Documented Restored #s Matching Charger R/T 440 Magnum
- $60k concours restoration
- GY3 Curious Yellow
- Magnum 440 V8
- A727 Torqueflite
- 8 3/4 inch / 3.23 gears
- Original build sheet
Have you ever owned the very best of something? You know: the top dog, the big kahuna, NUMERO UNO? Well, if you're into classic Mopar muscle, you know the very best FACTORY cars usually translate to mega dollars; but what about the very best MUSCLE cars? Freshly restored and powered by a number matching 440 Magnum V8, this highly optioned 1971 Dodge Charger R/T is guaranteed to provide you with a level of visceral excitement and adrenaline fueled satisfaction that a pampered and paraded trailer queen simply can't match. If you're the kind of buyer who wants to actually enjoy the hobby with a car you can drive and show off for years, this Charger is, without a doubt, one of the best deals on the planet!
As one of roughly ten 1971 Chargers to be covered in rare Curious Yellow paint, this R/Ts original broadcast sheet, which is included with the sale, lists its GY3 paint code as well as the following equipment:
* A09 – Concealed headlights with inside hood release
* B11 – Heavy duty drum brakes
* C16 – Console with Woodgrain panel
* C23 – Rear armrests with ashtray
* C55 – Bucket seats
* C93 – Carpet
* D32 – Heavy duty A727 3-speed automatic transmission
* D53 – 3.23 rear axle ratio
* E86 – 370 horsepower 440 cubic inch 4-barrel V8
* F25 – 70 amp red cap battery
* F96 – Oil pressure gauge
* G15 – Tinted windshield
* G36 – Left remote control and right manual painted racing mirrors
* G41 – Day/night inside rearview mirror
* J11 – Glove box lock
* J15 – Cigarette lighter
* J31 – Dual horns
* J41 – Pedal dress up
* J52 – Inside hood release (Included with A09)
* J55 – Undercoating with hood pad
* J81 – Aerodynamic rear spoiler
* L05 – Map light
* L11 – Glove box light
* L15 – Ash receiver lamp
* L31 – Hood or fender mounted turn signal indicators
* L37 – Concealed headlamps
* M21 – Roof drip rail moldings
* M26 – Wheel lip moldings
* M85 – Front and rear bumper guards
* N41 – Dual exhaust system
* N42 – Chrome exhaust tips
* R31 – Rear seat speaker
* R35 – 10 watt AM/FM stereo
* S15 – Extra heavy duty (Hemi) suspension
* S25 – Heavy duty shock absorbers
* S77 – Power steering
* S83 – Rim Blow steering wheel
* U86 – 60x15 raised white letter Goodyear Polyglas GT tires
* V21 – Hood performance treatment
* W21 – 14 or 15 inch Rallye wheels
* Y14 – Vehicle sold to customer order
* V1X – Full vinyl
This awesome Chargers high quality $60K concours restoration began with a rust-free original body that was stripped, sanded and massaged to better than showroom condition. Once the panels were correctly aligned, and the cars intimidating slab-sided ambiance was fully reconstructed, a correct, retina searing coat of Chrysler code GY3 Curious Yellow paint was expertly applied under a correct flat black rear spoiler and fresh Charger R/T decals. The result is an ultra-straight, fully detailed pavement pounder which elicits comments and stares every time it hits the road.
Wearing Chrysler's new-for-1971 'fuselage' design, this Charger makes a bold styling statement from virtually every angle. Up front, a tough looking body-width 'electric shaver' grille hangs a showroom fresh emblem between four fully rotating headlights and two clear parking lights. Behind that grille, new hood pins sit in front of bright “440 Magnum” hood emblems, flat black hood louvers, and like-new glass which is bordered by a correct vinyl top and well-maintained stainless trim. And at the sides of the car, prominent fender lines are complemented by new stainless wheel well trim, correct fin-style turn signal indicators, correct chrome door handles and body matched racing mirrors. At the back of the car, a flat black rear decklid spoiler hangs above a silver painted six lamp rear valence which is centered between a chrome “Charger R/T” emblem, a thick chrome bumper and great looking stainless exhaust tips. With tough styling and enough visual flash to stand out in a mirror factory, no one is going to argue that this Charger isn't a muscle car.
Lift the long, freshly finished hood and you'll find the cars original 440 cubic inch Magnum V8 which has been fully rebuilt and detailed for show. On the passenger's side of the engine, a correct 2536430 casting number, which confirms the block as a 1966-72 440 RB engine, sits between a February 11, 1970 date code, a day shift indicator and a 3 o'clock time symbol; and on the bottom of the engine a correct partial VIN of 1A150580 is stamped just in front of the cars bellhousing. Air flows through a correctly detailed satin black dual snorkel air cleaner into a correct four barrel carburetor which is bolted to a glossy Hemi Orange intake manifold. At the front of that intake, a correct point distributor sends fire from a correct coil into 7mm high temperature plug wires; and at the sides of that intake, Hemi Orange valve covers hang above correctly restored exhaust manifolds. Cooling is supplied by a restored Chrysler radiator which utilizes correct hoses and clamps sends water past fresh V-belts and rebuilt engine accessories. And power is provided by a correct Mopar red top battery which sends spark through a correct Mopar voltage regulator. Aesthetically, the entire engine bay looks spectacular, from its Curious Yellow inner fenders to its correct washer fluid reservoir, and will fare well at any show you attend. And functionally, a quick turn of the ignition switch springs the great sounding big block to life and settles it into a rumbling high-performance idle, hot or cold.
By 1971, most street racers knew that an automatic wasn't a performance handicap, and today these transmissions consistently pull down numbers that are as fast, or faster, than the best row-it-yourself cars at the strip. Behind this Charger's killer big block is a rebuilt A727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission which shifts smoothly and powers down the road with ease. As with the body of the car, 'clean' is the name of the game down below with glossy Curious Yellow basecoat/clearcoat floors displays not so much as a spec of road dirt or chip of bare metal. Up front, a good looking factory suspension has been fitted with new bushings and a rebuilt steering box; and out back, a familiar 8.75 Sure Grip rear end utilizes steep 3.23 gears to throw the power to the pavement with authority. At the center of the car, a fresh mandrel bent aluminized exhaust system sends spent gases into an H-pipe crossover and sturdy dual chamber mufflers. And at the corners of the car, rebuilt drum brakes provide quick and reliable stops. All this Mopar goodness rolls on a traditional set of great looking 15 inch Rallye wheels which spin fresh 245/60 BF Goodrich Radial T/A white letter tires.
Sit down inside this great looking Charger and you'll find an all original Houndstooth interior which is accented with tasteful wood and stainless trim. The vintage seat covers, fresh carpets and tight headliner display no signs of obvious wear and tear, and the door panels and full length console feature fresh and well-preserved wood appliques. That like-new carpet is protected by color-keyed floor mats, and that original console houses a correct T-handle shifter for the cars A727 transmission. In front of the driver, the cars original dash holds original gauges above a correct factory heater, a modern Sony CD player and a rare, optional Rim Blow steering wheel. And behind the cockpit, a clean and freshly painted trunk is authentically detailed with a new vinyl mat, a full size spare tire and a correct decklid decal.
Documentation for this sale includes the original broadcast sheet outlined above and a stack of restoration pictures.
Cars like this concours restored '71 Charger are what make this hobby fun. It combines a slew of trophy winning ingredients with a price that is substantially lower than most freshly completed muscle cars and enough fire power to humble even modern performance cars. Best of all, in a sea of traditional, over-exposed big block Mopars, you'll have a unique car that can be driven and enjoyed for years to come!