Muscle at Mecum
Larry Jewett - January 08, 2014 09:59 AM
Dodge entered the pony car sweepstakes in 1970 with the Challenger, the top model of which was the R/T available in both coupe and convertible and with a choice of engines. This Red R/T coupe’s mighty 426/425 HP Hemi V-8 was highly desired. Like its Cuda counterpart, the Hemi Challenger R/T was built as a future collectible. Only 287 Hemi Challengers were built in 1970 with only 137 featuring the A-833 heavy duty four-speed manual transmission used here in conjunction with a Hurst Pistol Grip shifter. Showing a believed correct 22,835 miles, it has been rotisserie restored to spectacular as-original condition. The paint gleams over a laser straight body and is accented with Black body side R/T striping, dual scoop R/T hood with hold-down pins, a flip open gas cap and R/T badging. The optional A34 Super Track Pack Dana 60 rear end delivers the Hemi’s horses to the pavement through Rallye road wheels and Goodyear Polyglas GT rubber. This highly detailed show piece also incorporates a Black bucket seat interior with console delete, Rallye instrument cluster, woodgrain trim and steering wheel, power brakes and a space saver spare.
Lot S149 will be sold on Saturday, January 25, at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction. Details can be found at www.mecum.com