Patchwork Parts Project! 1970 Dodge Charger

Not every project car is the ultimate rare “1 of x” muscle-car, and thank goodness for that! This fact makes opportunities for enthusiasts to build and own a vintage muscle car without selling their organs on the black market. This 1970 Dodge Charger in Carlisle, Iowa might become a delightfully imperfect driver-quality classic as a family project for instance. No one would count up their labor hours on a project like that. Bidding here on eBay has eclipsed $7500 for this ’70 Charger body and the seller’s cache of nondescript mechanical parts. Thanks to Adam C. for spotting this quintessential muscle coupe.

Looking slightly less amazing than the 1970 Charger R/T from the Fast and the Furious movies, this Y1 Super Yellow Charger will need a lot of love… and effort… and body work… and more… before it’s turning heads and turning its tires on a public highway. Described as a “Texas car that’s been off road since 80’s,” it may appeal to buyers with fast and furious dreams of their own.

Thanks to the seller for including this picture and a host of others showing the underside and trunk floor, and for including “misc parts, trim, 383/440 motor parts, grill assembly, extra driver’s door, used bumpers, tail lights, etc.” Apparently a previous owner got as far as the disassembly phase before their restoration stalled, so prepare for some detective work if you throw in a bid on this DIY project.

Despite detached and missing parts, at least the car shows no signs of having driven under the back of a coal truck at speed. Options for finishing this formerly flashy coupe range from mild to wild. Hopefully the new owner will have the time and budget to get this Mopar muscle car across the finish line so it doesn’t sit in someone else’s “barn” waiting to be “found” again in 20 or 30 years. If you were forced to sell this car as-is, what would you take for it?

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  1. Don H

    Was this a slant 6 car ,look at the exhaust ?

    • Billy 007

      Man if it was, it should be again. They were rare! Okay, a 318 made more sense, but the 225 still got you down the road just fine, a good cruiser and when you drive by, no one will know it is not some silly big block.

      • TriPowerVette

        @Billy 007 – …unless you listen. All the hairs on your body stand upright when a 426 Hemi, or 440+6 lights off, and drives down the road.

        The same event in a 6-cyl sounds more like an annoying bumble bee, practicing bass baritone.

        BTW – This bad boy had A/C. Even without the ability to shove California into the Pacific, that makes this a project worth considering.

    • 86 Vette Convertible

      It appears to be that is a V8 exhaust to me. It’s twisted it appears but has 2 inlets from what I can see. If someone wants that type car and doesn’t want a number matching then it could be a good start.
      This is assuming the buyer either has all the required pieces and parts or they come with the car.

      Good luck to whoever gets it and hope it gets back on the road soon.

  2. Lawyer George

    This is a thousand dollar car.

  3. George

    It’s the rare harlequin edition.

  4. Chris

    It’s listed as a ’70 but it has a ’69 front clip . This car appears cobbled together but honestly the underside looks pretty solid from the pictures. If a guy could win the auction and stay under $10 grand, on this particular car it’s a good buy. If you had the enthusiasm to do a ground up build. FYI looks like a high impact Top Bannana Yellow originally from interior floors.

  5. Del

    No VIN

    No Build sheet

    No Fender Tag

    No SALE

    • TJP

      The VIN # should be there there stamped into the radiator support and rear trunk lip, Not sure what it may tell one but it is there unless it has been intentionally removed ;)

  6. Joe Machado

    Most likely a 318 car. Factory air and power brake options gone. The H is the second digit for a base line model. 70 door panel. We pass on these rusty cars. Plus all the parts removed for some reason may be or were on ebay. The H series had 181- 6’s made.

  7. TriPowerVette

    @Todd Fitch – “…at least the car shows no signs of having driven under the back of a coal truck at speed.”

    I can’t stop smiling.

    Some of those have made it to these august pages, as well… without having had the benefit of so much as a hanky wipe… and asking 3X top $.

    Just too bad I can’t give you a bunch of thumbs up.

    • Todd Fitch Todd Fitch Staff

      Thanks, TriPowerVette!

  8. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    Sold for $7700.

    • TriPowerVette

      @PRA4SNW – Thanks for the update.

      If by this time 2 years from now it isn’t a Yellow R/T clone, with black bumble bee stripes, 426 Hemi, 4-speed AND A/C, then they jus’ ain’t no jus’iss.


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