By Dave Ashton
Engine: 440. 030 Big Block
Tranny: Automatic 727 w/ Shift Package
3. 55 Back
Price: US $23, 500
As we had been blithering on yesterday about the 50th birthday of the Dodge Challenger as well as the limited models, we thought it had been a good idea to see what the vintage marketplace had to offer. This time of year usually means muscle mass cars go into hibernation, but that will doesn’ t mean there aren’ t examples readily available for sale.
We picked out this 1971 Dodge Challenger as it is mainly marketing for the low price of $23, five hundred. The criteria being a cost-effective driveaway vehicle, rather than a project vehicle that will sit down in your garage for months. Obviously, with this price point, you’ re not going to obtain all original or rare choices, but with this listing, someone provides clearly spent time adding much more efficient parts. This we could claim is on the way to being a restomod. In other words, it still has classic appeal, but also benefits from more up dated workings.
This Challenger states that it includes a 440ci. V8, with a 727 automated transmission and 3. 55 tail. As you can see from the list below, it’ s had a good bunch of improvements, but as usual, these would have to end up being tested out in person to make sure they may be working as stated.
When it comes to basic condition of the car, the said to be a driver, but not within show condition. There’ s simply no underbody shots or close-ups, however the general condition looks good, along with obviously blemishes and the like, inside plus out.
The interior will look very clean, as really does the engine bay and as the current owner sounds like a Mopar hobbyist, it should have had a decent amount of TLC whilst in their care.
This example isn’ t the rarity, but it does benefit from becoming one of those examples where enthusiasts have got invested time and money and now wants to proceed to something different. The benefits of this path is that the previous owner has done most of the work and you can benefit from the results.
As always, there’ s lots of variables to classic rides such as this one. Which means a good in-person inspection is always needed. Nevertheless , on the surface this Challenger could make a fantastic ride, which is in good condition and it has been treated to the majority of function done for you.
Probably, flutter your eyelids lovingly at the partner and you just may get the go-ahead to add this vintage Challenger for your own driveway.
The entire bits as listed in the advertisement. –
440. 030 Big Block
Edelbrock Aluminum Heads
Lunati Voodoo Cam
727 Trans w/ Shift Kit, Rebuilt w/ Transferable Warranty
Lokar Kickdown Cable
B& M SFI Approved Bend Plate
Full Hotchkis Suspension Kit Including Heavy Duty Leaf Springs, Frame Connectors, Front plus Rear Sway Bars, Tie Supports, Torsion Bars
Brand new Gas Tank
New Energy Steering Pump
Brand new Wheel Bearings
four Wheel Disc Brakes SSBC
Edelbrock Aluminum Intake
United states Racing Hopster Wheels
Autometer Custom Gauges
Inside in Excellent Condition
BF Goodrich Tires
Items of Attention:
Splash has Crack by Speaker
Gas Gauge Inop (New Gauge Comes with Car)
A/C Needs Recharging
Cruise Control Inop