Sept 21-22, 2019 - River Cree Resort & Casino
Franklin Classic Auction
SOLD $61,000 1970 Dodge Challenger 426 HEMI
Bill of Sale or Registration
1970 Dodge Challenger 426 Hemi
No...this car didn't leave the factory as an "R" Code 426 Hemi car. But when it came time to find a car to build as a Hemi tribute, they probably couldn't have found a more solid 1970 Challenger. The (FC7) Plum Crazy paint was done to perfection over top of the original body panels on this Challenger -- including a complete rotisserie restoration on the underside of the car. It looks as good underneath as it does on top. Then the correct casting (#2468330) 426 Hemi engine was added and mated to a HD 4-spd manual with a pistol grip shifter.
One of the best things about this car is the sound that resonates from the '4-tipped' factory looking exhaust. It has a recently completed full TTI cross-over exhaust system, from headers all the way back. There's not much room under the hood with the big Hemi in there, so the TTI headers resemble a work of art as they fit in without rubs or damage. The power gets to the wheels through the bullet-proof Dana rear end that was recently freshened up. To top it all off, it has a period correct (M51) Shaker hood.
Some other great additions that got installed on this build include:
(J97) rally dash
(N41/N42) dual exhaust with chrome tips
(C55) black bucket seats
(J81) black painted rear spoiler.
The paint quality is what you would expect of a blue chip collectible -- it really needs to be seen in person as the pictures don't do it justice. Everything works as it should and it starts/runs great without any fuss (which is not always the case with high horsepower cars). Show, drive, or collect -- is would be good for any or all. Arguably the best year of the iconic Dodge Challenger with what is known to be the best Dodge engine of all time...a great combination that's ready for your collection.