Built as a very mild custom, this factory 1970 Challenger RT/SE was only one of 2,076 383/automatic cars that came equipped with the RT/SE options.
Prior to the restoration, the Challenger had been in storage since 1992 and the odometer shows just over 90,000 miles. The body was completely media blasted and turned out to be in very good shape given its age. All of the sheet metal is original to the car with the exception of the truck panel, and one lower quarter panel. All of the stainless trim and bumpers are also original to the car. The glass which in excellent condition is also original with the exception of a replacement windshield. All of the stainless and chrome was then restored and has excellent fitment and finish. All of the rubber is new throughout the car and fitment of the doors, hood and trunk are excellent being that the car is not full of aftermarket sheet metal. The paint is a two-stage job over very straight panels. The car was originally light green metallic but was restored using “Green Go,” a 1970 midyear hue. The undercarriage is highly detailed complete with the factory style overspray marks, and the engine compartment is absolutely mint. Similar to the factory, the engine, tranny and k member were assembled as one unit and painted.
The interior is immaculate and is new from front to rear. The dash was recovered by Just Dashes and the rest of the soft parts are from Legendary. Per SE spec, the centers of the seats are leather. Everything works including the clock and overhead console lights for low fuel and seat belt warnings. The dash has been completely restored by Redline Gauges and even the seat belts have been restored by Snake Oil. The woodgrain, rim blow wheel was restored to OEM spec by woodgrainwheels.com. It’s extra nice and cost a pretty penny.
76,935 Dodge Challengers were produced in 1970. Of that number, only 2076 were 383 automatic-equipped cars with the RT/SE options. In addition, this car was ordered as a stripe delete car, with the “Go Wing” option. The “Shaker” hood was added at restoration.
SPECIAL EDITION OPTION PACKAGE:
Small portal back window
Leather Front Bucket Seat Inserts
Overhead console with warning lights
SE Interior and Exterior Appointments and trim
Rally Instrument panel with Clock and Tac.
R/T (Road or Track) OPTION PACKAGE:
Front sway bar,
Brakes and Cooling.
These cars were also part of the Dodge “Scat Pack” and received a “Bumble Bee” insignia on the quarter glass window indicating they were capable of running a quarter-mile in 14 seconds or less right from the factory.
ENGINE AND DRIVETRAIN:
Engine and tranny rebuilt by K&K Motorsports
Date coded (1969) HP 383 Cubic Inch engine
440 crankshaft was added which increased displacement to 426 CI.
With a slight clean up bore the engine now displaces 432 CI.
440 Source “Stealth” aluminum heads
Forged 10.1 compression pistons
Roller Rockers and Lifters
Quick Fuel 750 dual feed carburetor
Aluminum intake and water pump
Chrysler 727 Torqueflite Transmission with a “Slap Stick Shifter”
3:23 “Suregrip” differential.
SUSPENSION AND STEERING
Steering box reworked by “Firm Feel”
1970 Challenger T/A quick-ratio steering arm
Factory T/A rear sway bar
All new bushings
Legendary Interiors supplied the interior
Just Dashes recovered the 3 speaker dash
Red Line Gauges rebuilt the factory gauges
Snake Oil remade the seat belts
For the MOPAR enthusiast looking for a killer Challenger, look no further!