For Sale: 1971 Dodge Charger in Solon, Ohio

$259,990  

Vehicle Description

Fully Documented

One of only 63 Hemi R/T's built in 1971, and one of only 30 four speeds

One of one Hemi 4 speed

Numbers Matching 426 HEMI

Numbers Matching 4 Speed Manual

ZERO Rust, All Original Sheet Metal

14,940 Original Miles

Two Owner Car

Original Interior

Original Tires

R&H MotorCar Group is proud to offer this highly coveted 1971 426 Hemi powered Dodge Charger R/T. Born at the Lynch Road assembly plant in Detroit, Michigan, this early production (September 22nd scheduled production date) example has serious eye appeal and is a collector's dream.

This car was the pride and joy of its first owner who held the car for more than 40 years. It was never meant as a daily driver so it was protected and cherished from day one. That explains the super low mileage as well as its amazing condition. He was so concerned about rust that not only did the car never get caught in the rain, it was never soaked with a hose-car washes were strictly a damp towel affair! Sometime in the late 70's he decided that his already attractive car would be even better with a wild candy gold finish instead, and he was still so concerned with the possibility of rust that he undercoated it. Think of how much the car meant to him that he not only kept it away from ANY inclement weather but also sealed it up!

When the second of only two owners (who lived fewer than 60 miles away from where the car was sold new) bought the car he wanted to return it to its original color. After looking it over and talking to body shops, he decided that he wanted to do the car right and do it once. The doors, hood, decklid and bumpers would come off anyway, and the engine would be pulled to check it out...by the time the car was stripped that far it was just a bit more work to remove the interior and mount it on a rotisserie.

The bare shell was media blasted to bare metal and, even though he knew it was never in any kind of weather, he was still astounded that it required ZERO metal repair of any kind! There weren't even many parking lot dings to deal with-this is probably the cleanest third gen Charger on earth. The decision was then made to preserve as many of the car's bolt on parts as possible while cleaning, protecting and detailing them to show standards.

Starting underneath, nearly every steering and suspension component is original. The rubber bushings were r
eplaced along with one lower ball joint, but with the car's low mileage everything else was in excellent shape. It's suspended on its original torsion bars and leaf springs. The original Hemi K frame is up front while the original 3.54 geared Dana 60 is out back. The transmission was checked and detailed with proper stencils and paint daubs. The rotors were lightly turned and reassembled with rebuilt calipers and new pads. The floor pans were so clean that painting them body color seemed natural, and they really pop against the new date coded exhaust, new fuel tank and new metal brake and fuel lines-parts that any serious restoration would change out.

When it came time to flip it back over, the engine compartment, trunk and jambs were finished before the body was reassembled. The panels went back on and fit like a glove-they do that when you have the originals! Many hours were spent block sanding the car to perfection before they were coated in Gold Metallic, a new color for 1971. It's super rare, with only three R/T's known to the '71 R/T registry, and it's the only Hemi powered example! Up front, the original grilles were detailed and reassembled into the rechromed original bumper above the original chin spoiler. Fresh decals went down on the hood and wrapped around the car's sides. The car's original glass was reinstalled with polished stainless trim. Sharp eyed Mopar enthusiasts will spot the 1970 Go Wing on the decklid-this was an early car and got a leftover piece. Period pictures show that this is the original one to the car! Out back, another rechromed bumper surrounds the R/T taillights above what are undoubtedly the coolest exhaust tips of the muscle car era. The original keys still turn the locks in the doors and trunk-they were cleaned and reused, too. The original "450" wheels are at all four corners, wrapped in their original tires...yes, the ones installed on the assembly line in the fall of 1970!

The interior is a total time capsule. You're looking at the car's original seats with their original upholstery and the original center console bolted down over the original carpet. That's the 100% original dash, the original door panels, the original steering wheel and shifter...literally the only component replaced was the headliner! Options here include the Tuff Wheel steering wheel, center console, tachometer, AM/FM stereo radio, pedal dress up, map light and the rarely seen Strato Vent system which used A/C vents for additional fresh air and heating.

If that seems like a lot of options in there, you're right! This was a seriously expensive Charger at a selling price of $4,965-and that was with a couple hundred off of its original MSRP! As this is a Lynch Road built car the fender tag doesn't tell you much, but fortunately this car comes with a PERFECT broadcast sheet. Here are the highlights:

GY8 Gold Metallic

D6X9 black bucket seats

V21 Hood stripe

V6X Side stripes in black

A01 Light group

A33 Track Pak with Dana 60 rear axle, 3.54 ratio

A45 Front and rear spoiler package

B41 Disc brakes

B51 Power brakes

C16 Center console

C55 Bucket seats

G11 Tinted glass

G33 LH racing mirror

G31 RH mirror

H41 Strato Ventilation

J41 Pedal dress up

J45 Hood hold down pins

N41 Dual exhaust

N42 Exhaust tips

N85 Tachometer

N96 Ramcharger fresh air hood

R35 AM/FM stereo radio

S77 Power steering

S84 Tuff Wheel

U86 G60-15 white letter Polyglas tires

The big attraction here, of course, is under the hood. Let's start from the bottom up...that's the original block with all of its completely original rotating assembly. It was taken apart and checked, and new rod and main bearings were installed simply for insurance. Remember, it only has 14,000 miles on it and ran perfectly! The cylinders were lightly honed before the original pistons and rods went back in. The heads were disassembled, checked, and reassembled with new valve stem seals. Fresh Hemi Orange was applied before the original black wrinkle finish valve covers went back on. The original 4742S and 4745S carburetors were washed down, checked, and have all new gaskets and seals-they're that clean after nothing more than some carb cleaner and a soft brush! The original distributor is up top, the original alternator and power steering pump are up front and cooling is handled by the original 959 radiator. The engine wiring harness, battery cables, belts and hoses were replaced for reliability. The air cleaner was restored and mates perfectly with the Ramcharger hood above. There are only a handful of test miles on the car since it was completed, and this Hemi runs as strongly as it looks!

The trunk is likewise detailed with the original matching spare wheel and tire, a new trunk mat, the original jack and fresh paint. The original sound deadening spray is visible on the quarter pa...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • 1971 Dodge Charger
  • Listing ID:CC-1422504
  • Price:$259,990
  • Location:Solon, Ohio
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Dodge
  • Model:Charger
  • Exterior Color:Gold Metallic
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:14940
  • Stock Number:596
  • VIN:WS23R1A116038

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6441 Davis Industrial Pkwy
Solon, OH 44139