If your tastes run towards muscle that can handle, then you can't overlook the Challenger T/A. Born of the same Trans-Am racing series that created the Boss 302 and Z28, the T/A was Dodge's entry, capable of ferocious speeds, both on the straights and in the twisties. This stunning F8 Green Metallic 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A hits all the right spots, Six Pack induction and a full authentic restoration by a MOPAR enthusiast.A high visibility car like this means you have some pretty serious hardware underneath, because there's no way you're going to sneak around unnoticed in this one. Complete with the blacked out hood with that giant snorkel, side exhaust, and a wicked ducktail spoiler, there's little doubt that this looks the part of a race car. 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 290 bhp. Beautifully finished with exceptional attention to detail, this Challenger certainly looks fast even when it's sitting still. There's a great deal of money invested in the restoration of this car and it shows everywhere you look, from the original hood, period correct Spare tire, Correct black T/A stripes were applied along the flanks, along with the requisite '340 Six Pack' decal on the front fender, just in case the bright green paint and snorkel on the hood weren't enough advertising. Other correct details include the racing style flip-up gas cap, sport mirrors, and a T/A badge on the rear spoiler. Chrome bumpers have been expertly refinished and hood pins always suggest a lot of horsepower living underneath, and this car doesn't disappoint in that regard, either. The black bucket seat interior is the right choice with F8 Green, giving it a purposeful, all-business look that seems appropriate given the car's racetrack credentials. There's a woodgrained console surrounding the "Slap Stick" shifter, which is remarkably easy to use as intended, and the woodgrained three-spoke steering wheel needs nothing more than a pair of string-back driving gloves to complete the look. Yes, you could get an automatic transmission in your T/A, perhaps a way for Mopar to appeal to guys who wanted a Boss or a Z/28 but needed the convenience of an automatic. The big center speedometer is flanked by smaller instruments for temperature, fuel level, and voltage, and the look is very cool. The original Music Master AM radio is still fully functional and there's almost nothing inside this car that doesn't look almost new. Even the trunk is shockingly clean.A period correct 340 cubic inch small block V8 still lives under the hood, augmented by a trio of 2 barrel carburetors affectionately known as the "Six Pack." It's fully rebuilt and highly detailed for show, from the Hemi Orange paint to the correct air cleaner assembly up top that proudly advertises the induction system underneath. The factory optioned fast ratio power steering and brakes are nice additions, and a set of stock style manifolds that almost look like headers feed a correct side exhaust system with polished trumpet tips just ahead of the rear wheels, one of the T/A's defining features, and it sounds awesome.The vehicle has full documentation and original build sheets. It was owned by a MOPAR enthusiast and was well cared for. This is a great drivers car and would make a fantastic addition to any muscle car collection.
This is the ninth car in a 10-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Northeast auction
Dodge has welcomed its final Demon into this mortal plane
This rare 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T will be offered during the second annual Northeast Barrett-Jackson auction with reserve, is powered by the original
To rival the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge released its own pony car, the Challenger, for the 1970 model year.
Ordinarily, I might pass up this cool-looking Hemi Challenger because it’s not a true factory R/T muscle car but a re-creation.
We talk quite a bit at our weekly Classic Car News meetings at ClassicCars.com headquarters about “future classics,” cars.
The Dodge Challenger was produced from 1969-1974 using the Chrysler E platform and sharing components with the Plymouth Barracuda in an effort to rival the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.
The Dodge Challenger was first produced from 1969-1974 using the Chrysler E platform and sharing components with the Plymouth Barracuda in an effort to rival the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.
A 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T SE led the bidding at Mecum’s collector car auction last weekend in Seattle, where total sales reached $9,517,676.