Forewarning, kind of a long read here:
This is a numbers matching 1974 Challenger with Rally Package & Factory A/C. It has the 360 4bbl motor/carb (Edelbrock) and Hurst pistol grip 4-speed transmission. An increasingly rare combination.
I have owned this car for the past 6 years and put about 3,000 miles on it. I was told when I purchased it that I am the third owner. This was my dream, and it is sad to let her go, but life has presented new opportunities and I know it's time she moved to a new home where she can be loved and appreciated.
Always stored under cover, the vinyl is in excellent condition and the paint is pretty good. There are a couple of chips that I have taken pictures of. The paint is starting the bubble in the regular spots, by the wheel wells. No bondo that I am aware of. No rust holes. Interior is great, there's a little wear on the drivers seat but that's it. Headliner is good (email me for more pics of the interior and I've got video of it running)
This car has never presented me with any trouble. The engine has had one rebuild on it that I am aware of. The previous owner installed a rear window defrost that I removed but I have the pieces for it. I also have the original orange air cleaner. The only piece that I know is not correct is the rear bumper, which came from a 1972 (doesn't have the 5 mph rubber bumpers on it). I wired it sort of temporarily for an amplifier in the trunk and installed a new head-unit and speakers. The amp wiring would be very easy to remove if you wanted. For the front speaker I routed the speaker wire over the dash because running it behind the dash meant drilling a hole and I have never drilled a hole or made any modification to this car. Kept as original as possible, always. I have the original air cleaner.
The passenger side door handle is sticky from the inside. The emergency brake light always stays on (emergency brake functions fine, it's just the switch for the light). And the middle console "button" is missing (can be opened if you stick something in it to push the mechanism). These are the only interior flaws that I am aware of. A day in the garage and they would all be taken care of for $10, unfortunately I just don't have the time and I keep the car at my fathers house. I'm letting you know these minor flaws so there are no surprises.
Clean title in hand. I am happy to work with any buyers to get it transported. I will not drive it out to you some long distance, sorry, I can meet you in Seattle or Tacoma. I will entertain reasonable offers, I'm not budging much, & will not respond to low-balls, no hurry to sell. I haven't seen another numbers matching 360/4-speed for sale in a long time and I look pretty often. Never seen another one with this color combo. NADA Guides values at about $31K in average condition. That is a value that has increased about $4,000 just over the time I've owned it.
TRADES: Will consider the following trades
Gen 1 viper - Straight across
2005 Lotus Elise - Straight across
$10K minimum cash on buyers end + C5 Vette
Will consider other trades + cash, possibly liter bike, Hayabusa, R1, CBR1000 etc., boats, RX-7, Supra, S2000, other similar cars
Not really into trucks or European cars
(This is also posted on classiccars.com. Text or email only please, just to weed out the spam, then we can chat on the phone.)
EDIT 5/14: I have had a full pre-sale inspection done on the car
which has revealed a couple of issues:
leaking valve cover gasket
leaking timing chain gasket
exhaust leak due to wearing on suspension components, rubbing on idler arm.
needs A-frame upper bushings and ball joints.
I will fully disclose all of the issues to a buyer. I can send the PDF of the inspection, nothing to hide here. She runs great but she needs some love for sure. I have lowered the price accordingly from $25.5K to $24K which is the lowest I will accept. If it's not gone by the end of May I plan to take the listings down and fix all the standing issues, then re-list for higher. For a gear-head that wants to work and love on a car, the issues aren't too bad.
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