Package Deal: 1973 Dodge Challenger Rallye

Hands up if you really like a 2-for-1 deal? Yeah, so do I. That is what is on offer with this 1973 Dodge Challenger, because not only do you get yourself a project car, but there is also a pretty reasonable parts car included in the deal. Barn Finder Ikey H spotted this pair for us, so thank you for that Ikey. The Challengers are located in Rock Springs, Wyoming, and listed for sale here on Craigslist. All you need to do is hand over $9,300, and you get to take the cars home with you.

As a starting point for a project car, this Challenger doesn’t look to be a bad one. The Gold paint is looking about as tired as you could expect from a car of this age, and it looks like someone has commenced the process of stripping the paint in preparation for the restoration. Rust appears to be confined to the lower quarter panels, as the owner does state that the floors and trunk are solid. As a bonus, the parts car also has a solid trunk and floors, so maybe it would also make a viable project car as well. It would be a shame to cut it up if it is solid.

While the parts car doesn’t have an engine and transmission, the project car is home to a 318ci V8, an automatic transmission, along with power steering and power brakes. The news here is also good because the owner says that the Challenger runs and drives. He doesn’t elaborate on this, but the condition of everything under the hood is pretty encouraging.

The interior of the Challenger is a bit of an unknown quantity, but what we know is pretty reasonable. The original 2-spoke steering wheel is present, but the center is missing. The Rallye Instrument Cluster is also present, complete with the 150mph speedometer. The car is also fitted with factory air conditioning, but it isn’t clear whether this works. What we can see of the interior trim looks reasonable, although I hasten to add that there isn’t actually much that we can see. What I can see is that there are a few knobs and handles missing, so it might be time to grab the credit card and head out to do some shopping.

At $9,300, this package deal appears to offer a lot to the next owner. Rust in the quarter panels of the project car seems to be limited to the lower areas, so it might be possible to undertake repairs without replacing entire panels. Even if the next owner does need to replace those panels, at least they won’t need to touch the floors. While it is possible to locate a reasonable Challenger Rallye for under $20,000, a really top example will fetch in excess of $30,000. It might even be possible to tidy up some of the rough edges on the parts car and then sell it to recoup some of the restoration costs on the gold car. There seems to be a world of possibilities here for the next owner.

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Comments

  1. CapNemo

    There is one interior. There. Now the quantity is known.

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  2. Ken Carney

    If the parts car is in good shape overall,
    restore the Rallye and build a real screamer using that car as a basis for a
    707 HP version of Kowalski’s car from
    Vanishing Point or Gibb’s Challenger on
    NCIS. Would build the Rallye car for Sis,
    and the neck snapper for me. Oh what fun a creative soul could have with both
    of these cars. Just wish it was me!

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  3. Crazyhawk

    I think these have beautiful body lines. Could be a fun endeavor if rust is minimal in the Rallye.

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  4. TimM

    The passenger side looks good from the body work it looks like it may have been in a fender bender in front of the door on the drivers side!!

  5. Gaspumpchas

    All great ideas Ken- Kowalski would be smiling down from heaven if he had ever though you could get a 707 hp mill shoehorned into his challenger. Love the lines of these as Crazyhawk has said. Its all good…good luck to the new owner. A retracing of Kowalski burning up Big Thompson Canyon in the finished car would sure be a hoot!!

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  6. Ken Carney

    Sure you can Charles! Provided you can
    find a crashed hellcat and harvest the
    engine, tranny, and electronics to make it
    happen. If you can’t get that, then a police spec soec 440 and 727 Torqueflite would do nicely. Still a screamer, but not
    so much. Anything to save the parts car
    from the crusher.

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  7. Bruce Fischer

    I sure miss my 73 Changler.1ST ex wife got it in court.Bruce.

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