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Who doesn’t love the second generation Dodge Charger? This restored 1970 R/T with its numbers-matching 440 represents one of the most identifiable muscle cars of all time. It was a smashing success when new, selling nearly three times what Dodge expected. It has been a go-to car for television and movies alike. And its legacy continues on to this day.
This Charger is a genuine XS29 R/T model with a complete fender tag showing a built date of 11-25-69. It is a great example, free of rust issues or compromised sheet metal. It was painted the fairly rare color of FK5 Dark Burnt Orange Metallic (1 of 881). But even more rare is the code V1G Gator Grain Vinyl Top (1 of only 375) which really gets people’s attention. There are also factory hood pins and the black Bumblebee stripe around the back which really looks great on this car, as do the Magnum wheels with BF Goodrich tires. The pop-up fuel door and side scoops with R/T badges complete the look.
Under the hood is the original 440ci 375hp motor with matching partial VIN stamp. Everything appears factory correct including the cast exhaust manifolds and Magnum dual snorkel air cleaner. It runs strong and shifts well through the heavy duty Torqueflite automatic transmission. The 8-3/4” Sure-Grip rear is equipped with 3.32 gears for good highway performance. It all makes for a nice riding car that is a whole lot of fun to drive. The clean trunk compartment includes a proper spare tire with bumper jack.
The black interior has also been redone. It retains the factory bucket seat arrangement with center console and floor shifter. The dash has the desirable Rallye gauge setup with 150mph speedometer and N85 Tic-Toc-Tach. Note the attractive woodgrain finish on the dash and center console which really dresses up the interior. The headlights, interior lights, dash lights, heater, horn, wipers, and AM radio all work.
The Charger R/T continues to be an in-demand classic that everyone can recognize. This one brings a lot to the table with its rare configuration and wonderful condition. Whether you’re just looking for a cruise night ride or a trip down Route 66, this Mopar is tough to beat.
a new brand that was between a Ford and Lincoln that would address the growing consumer desire for upscale products. This spawned the brand known as De Luxe.
Up until 1947, there was no ‘Goldilocks’ choice in half-ton pickup trucks. The options were the choice between a truck based on lightly-modified passenger car chassis or one scaled-down from a medium-duty truck. That all changed with the introduction of the 1948 Ford F-1 Bonus Built. There were certainly pickup trucks available prior to 1948, […]
I really love handmade British sports cars. I like that individual people built these cars, that they are quite exclusive, and they often tend to be quite different from production cars. The problem with most handmade British cars is that they tend to be very expensive. They cars are built by such companies as Lagonda, […]
RM Sotheby’s first online-only catalog sale, which replaced the annual live South Florida auction because of the COVID-19 pandemic, totaled $13.7 million in overall sales for 259 collector cars and 21 lots of memorabilia. The auction was held on the company’s Online Only digital platform from March 20 with timed bidding closing from March 25 […]
In mid-March, I wrote a commentary headlined “I don’t understand the need for driving gloves: Do people wear them just to look cool, or do they enhance car control?” While I have nothing against such gloves, or against those who might wear them, I had never understood exactly why people would wear them, or why […]
Shopping from home has not been halted by the coronavirus pandemic and H&H Classics reports a 97 percent sell-through rate for its recent online Automobilia auction. “The fact that the result was achieved during this difficult time for the country and the world speaks volumes about online sales as a powerful phenomenon in the tradition […]
the Porsche 914 weighted in at 2,072-2,194 pounds, allowing this to provide a sporty ride. The handling and braking also vastly benefited from this, taking a page from Lotus’ Colin Chapman’s playbook.
Mitch Perry did not make my list of favorite race drivers this past week. However, he is at the top of my list as my own race driver coach and friend, and we share very parallel youth years. Unlike me, he has gone on to become an accomplished racer and is one of LA’s most […]
The Pick of the Day is advertised as a 1966 Ford GT40 with an asking price of $124,999. Deal of the century for a GT40 Mk I “street-legal supercar”? Well, as it turns out, this car being offered by its private owner in Gardnerville, Nevada, is not one of the cars that Ford raced at […]
During this time spent indoors during shelter in place, I have been able to continue work on the MGB GT restoration. The latest project has been tackling the gearbox. For a bit of history: The 3-syncro overdrive-equipped gearbox in this car is the one in it when the car was delivered. The gearbox was rebuilt […]