Work-In-Progress: 1970 Dodge Charger 440 V8

The Dodge Charger was in its third year of the second generation in 1970 and demand for the car remained strong, though off from 1968 and 69 highs. This ’70 edition is a running project that will need a lot of bodywork, but new sheet metal comes with the car. A lot of mechanical attention has been given to upgrading the Dodge, which now has a 440 cubic inch V8 over its original 318. From Elmer, New Jersey, this MOPAR is available here on eBay where brisk bidding has reached $28,800 with no reserve waiting to be satisfied.

Over the past five years, the seller has been a busy bee with this Dodge. The big change involves the motor, whose mileage is unknown although the overall car is pegged at 60,000. The list of new or newer parts includes an Edelbrock performance intake manifold, aluminum radiator, exhaust system, lots of suspension components, brake work including a new power booster, a new wiring harness, and a battery. The 727 TorqueFlite needs some seal work.

Some of the to-do’s that the body needs have already been addressed. The floor pans and trunk pan are new along with one of the frame rails, and door skins, quarter panels, and outer wheelhouses wait in boxes for the seller to install. The undercarriage has been painted and undercoated, but that may have been before the seller purchased the car. Some of the glass may be missing, as things like the windshield are not installed.

The interior is nearly a fresh canvas with only the driver’s seat surviving. So, the buyer will have to source the rest of the seats, door panels, headliner, and carpeting. This car comes across as a project the seller has either tired of or would rather devote the remaining needed resources to another area. But the Dodge is a running automobile that is largely a cosmetic challenge at this stage. To see the Charger in action, check out the video the seller has provided.


  1. Johnny

    $28,800 for alot of work and parts to look for. Why ? When you can look around hard enough and find one in alot better shape–less work and not looking for parts . I,d have to see the receipts first. Let,s see the price around $8,000. Be reasonable. Buy the time you got the rest of the parts and finished it–you,d have about $8,000. In total price–you,d have about $15–$16,000 invested.

  2. Cooper

    Sold. Winning bid $28,800

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  3. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    SOLD for $28,800.

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  4. joenywf64

    Those skinny tires on back are better suited if this had a 318 or slant six.

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