Original Dodge Challenger

Original Dodge Challenger

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5,354 posts

137 months

Thursday 18th April 2019
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Any on here ?

irocfan

27,349 posts

157 months

Saturday 20th April 2019
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ooohhhhhhh that is nice!!

Total loss

2,138 posts

194 months

Sunday 21st April 2019
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neutral 3 said:


Any on here ?
I know owners of them being a Mopar guy myself, are you after one?

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Original Poster:

5,354 posts

137 months

Sunday 21st April 2019
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Total loss said:
I know owners of them being a Mopar guy myself, are you after one?
Yes, a 70 R / T model. Will probably source one from the States, but if a suitable one turns up here then great.

Total loss

2,138 posts

194 months

Sunday 21st April 2019
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neutral 3 said:
Total loss said:
I know owners of them being a Mopar guy myself, are you after one?
Yes, a 70 R / T model. Will probably source one from the States, but if a suitable one turns up here then great.
Genuine R/T or clone, manual or auto, I'm guessing a 440 unless you are really feeling flush for a 426, although 426 clones are relatively cheap.
Other details, 4bbl or 6 pack, if genuine, matching numbers or replacement engine ok, shaker or flat hood?

Edited by Total loss on Sunday 21st April 12:25

Matt Harper

6,106 posts

168 months

Sunday 21st April 2019
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This one is still available in Central Florida - though the restoration is now complete and the price has gone up a bit...







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P5BNij

9,161 posts

73 months

Sunday 21st April 2019
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If I could afford it I'd be giving this a butcher's...

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1041126

Total loss

2,138 posts

194 months

Sunday 21st April 2019
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P5BNij said:
If I could afford it I'd be giving this a butcher's...

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1041126
That does look good and if as said in the ad. is a survivor rather than a restoration, even better.
But, its always something I find very dodgy (no pun intended), it says 'private sale', but the Ad. sounds like a trade Ad. a quick google of the mobile No. given and sure enough, lots of cars for sale, not all at once and always a different location given. So why hide being a trader?


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5,354 posts

137 months

Monday 22nd April 2019
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Total loss said:
That does look good and if as said in the ad. is a survivor rather than a restoration, even better.
But, its always something I find very dodgy (no pun intended), it says 'private sale', but the Ad. sounds like a trade Ad. a quick google of the mobile No. given and sure enough, lots of cars for sale, not all at once and always a different location given. So why hide being a trader?
" Rare dealer package 2 fender tags " is bull according to my pal who lives / breathes these.
And yes, I that advert shouts Horse Trader.

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137 months

Monday 22nd April 2019
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But if you think that is bull, check out the two Bull Shi.. £65,000 grand Challenger adverts on Flea Bay, seriously......

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137 months

Monday 22nd April 2019
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My Late Dads 70 R/T SE Hemi, seen here in Esst London, in late 72.
It took 36 years to track this car down....

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Original Poster:

5,354 posts

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Monday 22nd April 2019
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Total loss said:
Genuine R/T or clone, manual or auto, I'm guessing a 440 unless you are really feeling flush for a 426, although 426 clones are relatively cheap.
Other details, 4bbl or 6 pack, if genuine, matching numbers or replacement engine ok, shaker or flat hood?

Edited by Total loss on Sunday 21st April 12:25
Ideally a 70 R / T, manual if poss, but most were auto, a 383, Plum
Crazy would be great, or Sublime, or Alpine white, or w h you ?
Project car as well.

P5BNij

9,161 posts

73 months

Monday 22nd April 2019
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My Late Dads 70 R/T SE Hemi, seen here in Esst London, in late 72.
It took 36 years to track this car down....
Apologies in advance but I simply cannot resist - I'm sure I said the same thing when you posted that fabulous photo in the period classics thread some time ago but.... ''your dad is Barry Newman and I claim my five pounds first prize'' hehe

Good luck with your search wink

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5,354 posts

137 months

Tuesday 23rd April 2019
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P5BNij said:
Apologies in advance but I simply cannot resist - I'm sure I said the same thing when you posted that fabulous photo in the period classics thread some time ago but.... ''your dad is Barry Newman and I claim my five pounds first prize'' hehe

Good luck with your search wink
Haha, nice one ! And yes, there is a similarity between them lol.
I remember that car very well, even though I was just a nipper, the roof mounted seat belt used to cut across my neck and the car seemed Huge parked in suburban Chingford back in late 72 and riding in it, but as cars have grown in size, it no longer seems out of place.
In circa 1980, a pal bought a red 70 440 and we parked it up outside the house, where my Late Dad used to park the Hemi. The 440 made my Mums onyx green Cortina 2 Litre GXL look really small !

aeropilot

24,687 posts

194 months

Tuesday 23rd April 2019
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neutral 3 said:
Total loss said:
Genuine R/T or clone, manual or auto, I'm guessing a 440 unless you are really feeling flush for a 426, although 426 clones are relatively cheap.
Other details, 4bbl or 6 pack, if genuine, matching numbers or replacement engine ok, shaker or flat hood?

Edited by Total loss on Sunday 21st April 12:25
Ideally a 70 R / T, manual if poss, but most were auto, a 383, Plum
Crazy would be great, or Sublime, or Alpine white, or w h you ?
Project car as well.
Not many 4-spd cars around.

There's a nice-ish looking manual R/T 440 on Hemmings being sold by Fast Lane Cars, about the only 4-spd car on there at the moment. Has a 6-pack, but doesn't look to be an original 6-Pack car though.
Rare colour.

https://fastlanecars.com/vehicles/1659/1970-dodge-...




P5BNij

9,161 posts

73 months

Tuesday 23rd April 2019
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neutral 3 said:
P5BNij said:
Apologies in advance but I simply cannot resist - I'm sure I said the same thing when you posted that fabulous photo in the period classics thread some time ago but.... ''your dad is Barry Newman and I claim my five pounds first prize'' hehe

Good luck with your search wink
Haha, nice one ! And yes, there is a similarity between them lol.
I remember that car very well, even though I was just a nipper, the roof mounted seat belt used to cut across my neck and the car seemed Huge parked in suburban Chingford back in late 72 and riding in it, but as cars have grown in size, it no longer seems out of place.
In circa 1980, a pal bought a red 70 440 and we parked it up outside the house, where my Late Dad used to park the Hemi. The 440 made my Mums onyx green Cortina 2 Litre GXL look really small !
I trust your Dad kept the Challenger well away from any hastily set up road blocks consisting of badly parked bulldozers... wink



It wasn't until I started looking seriously into American classics a few weeks ago that I realised how mad Challenger prices are now, compared to other muscle cars.

aeropilot

24,687 posts

194 months

Tuesday 23rd April 2019
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P5BNij said:
I trust your Dad kept the Challenger well away from any hastily set up road blocks consisting of badly parked bulldozers... wink

Except that's a '67 Chevy Camaro wink

P5BNij

9,161 posts

73 months

Wednesday 24th April 2019
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Cheapskates! Mind you it wasn't exactly a high budget flic... wink

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5,354 posts

137 months

Friday 26th April 2019
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One can only imagine what Barry must have been thinking....

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Original Poster:

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Friday 26th April 2019
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Pesky XK-Es