Presented is 1 of just 2,399 Challenger T/A 's Produced and
finished in desirable EV2 Hemi Orange over Black Bucket Seats.
The numbers matching 340 is mated to a period correct 727 Automatic
with a Sure Grip Rear End with 3.55 Gears.
An older restoration, the T/A shows very well and includes an
Original Broadcast Sheet.
Strong Running and great looking, this T/A is unmistakably Pure
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About the Challenger T/A
The Dodge Challenger is the name of three different generations of
automobiles 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 Challenger.
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
A special model only available for the 1970 model year was the
Challenger T/A (Trans Am) racing homologation car. In order to race
in the Sports Car Club of America's Trans American Sedan
Championship Trans Am, Dodge built a street version of its race car
(just like Plymouth with its Plymouth 'Cuda AAR) which it called
the Dodge Challenger T/A (Trans Am).
Although the race cars ran a destroked version of the 340, street
versions took the 340 and added a trio of two-barrel carburetors
atop an aluminum intake manifold, creating the 340 Six Pack. Dodge
rated the 340 Six Pack at 290HP, only 15HP more than the original
340 engine. Air came in through a suitcase-sized air scoop molded
into the pinned down, hinged matte-black fiberglass hood. A
low-restriction dual-outlet exhaust ran to the stock muffler
location, then reversed direction to exit in chrome tipped
"megaphone" outlets in front of the rear wheels. Options included a
TorqueFlite automatic or pistol-grip Hurst-shifted four-speed
transmission, 3.55:1 or 3.90:1 gear ratios, as well as manual or
power steering. Front disc brakes were standard.
The special Rallye suspension used heavy-duty parts and increased
the rate of the rear springs. The T/A was one of the first U.S.
muscle cars to fit different size tires at the front and rear:
E60x15 Goodyear Polyglas in the front, and G60x15 on the rear axle.
The modified chamber elevated the tail enough to clear the rear
tires and its side exhaust outlets. Thick dual side stripes, bold
ID graphics, a fiberglass ducktail rear spoiler, and a fiberglass
front spoiler were also included. The interior was identical to
The Challenger T/A's scored a few top-three finishes, but lack of a
development budget and the short-lived Keith Black built 303 cu in
(5.0 L) engines led to Dodge leaving the series at season's end.
The street version suffered from severe understeer in fast corners,
largely due to the smaller front tires. Only 2,399 T/As were made.
A 1971 model using the 340 engine with a 4-barrel carburetor was
planned and appeared in advertising, but was not produced since
Dodge had withdrawn from the race series.
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