A sleek body, serious V8 power, and even little details (like the
pistol-grip shifter) make for a great classic coupe. That's why
this 1972 Dodge Challenger is an awesome muscle Mopar.
The Challenger is a terrific-looking coupe. A bit of furrowed brow
at the front, a long hood, and a Coke bottle kind of profile really
make for a stylish machine. It only gets better on a car with
well-fitting panels highlighted in a shining metallic blue. This
coupe also has a well-done dark side. It starts with the matte
black stripe that forms around the dual hood scoops. Plus, the
blackout grille, blackout rear panel, full-length rubber rub
strips, and Go Wing rear spoiler make it a well-coordinated look.
And everything from the wide quad exhaust tips, to the Rallye
wheels have that right look of Mopar performance.
The interior looks good in black. Good carpeting, a taut headliner,
and a smooth dash give this a quality feel. Plus, the seats look
good and have a blue velour insert for added style and comfort. The
Challenger's interior was one of the best in the era for enveloping
the driver. The center console forms around you and gives you a
direct line to the iconic pistol-grip shifter. The dual-spoke
sports steering wheel gives you a clear view to the full gauge
package. And you may have noticed this one also has upgraded
auxiliary readouts and a large Sun Super Tach. It's a clear
indication of something special under the hood.
The 318 cubic-inch V8 is already a Mopar legend for power and
robustness, and it only takes a moment to spot that this one builds
off of that reputation. It's enhanced with an Edelbrock four-barrel
carburetor, Edelbrock intake, MSD ignition, dual remote oil
filters, finned Mopar valve covers, and long-tube headers feeding
an H-pipe dual exhaust. We're also told this has a mild cam, and
the exhaust note really announces that. The 727 Torqueflite
three-speed automatic transmission is a great pairing for stout
construction and easy driving. There's also power steering, power
brakes, front discs, and wide BF Goodrich T/As for a great
all-around cruising coupe.
The sale comes complete with restoration photos so you can see all
the work that went into this one. This is a sharp, powerful, and
awesome classic Mopar, so don't miss your chance to take it home.