All the Mopar fans out there already know what kind of a rare sight
it is to find a 1971 Dodge Challenger convertible. So it's
especially nice to find one where there has been preservation mixed
with investments over the years to make sure this V8 Mopar royalty
really shows off its vintage style.
The factory-correct Light Gunmetal Metallic is the kind of color
that's popular on new cars today. So you not only have a Challenger
with modern appeal, but also, you get to tell people that this one
has been looking cool for nearly half a century. And because this
was given a respray later in life, this sunshine-friendly
convertible loves to radiate in the sunlight. Form-fitting chrome
bumpers and a luggage rack on the back show off some nice grand
touring style. But we really know you love this because Mopars were
some of the meanest muscle machines. You see that in the details
here with the twin scoops on the hood, wide quad exhaust tips, and
the Mopar's mag-style road wheels. And the cool racing stripe on
the hood goes so nicely with the black convertible top.
If you like the way the roof looks, then you'll be excited to flip
a switch and power it down to reveal a full black interior. Bucket
seats, a center console, and plenty of wood-like trim give it a
nice vintage look. It's even a factory air conditioning car (it
will need further work to be functional.) This was the final year
for Challenger convertibles, and there were less than 2,200 made.
And that low figure gets even rarer when you account for
convertibles born with V8 power like this one. So since this was a
performance machine from day one, it's great to see all the right
features inside to get your enthusiast pulse racing. That means a
three-spoke sports steering wheel and a Rallye gauge package with
large speedo and tach. And there's an iconic pistol grip on Mopar's
special Slap Stick shifter for those who want maximum control.
Under the hood is the tidy kind of presentation that's ready to
show off. In fact, this motor's orange seems exceptionally bold.
That's likely a reflection of the rebuild this era-correct 383
cubic-inch powerhouse received in 2012. The mighty V8 inhales
deeply with four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with the sweet
sound of power out of the dual exhaust. It has even been dyno
tested for over 300 horsepower. The A727 Torqueflite three-speed
automatic transmission is a stout unit that was rebuilt at the same
time as the motor, so you get crisp and confident shifting. And
with power steering and power brakes w/discs up front, you're
looking at a rare cruiser that's easy to enjoy.
With such an important car, it's nice that the sale comes with nice
paperwork, including the factory buildsheet, owner's manual, and
Galen Govier documentation. You're not the only one who dreams of
this ultimate Mopar. So you need to hurry if you want it in your
garage. Call today!!!