Monday, February 10, 2020

1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T

1 of 287 Hemi Challenger R/T hardtops produced in 1970. Matching numbers 426/425 HP Hemi engine. Automatic transmission. Correct B5 Blue paint with V68 stripe delete. Black interior. Dual 4-barrel carburetors.

Introduced in fall 1969 for the 1970 model year, the Challenger was one of two Chrysler E-body cars, the other being the Plymouth Barracuda. Chrysler intended the new Challenger as the most potent pony car ever and it was available with a number of trim and option levels.
The pony car segment was declining by the time the Challenger arrived. Sales fell dramatically after 1970. The Special Edition hardtop, available on either the base Challenger or on the R/T, added a number of features.
The Challenger R/T came with a Rallye instrument cluster that included a 150 mph (240 km/h) speedometer, an 8,000 rpm tachometer and an oil pressure gauge. A 1970 Hemi Challenger is a poster child for the most desirable cars from the muscle era.

New, a fully optioned Challenger stickered for around $5,156.
A 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T made $290k in January.

This example crosses the block at Glendale.