1970 Dodge

Challenger R/T Tribute $77,995

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If you had a wish list of all the features you'd want in your next muscle car, this 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Tribute would probably nail them all. Big block power? It's there via a powerful 383 V8 under the Shaker hood. Available options? Power steering, power front disc brakes, and factory A/C are all in tow. Dialed-in restoration? You betcha, and it's a comprehensive build with an eye toward originality. Awesome colors? Light Green with black accents is a gorgeous and unique color combination. Bottom line, this Challenger checks all the boxes, so have a closer look and prepare to be impressed.

Every car show features Mopars in all the usual colors – Hemi Orange, B5 Blue, and Plum Crazy cars are generally strewn about the field. It's as if people forgot that back in their day, most of these cars were covered in more subdued, grown-up colors like this Light Green beauty. Without a fender tag in place (it appears it was removed during the resto), it's difficult to know if this is an original Code F4 Light Green car, but nevertheless, we absolutely love the color. By the looks of the top driver-quality appearance, it's obvious that the finish was laid down by professionals not long ago, as it absolutely glistens and still looks fresh. Light metallic flake embedded in the mix gives it a new lease on life that only modern materials can bring about, and with only very minor imperfections to speak of (the majority of which could be remedied with a buff-and-wax), the curb appeal is through the roof. Judging by the fit of the bodywork and super straight sheetmetal, this was a pretty nice car to start with, and after the comprehensive restoration the body panels all line up consistently, the sheetmetal looks laser-straight, and the doors close flush. Chrysler got the look exactly right with their A-body and the Challenger ideally embodies the long hood/short deck profile that just screams high performance. Add in a Shaker hood complete with hood pins/lanyards and a blacked-out air cleaner, a chin spoiler, R/T side stripes that highlight the little kick-up behind the door, and an aggressive-looking Go-Wing out back and you have one of the best-looking muscle cars of all time. The black vinyl roof is fresh, and not only does it add a nice contrast to the light green finish, but it also gives this muscle car a more sophisticated look. The front and rear bumpers are bright chrome and sparkle perfectly against the paint, as does the remaining brightwork around the glass, wheel arches, and remaining trim. Proper emblems – including the added 'R/T' badges – were installed to intimidate anyone that wants to get fresh at stop lights, and the rectangle-shaped quad exhaust tips that exit from the lower rear valance will be the last thing they see.

The black bucket seat interior is the right choice with Light Green, giving it a purposeful, all-business look that seems appropriate even with the car's muscle car credentials. There's a woodgrained center console surrounding the short shifter that manages the A727 Torqueflight automatic transmission below, and the woodgrained three-spoke steering wheel needs nothing more than a pair of string-back driving gloves to complete the look. Yes, you could get an automatic transmission in an R/T, perhaps a way for Mopar to appeal to guys and gals who wanted a Boss or a Z/28 but needed the convenience of easy shifting. Ahead of the driver, there's a big speedometer is to the left, followed by a tachometer, all-in-one auxiliary unit, and clock, and all those Rallye Instruments are inside big round pods that look very cool inside the woodgrained dash. The original Chrysler Solid State AM radio is still fully functional, and it appears that this Challenger was also originally equipped with factory A/C – with factory controls and vents still in place in the dash, although the system will need a service to work again. There's almost nothing inside this car that doesn't look fresh and clean, including the plush carpets, headliner, door panels, and rear seat. Even the trunk is shockingly clean, housing a reproduction mat and space saver tire and jack set that completes the look perfectly.

Originally a 383 2-barrel car, this awesome Challenger now sports an upgraded 383 that's been tweaked with a few performance parts to make a bit more horsepower. With a nice, lopey idle, a big Holley 4-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold, and proper set of long-tube headers, it cackles and performs like a true muscle car should. The big Shaker scoop and chrome Mopar valve covers add a high-performance look, and even with the upgrades the engine bay still looks fairly authentic under the hood. An upgraded MSD distributor and plug wires work with a modern alternator to help the big block crank with ease every time, while a giant aluminum radiator with an auxiliary electric fan keeps the whole show running cool. It's backed by an A727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic and 8.75-inch rear end with easy-cruising gears inside, which we suspect are 3.23s that many of these 383 cars were optioned with. The H-pipe Dynomax dual exhaust system looks practically brand new, while power steering, power front disc brakes, a big front sway bar, and heavy-duty shocks out back help keep the big coupe planted to the road. And although it's not necessarily restored for show underneath, there are newer components throughout and everything is quite clean and extremely solid. Flashy 18-inch Boss wheels with staggered 225/45/18 front and 265/50/18 rear Nitto radials spice up the look, although the original 15-inch Rallye wheels also come with the sale for those that prefer stock shoes.

When we dream of our ideal car, it's always a shock to find that it actually exists. This Challenger R/T Tribute is one of those rare finds that hits all the right notes. Call today!

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Sub Model
R/T Tribute


Engine Size
383 V8
Engine Type
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic


Body Color
Green Metallic
Body Style


Interior Color
Seating Type
Buckets With Console
Seat Material
Shifter Type

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