Plum Crazy
Black
426 HEMI V8
4 Speed Manual
  • Correct 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 / Correct dual-quad carburetion
  • Correct A833 4-speed manual transmission
  • Correct Dana 60 Super Track Pak rear axle / Correct 4.10 gears
  • Correct power front disc and rear drum brakes / 15-inch Rallye Wheels
  • All-original sheetmetal / Correct Plum Crazy Metallic paint / Correct R/T stripes
  • Correct Black vinyl top / Correct Black vinyl interior
  • 1 of only 137 Hemi/4-speed Challenger hardtops built for the 1970 model year
  • The beneficiary of a ground-up restoration that was completed around the year 2000
  • Sale includes: An MMC Detroit/David Wise Vehicle Inspection Report / Copies of the car's original Broadcast Sheets

It's funny how, through years of fans and enthusiasts, certain automotive terminology tends to build its own appeal. For example, in most gearheads' minds the term “Plum Crazy” recalls one of Chrysler's most creative and confident eras. “R/T”, short for Road/Track, invokes visions of muscle cars prowling small town streets. “Dana 60” or “Super Track Pak” incites visions of late-night stoplight brawls and octane-fueled quarter-miles. And who could forget “Hemi”, the incredible V8 that led Chrysler through an era of epic performance. Well, our latest top-notch MoPar funnels all of those appealing attributes in to one exclusive, investment grade classic. That's right, it's a documented, authentic Hemi/4-speed Challenger R/T that seals a correct Super Track Pak chassis in correct Plum Crazy Metallic paint. Looking for some first class Chrysler muscle? Look no further!

BODYWORK/TRIM

The beneficiary of a detailed restoration that was completed sometime around the year 2000, this spectacular, Hemi-powered Challenger has been lovingly massaged into a better-than-new show stopper. During that acute rebuild, the car's all-original body was stripped to bare metal, coached into shape and thoroughly block-sanded into virtually flawless surfaces. Once those surfaces were completely clean and fully prepped, a spectacular coat of correct Plum Crazy Metallic 2-stage was buffed to a wet looking shine. And today, this clean Dodge rolls as one super slick brute that, according to a 2015 Vehicle Inspection Report conducted by David Wise of MMC Detroit, carries an appraised value of $240K!

Given its resurgence in popularity, no doubt aided by the current LC-based version, the Challenger is considered by some to be the quintessential American muscle car: a status that naturally invokes an aggressive and exciting aesthetic. At the front of this Chally, a 1970-exclusive grille hangs a brash “Challenger R/T” badge between pristine headlights, amber parking lamps and a mirrored bumper. Behind that grille, a pinned, Hemi-branded hood props bold “D O D G E” lettering in front of clean glass that is framed in correct stainless and capped by correct vinyl. At the sides of that hood, a sculpted profile hangs correct R/T stripes amid fresh rocker trim, flush door handles, a correct mirror and ornate “Challenger” scripts. And at the back of the car, a stainless-trimmed valence centers body-width taillights and more “D O D G E” lettering between a second “Challenger R/T” badge, a second mirrored bumper and correct, quad-outlet exhaust tips.

ENGINE

Toss this coupe's light hood and you'll find a legendary, 426 cubic inch Hemi that, while not original to the car, is a date-correct piece. As Dodge's top option for power hungry gearheads, Chrysler's legendary elephant block utilizes cast iron heads, an oversquare bore, a forged steel crank, forged steel rods, forged aluminum pistons and a hydraulic cam to twist stout 10.25 to 1 compression into a stated 425 horsepower and 490 lb./ft. of torque. All that high performance hardware spins in a glossy, Hemi Orange block that's dotted with attractive, Organisol-coated valve covers. A perfect mixture of fuel and air is supplied by correct Carter carburetors and a correct aluminum intake. Compression is sparked by high quality Chrysler Electronic Suppression cables, which are snapped onto a correct points distributor. Resultant combustion is cooled by a big, 26-inch radiator that's fitted with fresh, Chrysler-branded hoses and old school squeeze clamps. And exhaust is handled by correct, low-restriction exhaust manifolds that feed an H-shaped crossover and throaty Dynomax mufflers. Visually, the car's Plum Crazy engine compartment is clean and understated… Well, as understated as a classic Hemi can be. The big mill performs as well as it ever has. And naturally, details like factory decals, a tagged MoPar battery and a familiar Chrysler washer reservoir have been professionally restored or completely replicated.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Slide under this spotless E-Body and you'll find a solid chassis that's ready for the turntable. Satin Black paint highlights exceptionally clean floors that have been finished to better-than-new condition. Behind the Hemi, a correct A833 4-speed is tight and shifts like new. That stalwart gearbox sends power to a correct Dana 60 Super Track Pak axle, which spins correct 4.10 gears. Naturally, that spirited driveline pushes a tagged and fully restored extra heavy duty Hemi Suspension. Stops come courtesy of correct power front disc and rear drum brakes. And all this MoPar goodness rolls on stylish Rallye Wheels, which twist F60-15 Goodyear Polyglas GTs around polished trim rings and silver center caps.

INTERIOR

Swivel this Dodge's level doors and you'll find a correct Black interior that's functional, straightforward and very livable. The front bucket and rear bench seats are wrapped in pliable vinyl covers that display hardly any signs of wear. Below those seats, stain-free carpet floats Challenger-themed mats at the sides of a correct, wood-trimmed console and cool Pistol Grip Shifter. At the sides of that carpet, wood-trimmed door panels hang small fratzogs above traditional cranks and integrated handles. In front of those panels, a wood-trimmed dash seats correct Rallye gauges above a correct Chrysler Solid State radio. In front of the driver, a correct steering wheel mixes subtle form with major function. And behind the passengers, a nicely finished trunk centers a correct jack and space saver spare tire between a correct mat and new decklid decal.

PROVENANCE

This investment grade MoPar is documented by an official MMC Detroit/David Wise Vehicle Inspection Report that includes copies of the car's original Broadcast Sheets. Here's a detailed breakdown of this Dodge's pertinent standard and optional equipment.

* J: Dodge Challenger
* S: Special
* 23: 2-door hardtop
* R: 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that utilizes two 4-barrel carburetors to produce 425 horsepower
* 0: 1970 model year
* B: Assembled at Chrysler's Hamtramck manufacturing facility
* 203992: Production Sequence Number
* E74: 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that utilizes two 4-barrel carburetors to produce 425 horsepower
* D21: A833 4-speed manual transmission
* D58: 4:10 gears
* U84: F60x15 redline polyglas tires
* H: High trim grade
* 6: Vinyl bucket seats
* X9: Black interior
* 000: Full door panels
* V01: Monotone paint
* FC7: Plum Crazy Metallic paint
* V1X: Black vinyl top
* V6W: White longitudinal stripes
* A01: Light Package
* A34: Super Track Pak axle that's equipped with 4.10 gears
* A62: Rallye Instrument Cluster
* B41: Front disc brakes / 10-inch rear drum brakes
* B51: Power brakes
* C16: Woodgrain console
* C55: Bucket seats
* C93: Carpet
* F25: 70-amp red cap battery
* F96: Oil pressure gauge
* G15: Tinted windshield
* G33: Left-hand remote racing mirror
* G41: Day/night inside rearview mirror
* H11: Heater
* H31: Rear window defogger
* J11: Glovebox lock
* J15: Cigar lighter
* J21: Electric clock
* J25: 3-speed wipers
* J31: Dual horns
* J45: Hood pins
* J64: Instrument panel woodgrain
* L05: Map lamp
* L11: Glovebox lamp
* L15: Ash receiver lamp
* L25: Trunk lamp
* L65: Time delayed ignition switch lamp
* L72: Headlamp-on buzzer
* L74: Title switch with time delay
* L76: Heater controls lamp
* M21: Drip rail moldings
* M26: Wheel lip moldings
* M83: Rear bumper guards
* N41: Dual exhaust
* N42: Chrome exhaust tips
* N65: 7-blade fan with clutch
* N51: Max Engine Cooling Package
* N85: Tachometer
* R22: AM stereo that's complete with an 8-track player
* R31: Rear speaker
* S15: Extra heavy duty Hemi Suspension that's complete with a front sway bar
* S25: Heavy duty Firm Ride Shocks
* S31: Front sway bar
* S81: Simulated wood steering wheel

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION

* The aforementioned MMC Detroit/David Wise Vehicle Inspection Report
* The aforementioned copies of the car's original Broadcast Sheets

This Challenger has it all: looks to kill, power that never stops and a roster of rare components that would take years to duplicate. It's exclusive, valuable, impressive, and when you take one look at its unique features and low production stats, you realize the chance to own something this cool is a once in a lifetime opportunity. If you're in the market for some solid, investment grade muscle that'll continue to build equity for years to come, this top notch Dodge is exactly the car you've been searching for!

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SUMMARY

* The beneficiary of a ground-up restoration that was completed around the year 2000
* Correct 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 / Correct dual-quad carburetion
* Correct A833 4-speed manual transmission
* Correct Dana 60 Super Track Pak rear axle / Correct 4.10 gears
* All-original sheetmetal / Correct Plum Crazy Metallic paint / Correct R/T stripes
* Correct Black vinyl top / Correct Black vinyl interior
* Sale includes: An MMC Detroit/David Wise Vehicle Inspection Report / Copies of the car's original Broadcast Sheets
* Correct power front disc and rear drum brakes / 15-inch Rallye Wheels
* 1 of only 137 Hemi/4-speed Challenger hardtops built for the 1970 model year

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