Challenger

440 Equipped: 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T

In the world of Dodge Challengers, more often than not it seems like the majority are either in over-restored or basket case condition.  It’s so refreshing to run across an example that is billed as a very nice driver,… more»

44k-Mile Project: 1972 Dodge Challenger

The original Dodge Challengers from 1970-74 remain popular some 50 years later. They were never built in the same numbers as the Ford Mustang or Chevy Camaro but helped keep Chrysler relevant throughout the decade. This 1972 Challenger is… more»

1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 Six Pack Project

Here’s an oft-told tale: high-end muscle car, driven/raced on the street, converted to drag racing, blown up, sits for a bit, and now it’s time to return to its original form (especially since the value has escalated significantly). Name… more»

Last Model Year: 1974 Dodge Challenger

The 1974 model year would be the last for the Dodge Challenger, introduced just five years earlier at the height of the pony car movement. Sales started strong at 77,000 units but would dwindle to just over 11,000 copies… more»

1 of 83: 1971 Dodge Challenger Convertible

The Challenger was in its second year in 1971. Dodge had finally joined the pony car fracas the year before, giving it a new body only shared with the Plymouth Barracuda (although all the sheet metal was separate). Production… more»

Solid Starting Point: 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T

This 1970 Challenger has the Hi-Po version of the 383 big-block V8, which gave it an extra five horsepower. The car has also had a color change at some point from “burnt orange” (Hemi Orange?) to a bumble-bee sort… more»

Slant Six Survivor: 1970 Dodge Challenger

The cliche title, “Only the Strong Survive,” has been used in approximately fifty trillion articles about muscle cars written by reporters that know nothing about muscle cars. Enthusiasts know better. Muscle cars live hard lives and do not have… more»

Stored 26 Years: 1970 Dodge Challenger

Dodge was the last major player to field a “pony car” – more than five years after Ford got the ball rolling with the Mustang. The Challenger rolled out for 1970 using the new E-body platform that the revised… more»

Genuine 340 Six-Pack: 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A

While it might currently wear one of the most desirable colors ever to grace the panels of any Mopar offering, the buyer of this rare 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A will have some decisions to make. The rest of the… more»

Top Banana? 1970 Dodge Challenger Project

The Dodge Challenger and Plymouth Barracuda were released in 1970 as a late response to the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro, which dominated the pony car market in the late Sixties. One characteristic that distinguished these new Mopar E-Body… more»

Small Back Glass: 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE

Dodge came late to the pony car party – some first years after the Ford Mustang first stirred the pot. The E-body Challenger was their entry, sharing a new body with the revamped Plymouth Barracuda (although no sheet metal… more»

One Prior Owner: 1972 Dodge Challenger

1972 would be the mid-way point in the brief life of the original Dodge Challenger. It debuted late in the “pony car” war that the Ford Mustang started. Sales were brisk at first but tapered off as a waning… more»

Mopar Graveyard: Eight Mopar Project Cars

Gunter Kramer sent us a tip about a seller who has listed eight Mopars for sale on Craigslist in Denver Colorado. The cars consist of a Dodge Challenger, six Dodge Darts and a Chrysler New Yorker. The production years… more»

Original 340: 1973 Dodge Challenger Rallye

While it was largely unloved when it was new, the 1973 Dodge Challenger has been like many classics from that era in developing a strong following among enthusiasts as time has passed. A high percentage have undergone significant modifications… more»

Sublime Survivor: 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 4-Speed

The classic car scene will always throw up some questions that may never be answered. For instance, why would someone park a desirable car like this 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T back in 1982 and then leave it to sit… more»

Black-On-Black: 1973 Dodge Challenger

Dodge would be the last of the major automakers to get into the pony car game. The Challenger debuted in 1970, more than five years after the Mustang began to set the market on fire. The Challenger itself would… more»