Back to the Good Ol’ Days

If you are a car enthusiast, especially a muscle car enthusiast, you know the ’70s were the pinnacle years for the muscle car era. 1970 was an amazing year where the average income was $9,400 and a gallon of gas cost a mere $0.36. The ’70s were also a time of badass muscle cars and Dodge knocked it out of the park with their star muscle car, the Dodge Challenger.

October 22nd – October 24th is Barrett-Jackson’s Fall Auction and there is a beautiful 1970 Dodge Challenger Custom Hardtop (Lot #470) crossing the auction block at no reserve. This 1970 Challenger has been restored, but started life with a 340ci V8 engine and a 4-speed manual transmission. For improved performance, it has been upgraded with a period-correct 426ci Chrysler HEMI® V8 engine, casting number date: 01/19/70, with dual 4-barrel carburetors, power steering and a new high-performance center-forced clutch assembly.

It was restored to its original Sublime Green paint color. The transmission is a period-correct heavy-duty A833 4-speed manual transmission with 4-inch input bearing. It has a Dana 60 posi-traction rear end with 3.54 gear ratio. It sits on 15-inch Rally wheels wrapped with new tires. All-new brakes have been installed, including emergency brake cables. The interior has a new center console and carpet with the original high-back bucket seats.