440 V8 6-Pack: 1970 Dodge Charger R/T

The 1966-67 Chargers didn’t sell all that well, perhaps because they looked like overgrown pony cars. The Charger was redesigned in 1968 along with all the other B-bodied Chrysler products and the nameplate finally took off, more than tripling sales from ’67 to ’68. 1970 would be the last year of the second-generation Chargers and the cars continued to appeal to buyers looking for both performance and style. This ’70 R/T left the factory with a 440 V8 and it’s still there, but the 4-barrel carburetor has been swapped for a period-correct 6-Pack (triple 2-barrels). Located in Dighton, Massachusetts, this Dodge is available here on eBay where interest has pushed the bidding to $49,800.

Dodge would build 46,315 Chargers in 1970 of which 10,337 would be the Charger R/T (Road/Track). These Chargers were made to be a bit more energetic in the handling department as these were not small cars. The seller provides a vehicle order number that applies to this Charger indicating it was built in St. Louis for export to the Canadian market. We’re not able to determine how many other Chargers this may have applied to, so it could be rare compared to others assembled in 1970.

This Charger is a numbers-matching car, at least in terms of the engine block and automatic transmission. The original 4-barrel on this 440 has been replaced by a triple 2-barrel setup, which was available on the Charger that year. The odometer is said to read 105,000, and those look like well-cared-for miles. The condition of the body, paint, and interior are attributable in part to the Dodge having lived in a dry garage when not in use.

White paint with a black vinyl top and blue stripes and interior is thought to be a rare combination, according to the seller. No rust or bubbles is showing in the paint and the upholstery has no tears or rips anywhere. Just normal wear and tear. Nothing on the car appears to be wanting for anything, so this is a turnkey auto you could enjoy from the moment you took possession.

The seller documents the car down to every detail as what a build sheet would list. The transmission is column-shifted rather than from the floor with a console. It even has hood-mounted turn signal indicators. The Charger was scheduled to leave the assembly line in June 1970. The B-bodies would get a radical redesign for 1971, moving to the fuselage styling that Chrysler liked so much in the 1970s. Production would jump by 12,000 cars in ’71 and another 17,000 in ’72. As good as the ‘70s were, perhaps the best days of the Charger were yet to come!

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Comments

  1. Joe Machado

    The Blue Bumblebee stripe is a 1969 stripe. In 70, it did not say RT in the strtipe.
    It was on the door piece.
    This Charger stripe code is the one for the stripe that runs length wise (Longitudinal), as the code says. Actually two, continued.
    My 70 RT was the Longitudinal One.
    Some people don’t know the difference, and some don’t like the long one.
    Otherwise, very nice car.
    Would have been nice to see broadcast sheet. It would have Export on it at bottom.

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  2. Troy s

    Second gen Chargers have that look of speeding down the highway when they are parked curbside. Nice example up there today in a really neutral color….no plums or lemons, or even eye popping hemi orange. I figure the six pack set up is at least correct for the year just not original to this particular car. I’ve seen a few factory 440 six pack ’70 Chargers, very few actually over the past forty years or so.
    Clean machine!

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  3. Anthonyvanderpool@yahoo.com

    Buy it off ebay and save money for the seller and maybe a discount for your pocket
    31.500 is reserve

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    • PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

      That idea is now toast. It’s at $55,100 now with 2 days to go.

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  4. JoeNYWF64

    Color combo seems so odd/unlikely that maybe a “modern” replacement correct blue vinyl roof could not be sourced?
    Also, that carpet looks to have been replaced.

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