For Sale: 1970 Dodge Challenger in COVENTRY, Rhode Island

Vehicle Description



  Look at this near-perfect and rare example of a 1970 Dodge Challenger. This car has been gone through from top to bottom and is nearly flawless. I only buy and collect number one and number two condition vehicles that are completed. I slightly revamp, service, and detail every car I own. Over the years, I've collected and sold over 50 classic vehicles.




This is 1 of just 963 Challenger convertibles ever built. Anybody who has seen any of the televised car auctions likely knows about the crazy numbers vintage Mopars are bringing. These cars are incredibly rare, making them one of only a few ever built. Of the Challenger line, by far the most sought-after car is the 1970 Dodge Challenger Hemi Convertible. Only 9 of these cars were built, making them highly desirable and sought after. This car is a factory convertible which is quite rare in itself. It may not be a factory Hemi car, but it has been fitted with a new date-correct 426 Hemi motor. Looking closely, it would be tough to determine that this car isn't one of those 9 R/Ts. Coated in torch red, this 1970 Dodge Challenger convertible is the car that many Mopar enthusiast dreams are made of. You can't get more Mopar than A Challenger convertible with a 426 Hemi!

This 1970 Dodge Challenger convertible was refurbished under previous ownership, with work including the installation of a new date period correct 426ci Hemi V8 fitted with an Edelbrock 750 4bbl. The car is finished in torch read over a white vinyl interior, and features include a TorqueFlite 727 three-speed automatic transmission, Wilwood 4 wheel slotted disc brakes, 17 inch Magnum 500-style wheels, a period correct white convertible top, (glass rear window) and an AM radio. This Challenger convertible was acquired by the selling private collector in 2020 and is now offered in RI with a clean title.

The car has all original sheet metal intact except the driver's side fender. Features include a white convertible top with a glass rear window, chrome wheel arch molding, chrome side-view mirrors, antenna, and a sport hood with 426 Hemi badging.

The 17 Magnum 500-style wheels are mounted with 225/70 front and 235/70 rear BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires. Braking is handled by Wilwood four-wheel -discs

The cabin features front bucket seats and a rear bench trimmed in white vinyl, along with a black dashboard, center console, and carpets. Features include woodgrain trim, an AM radio, and a locking center console storage bin.

The woodgrain steering wheel and entire dashboard and cluster are all original. The five-digit odometer shows 92k miles, but car only driven approx 300 miles since rebuild.

The factory 318ci V8 was replaced by a 426 ci Hemi under previous ownership and features 4bbl induction with an Edelbrock 750 CFM

Power is sent to the rear wheels via a TorqueFlite 727 three-speed automatic transmission,


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$160,000 spent building this is a high-end Pro Touring Hemi convertible. Includes a 3-inch stack of documentation. Only a few hundred miles since built. Ready for the road course and highway cruising. Detailed to show condition. EXTERIOR: Better than new. Every inch of the body is laser straight. All the panels fit a square. Has a very desirable shaker hood and scoop. The paint is a custom-mixed red with a clear coat finish; we have the formula. It is polished out like red glass. Jambs are slick. Every piece of the exterior trim is new, including the moldings, bumpers, grill, chrome sport mirrors, door handles, correct antenna, and complete tail light assembly. Even the wiper arms are shiny. New windshield and the stainless trim around it. New 17 inch chrome American Racing wheels with Continental performance tires. Brand new white convertible top. New power system- the pump, cylinders and hoses. All new weather strips and window seals. INTERIOR: It has been completely restored except for an original dash pad in excellent shape with original vin still attached. All new door panels, carpet, console, visors, mirror.

New seat cushions and premium Legendary upholstery. Stock gauges and am radio. Has seat belts front and back, embroidered floor mats, and Nu-Relics power window conversion. ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Gen ll 426 Hemi right out of a Mopar crate. 750 Edelbrock.. Up front it is decorated with polished March billet pulleys and brackets, a chrome power steering pump, and polished a/c compressor. Vintage heat and air conditioning was very neatly installed. New alternator, wiper motor, wiring harness. Big aluminum radiator with dual electric fans, aluminum over flow bottle, and it's filled with Evan's waterless coolant. The engine bay is painted slick gloss red. TRUNK COMPARTMENT: All clean metal painted a smooth gloss red finish. New wiring, marker light housings, well liner, polished gas filler tube, mat and weather strip. UNDERSIDE: Completely custom Hotchkis sport suspension ready for the road course and the street. Up front has upper and lower adjustable tubular control arms, adjustable strut rods, forged torsion bars, sway bar, Fox gas shocks. Welded in frame connectors, tie in the front to the back to prevent body twist. In back it has Hotchkis springs, shackles, sway bar, and Fox gas shocks. Premium Wilwood 4-wheel disc brake system with six piston calipers in front and 4 piston in back. Has slotted and drilled rotors and new e-brake assembly. TTI performance exhaust system with correct square tips. New powder-coated fuel tank, in-tank fuel pump, and sending unit. The bottom of the motor is still spotless and has a high torque starter. Performance-built 727 Torqueflite auto trans has a Gear Vendors 6-speed overdrive. It enables it to be shifted manually. Quick off the line, cruises effortlessly at highway speeds. Custom slip spline drive shaft. Has completely rebuilt Dana 60 rear end with 4.10 posi gears. The bottom of this car is perfectly clean metal painted gloss red. Everything still looks new, because it is! This car was professionally built. It not only looks amazing but it feels and functions just as well. More than just a pretty face, it's truly set up to perform! I, Air conditioning Power steering 4 wheel disc Gear vendor overdrive 4.10 posi 750 Edlebrock CFM 4 BBL - Power top, Power windows, Shaker hood, Sport mirrors...

 NOTE TO BUYER - This car was listed on Bring A Trailer as sold on 10/14/22 - This sale did not transpire as the reserve price was set too low by BaT. This car was purchased by me August 2020 for $118,000. Before buying the vehicle, I interviewed the actual builder (not the seller) at length about the history of the car and the hundreds of man hours invested in restoring this original convertible challenger. As an unbiased party, the builder provided me all I needed to make an informed purchase. Have over $160,000 in receipts. The car was finished 2018. I know the verified history and quality of workmanship and factory replacement parts installed. Also, have an appraisal report from a nationally renowned appraiser completed in 2020 demonstrating a documented market value of at least $123,000.   I have also made many refinements and additions to make the vehicle 110%.  Will include original rally wheels and tires - 


Vehicle Details

  • 1970 Dodge Challenger
  • Listing ID: CC-1652910
  • Price: $115,000
  • Location:COVENTRY, Rhode Island
  • Year:1970
  • Make:Dodge
  • Model:Challenger
  • Exterior Color:Torch Red
  • Interior Color:White
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:200
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Stock Number:00003
  • Trim Level:Convertible
  • VIN:JH27G0B153164
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • Electronic Ignition:Yes
  • Engine History:Replaced
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive
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