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CC-487935

For Sale: 1971 Dodge Challenger
in Louisville, Kentucky

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Description
 
You are looking at a two owner survivor 1971 Dodge Challenger hardtop with 45,000 original miles. It is equipped with a 318 CI 2 barrel with a 904 torqueflite transmission on the column. Although this was probably the most common Challenger/Barracuda configuration “back in the day” it is one of the rarest today and even more exceptional when its virgin condition is considered. All body panels are perfectly aligned as the day it left the Hamtramck assembly plant. All hinges, latches, buttons, switches and motors function as new with the exception of the original AM radio. The F7 metallic dark ivy paint is 95% original and holds no secrets. The F7 metallic green vinyl interior shows only slight wear and is 100% original with the exception of an aftermarket tachometer swapped for the clock blank out which I still have. The black vinyl top is original and in excellent condition. Frames, floors and trunk are solid. The outer body does show some minor cosmetic rust in the wheel splash areas from some harsh West Virginia winters in its early years . Above the character line the paint and trim quality are near factory perfect. Below the character line the paint, aluminum and pot metal trim are in good and shiny condition but wear some minor scratches, dings and corrosion commensurate with an original 40+ year old car. The engine compartment is very clean and every effort has been taken to keep it appearing as new and original while also keeping it fully functional and reliable. The air conditioning will turn on however is low on R12 so performance is poor. A cycling switch to convert the system to R134A has been installed but not connected as of yet. The evaporator case leaks condensation water and needs to be resealed. In the trunk there is some minor surface rust in the floor from a leak which has since been repaired and the original mat has some staining. The original spare wheel was replaced at some point. All jack hardware is present and mint. Nearly all sales, specification and warranty documents were saved and are present. The car drives and rides very nicely as new. The standard suspension provides a fairly soft ride but with body roll in hard cornering. The power steering is typical of most Chrysler products of the era, very easy with little feedback. It has four wheel drum brakes although an NOS Mopar power brake add on kit was installed for better braking performance. Although acceleration is more than adequate and it is capable of laying down a nice patch of rubber it won’t win many races against its big engined brothers but after the show while they are revving out their RPMs with their high ratio gearing trying to get down the road at 60 mph she will cruise right by at 70 or 80 at a little above idle while getting about 16 mpg. The car needs very little however the tires are in need of replacement due to age and the fuel filler tube to tank seal needs replacement.
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$19,000
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Louisville, KY
Zip
40291
Vehicle Basics

Trim Level
hardtop

Odometer Reading
45000

Year
1971

Convertible
No

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
F7 green

Accessories and Customizations



Restoration History
Unrestored

Condition of Exterior
Good

Interior Details

Color(s)
F7 green

Seat Material
Vinyl

Accessories and Customizations






Restoration History
Unrestored

Condition of Interior
Very Good

Engine Details

Engine Configuration
V-8

Engine Size
318

Engine History
Original

Engine Condition
Running

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Automatic

Drive Train
Rear-wheel drive

 
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