One thing I’ve realized over the last three decades since having a cell phone, a person can never have enough chargers. This 1973 Dodge Charger Rallye Coupe is one Charger that I would never lose. This one is listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $11,500 or make an offer. Sparks, Nevada is where this car is located, just a mile or two east of Reno, the Biggest Little City in the World.
In 1971, Dodge came out with the third-generation Charger and it was quite a departure from the previous generation cars. Although, compared to the fastback models that they started with in 1966 and 1967, this was a pretty sedate update. The second-generation cars are without question the most popular and valuable. They hit squarely in the golden era of muscle cars and finding an unmodified one now would be almost impossible. Not so for the cars made between 1971 and 1974 like this example.
This is a “barn find”, according to the seller. This car was in storage since 1994 and there is “no rust anywhere” other than under the chic, tony, suave vinyl top that everyone loves, especially on a Dodge Charger.. Dodge sold almost 110,000 Chargers in 1973, the most for any of the third-generation Chargers. This is a Rallye Coupe and they also made a Rallye Hardtop.
There’s the famous slap-stick automatic. A lot of us were hoping for a 4-speed manual, but a Torqueflite automatic is a good second choice. You can see some cracks on the dash but things look nice and tidy inside other than that. This is quite a luxurious interior for a “muscle car”.
Speaking of muscle, this is the freshly-rebuilt 340 Magnum V8 with around 240 hp. This one was torn down and rebuilt with “10.3 to 1 TRW forged 30 over pistons, sealed power rings, 1 sleeved cylinder and all bored 30., hot tanked block/heads/decked block/cam/tower bushings/crank turned 10 and 10. Comp cam (268h)/lifter/springs/valves/seals, oil pump, bearings, felpro gasket kit, ARP headbolts/oil pan/intake/valve cover bolts. Midon oil pan, moter [sic] mounts, tranny mount (all tranny seals), fuel pump, reman thermoquad, fuel lines/sending unit, boiled out fuel tank, volt regulator/PCM box, water pump, belts/hoses, double roller timing chain, starter.” This baby is ready to roll! Are there any fans of this generation Charger out there?