For Sale at Auction: 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T in Scottsdale, Arizona

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Vehicle Description

This beautiful 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 is the famous "70 Sunroof Challenger" from the TV show "Graveyard Carz." This car is in show-quality condition and has 383 miles since its completion. It retains its original factory Broadcast Sheet, VIN tag, Trim Tag and color combination. This car was factory processed as a "Special Handling Car" and is heavily optioned. It was likely used as a sales and marketing promotional vehicle based on it being a special-order and highly optioned vehicle. This car is one of only 196 1970 Dodge Challengers shipped to the U.S. market and one of only 82 R/T models a with the factory power sunroof option M51. It is one of only 37 1970 Dodge Challengers in the Mopar registry and one-of-one in this high-impact color and powertrain combination with a sunroof in the MMC Detroit Global Vehicle Registry. This car was restored by Graveyard Carz, which is documented with photos and videos from the TV show. The dash pad and inside trunk lid were signed by the Graveyard Carz cast during the time of the build. It was featured in the April issue of Chrysler Power magazine, a copy of which is included. The cover and page of article were signed by Graveyard Carz owner Mark Worman. A Wise Vehicle Report was completed in December 2020 by Mopar expert David Wise of MMC Detroit, LLC, and is included. As the VIN indicates, this car was built in Hamtramck, MI, as a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 2-door hardtop with a 440ci V8 engine. As the Trim Tag indicates, this car was and had the following options: AM/8-track stereo (R22), performance hood treatment (V21), stripe painted hood (V9X), built to U.S. specifications (Y05), end of options assembly line designations #2 (EN2), luggage rack (M91), dual exhaust system (N41), chrome exhaust tips (N42), tachometer (N85), power windows (P31), console with wood-grain top (C16), bucket seats (C55), mirrors - LH remote control racing mirror (C33), hood pins (J45) , drop rail molding (M21), belt molding (M31), full black vinyl top (V1X), light group (A01), Rallye instrument panel (A62), molding group (A63), power brakes (B51), deluxe seat belts (C15), Plum Crazy high-impact (FC7, extra cost), high-grade black/white cloth and vinyl buckets (H5X9), no upper door frame paint (000), August 2, 1969, scheduled assembly date (802), sales order number special (M00208), 440 V8 with 1x4-bbl 375hp Magnum (E86), Torque Flite 727 automatic transmission (D32), Challenger RT 2-door sports hardtop (JS23), 440 V8 1x4bbl 375hp Magnum (U0B), 1970 Hamtramck, MI, sequence number (100389). As the Broadcast Sheet indicates, this car also includes code M51, which was the factory power sunroof. The exterior of this car is in beautiful overall condition. The body shell is all original, with the exception of the trunk floor. The car sports its original high-impact color of Plum Crazy with a black rear stripe and new black vinyl top. The car sits on 15-inch Rallye wheels with Firestone Wide 60 Oval F60-15 tires. The interior of this car is also in beautiful overall condition. It was restored in its original high-grade black and white cloth and vinyl buckets. The trunk compartment is also in beautiful condition with the spare saver with tools and a factory-style trunk mat. The engine compartment is highly detailed with many correct parts throughout. The car is powered by a period-correct 440/375hp V8 Magnum engine with the correct-style Carter AVS 4-barrel carburetor. The engine was completely rebuilt and runs well through the correct-style dual exhaust system. The engine is coupled to a period-correct Torque Flite 727 automatic transmission. The power is transferred to the Chrysler 8-3/4-inch rear axle. The undercarriage is nicely detailed with many correct parts throughout. The floors were first finished in the body color and then a portion was covered in the correct-style black undercoating. This vehicle has been recently serviced, which is documented with an invoice. From the MS Classic Cars collection.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1445450
  • Price:Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Year:1970
  • Make:Dodge
  • Model:Challenger R/T
  • Exterior Color:PLUM CRAZY PURPLE
  • Interior Color:BLACK
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:132835
  • VIN:JS23U0B100389

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Westworld of Scottsdale
16601 North Pima Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260