 4-speed Charger R/Ts for 1971. Matching numbers drivetrain. 426 Hemi V-8 engine. Dual 4-barrel carburetors. Hemispherical cylinder heads. Dual exhaust. A833 4-speed manual transmission. Dana 60 Super Track Pack with 4.10 rear axle. Power steering. Power brakes. Ramcharger hood with hold-down pins. B5 Bright Blue Metallic with Black R/T striping. Front and rear spoilers. Blue vinyl bucket seat interior. Hurst Pistol Grip shifter.
A final year Hemi Charger R/T is a prime collectible. In a model season that saw just 63 Hemi Charger R/Ts produced overall, this car is a top-notch example with the legendary 426 Hemi V-8 engine, dual 4-barrel carburetors, hemispherical cylinder heads, high-flow dual exhaust and heavy-duty suspension and cooling equipment. Coded A34 for the Super Trak Pak, this Charger has the highly desired performance-engineered A833 4-speed manual transmission coupled to a 4.10 Dana 60 Sure Grip rear axle.
When the 426 Hemi was introduced in 1964, it was strictly a racing engine. That year, four Hemi-powered Mopars swept the Daytona 500, finishing 1-2-3-4. It caught the racing world by surprise, and prompted NASCAR to impose stricter production rules on Chrysler. Instead of producing a few blueprinted Hemi motors each production year, they would have to produce several thousand and sell them in street-legal cars. Four bolt mains were standard on every 426 Hemi, street or race.

The motor was essentially ruled out of NASCAR in the 1970s, and emissions laws, production costs, and insurance surcharges ended the street version after 1971.
A true muscle classic, the car made $181k