Presented here is a nut and bolt rotisserie restored 1970
Challenger R/T with a 440 Six-Pack. Believed to have just over
17,000 original miles, this Mopar was full restored in 2008 and was
featured as a showcase piece at Summit Racing's headquarters.
This is a Factory R/T that was originally born with a 383 and was
professionally restored and outfitted with the vaunted 440 Six Pack
that resides underneath the hood today. A complete binder of every
single receipt is included along with detailed restoration
This R/T runs very strong and is absolutely stunning inside and
out. This is an iconic muscle car that checks off all of the
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About the Challenger:
The Dodge Challenger is the name of three different generations of
automobiles (two of those being pony cars) produced by Dodge.
However, the first use of the Challenger name by Dodge was in 1959
for marketing a "value version" of the full-sized Coronet Silver
From model years 1970 to 1974, the first generation Dodge
Challenger pony car was built using the Chrysler E platform in
hardtop and convertible body styles sharing major components with
the Plymouth Barracuda.
Introduced in fall 1969 for the 1970 model year, the Challenger was
one of two Chrysler E-body cars, the other being the slightly
smaller Plymouth Barracuda. Positioned to compete against the
Mercury Cougar and Pontiac Firebird in the upper end of the pony
car market segment, it was "a rather late response" to the Ford
Mustang, which debuted in April 1964. Even so, Chrysler intended
the new Challenger as the most potent pony car ever, and like the
less expensive Barracuda, it was available in a staggering number
of trim and option levels, and with virtually every engine in
The Challenger's longer wheelbase, larger dimensions, and more
luxurious interior were prompted by the launch of the 1967 Mercury
Cougar, likewise a bigger, more luxurious and more expensive pony
car aimed at affluent young American buyers. The 110" wheelbase was
2" longer than the Barracuda's, and the Dodge differed
substantially in its Sheetmetal, much as the Cougar differed from
the shorter-wheelbase Mustang. Air conditioning and a rear window
defogger were optional.
Exterior design was penned by Carl Cameron, who was also
responsible for the exterior designs of the 1966 Dodge Charger.
Cameron based the 1970 Challenger grille on an older sketch of a
stillborn 1966 Charger prototype that was to have a turbine engine.
The pony car segment was already declining by the time the
Challenger arrived. Sales fell dramatically after 1970, and though
sales rose for the 1973 model year with over 27,800 cars being
sold, Challenger production ceased midway through the 1974 model
year. A total of 165,437 first generation Challengers were
For its introductory model year the Challenger was available in two
series, Challenger and Challenger R/T, and three models, two-door
hardtop, Special Edition two-door hardtop, or convertible. The base
model was the Challenger with either an inline-6 or V8 engine. The
Special Edition hardtop, available on either the base Challenger or
on the R/T, added a number of appearance, convenience, and comfort
features. Produced for the 1970 model year only, this more
luxurious SE specification included as standard a vinyl roof with a
"SE" medallions on the pillars, a smaller "formal" rear window,
leather and vinyl bucket seats, and an overhead interior console
that contained three warning lights, door ajar, low fuel, and
seatbelts. The standard engine on the base model was a 225 cu in
Straight-6. The standard engine on the higher trim models was a 318
cu in (5.2 L) V8 with a 2-barrel carburetor.
For 1970, the optional engines included the 340 and 383 cu in (5.6
and 6.3 L), as well as the 440 and 426 cu in (7.2 and 7.0 L) V8s,
all with a standard 3-speed manual transmission, except for the 290
HP 383 CI. engine, which was available only with the TorqueFlite
automatic transmission. A 4-speed manual was optional on all
engines except the 225 ci. Inline-6 and the 2-barrel 383 ci.
The performance model was the Challenger R/T (Road/Track), with a
383 cu in (6.3 L) "Magnum" V8, rated at 335 HP. The standard
transmission was a 3-speed manual.
Optional R/T engines were the 375 HP 440 ci (7.2 L) Magnum, the 390
HP 440 cu in (7.2 L) Six-Pack and the 426 cu in (7.0 L) Hemi rated
at 425 HP at 5,000 rpm and 490 lb�ft of torque at 4,000 rpm.
The R/T was available in either the hardtop or convertible. The
Challenger R/T came with a Rallye instrument cluster that included
a 150 mph speedometer, an 8,000 rpm tachometer and an oil pressure
gauge. The shaker hood scoop was not available after 1971.