After Ford introduced the Mustang in 1964, the other American manufactures scrambled to respond with their own versions of the Pony car. For Chevrolet, it came as the Camaro. For the Chrysler Group, their response came much later with the introduction of Challenger in 1970. The Challenger was really a different kind of Animal, but it held its own against most Pony cars. This 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T is a survivor with its original 383 V8. It has been garaged, cared for, and documented its entire life and is ready to be driven and enjoyed. Find it here on eBay.
Unlike most of its Pony car competitors, the Challenger was more about brute force and forward acceleration than about handling. That isn’t to say it isn’t a fun car to drive, just make sure you’ve planned ahead for those fast turns. This R/T has its original 383 cui V8, which churns out a respectable 335 hp and is mounted to a four speed manual transmission.
The interior looks to be in good shape, but the photos aren’t the best. The majority of this cars life was spent under the care of the second owner, who purchased it in 1973 and had it until 2010. During that period of time it was carefully maintained and retains all its documentation since new. The odometer currently read 65,000 miles and this can be backed up by all the documents that come with it.
The paint has a few thin spots and a couple places have been touched up already, but the paint is otherwise original and in good condition. We love the high intensity Sublime green paint and it really makes the car standout in a crowd. While it might not be the mighty Hemi powered Challenger, it would still be a fun survivor to own and show, plus it won’t break the bank. We are sure there are a few of you out there that have some fond memories of the Challenger and we would love to hear about them!