This is the kind of images we love, an American muscle car parked in a barn on a working farm in the heartland of America. This 1970 Dodge Charger 500 is located North of Liberty, Iowa and is waiting for someone to put it back on the road. If you’re interested in saving this muscle car, it can be found on eBay with no reserve and a current bid of $8,000.
This Charger looks to be complete, but it does have some rust that has us concerned. There is some cancer on the rear deck, where the roof meets the body, that might be troublesome to fix, but not impossible. There are only a few other typical rust spots that should not be too hard to repair. The buyer will want to inspect underneath to really determine the scope of this project.
It makes a person wonder how the owner could just park and forget about such a great car. This car has obviously sat for many years, but luckily support and parts are readily available for these so it is likely this car will see the light of day again.
The interior looks to be intact and from what we can tell it looks to be in usable condition. It just needs a really good cleaning and some fresh carpets. We would pull the carpets up and check the floors for rust, we would bet there is some rust hiding underneath there.
The only major problem we see with this car is that the original 383 has been swapped out for the larger 440. We aren’t sure why the original engine was swapped, as the car’s odometer only reads 69,000 miles. Perhaps the engine was blown or maybe someone just wanted to increase the horsepower. The 383 only put out 290 horsepower whereas the 440 put out about 100 more horsepower. So maybe the swap isn’t such a bad thing after all?
The 1970 Charger is definitely our favorite year of Charger. We wish this car was a high intensity color, but we could live with this shade of green. The current bid of $8,000 seems a little high for a car that is missing its original engine and doesn’t run, but a solid runner can easily go for twice that, so it could be a great buy if the bidding doesn’t go up much more.