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1970 Dodge Challenger Convertible PRO-TOURING 6.1 Hemi V8

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1970 Dodge Challenger Convertible PRO-TOURING 6.1 Hemi V8

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A nut and bolt rotisserie restoration that includes a modern 6.1 liter Hemi, a complete XV suspension, & a custommodified leather interior.
you know this Challenger is being cared for just by looking at the images.

This cool E-Body’s complete rotisserie restoration began when its solid convertible body was meticulously stripped, carefully massaged & thoroughly sanded into a smooth, consistent canvas. Once that canvas was prepped, a bright coat of Viper Red urethane was expertly sealed in a thick clearcoat shell, & buffed to a thoroughly substantial presence. Take one look down the body of this old-school Dodge & you’ll see tough, slab-sided panels that have been straightened & finessed far past anything that rolled out of the factory. Pull the car into the sunlight & its glossy glow accurately reproduces Chrysler’s planar, straight lines all the while offering a level of protection that can only be achieved w/ today’s advanced paint technology. This is an all-American muscle car that wraps brutal performance in killer good looks!

Wearing lines that originated on Chrysler designer Carl Cameron’s famous Charger turbine concept, this classic Challenger makes a bold & distinctly Mopar styling statement from virtually every angle. At the front of the car, a tough looking body-width grille hangs a red ‘R/T’ emblem between four pristine headlights, fade-free parking lamps, & a mirror-like bumper. At the top of the car, an R/T-specific hood props two small scoops, two pristine ‘6.1 HEMI’ emblems, & two trick tie downs in front of like-new glass that’s framed by straight stainless trim & a black vinyl top. At the sides of the car, prominent fender lines are complemented by flush-fitting door handles, body-matched sport mirrors, chrome-trimmed marker lights, & a quick-fill fuel cap. And at the back of the car, a body-matched valence hangs wide ‘DODGE’ branded tail lights above a second pristine bumper & correct quad exhaust tips.

Raise the wide red hood & you’ll find a killer 6.1 liter Mopar crate engine that takes this Dodge from ‘Very Appealing’ to ‘Must Have’ almost as fast as it takes its driver from ‘Confident’ to ‘Scared Stiff’. Measuring in at roughly 370 cubic inches, Chrysler’s resurrected Hemi uses a revised block, a forged crank, lighter pistons, strengthened connecting rods, new oil jets, variable cam timing & increased flow heads to turn impressive 10.3 to 1 compression into 425 horsepower! At the top of that stout block, a decaled Spectre air cleaner captures wind using two gorgeous tubes that took 50 hours of modification by the pros at JJV Customs in Wilmington, Delaware. That air flows through an XV intake & mixes w/ fossils supplied by high performance AEM fuel management. That air/fuel mixture explodes in a super clean block that’s adorned w/ traditional ‘6.1 HEMI’ branded rail covers. Remnants of that explosion are forced into XV-supplied long-tube headers that are bolted to a three inch stainless exhaust system. Cooling for that cycle is provided by a positively giant aluminum radiator that’s equipped with two electric puller fans & a bright ‘Challenger R/T’ script. Visually, the body-matched bay comes together every bit as well as the outside of the car, with its smoothed firewall & bright red fenders providing a perfect frame for the modern Chrysler V8. Speaking of that V8, its installation is exceptionally well done and certainly looks tidy enough to pass as an OEM package. In addition to roughly 475 horsepower, the big mill features a host of first class ancillary components including black cross bracing, braided hoses & a small JJV Customs badge.


Take one look under this beefed up E-Body & you’ll see that it definitely has the chops to back up its sinister good looks. The smooth-revving engine is hooked to a slick-shifting Tremec TKO 600 5-speed, a custom driveshaft, & a familiar Sure Grip Rear-End that’s equipped w/ 3.55 gears, & stout Yukon axles. Not surprisingly, the car’s old-school front torsion bar & rear leaf spring suspension has been completely replaced by a beefy XV Level II set up. Naturally, that pavement-ripping suspension is augmented by Power Rack & Pinion steering, & a first class XV power brake system that pinches 14 inch slotted rotors via 6-piston calipers, & 13 inch slotted rotors via 4-piston calipers. An intimidating engine note comes courtesy of a three inch stainless exhaust system that sends spent gases through an H-pipe crossover to wicked Magnaflow mufflers, & pristine stainless tips. Power flows to the ground through a sweet set of custom Budnik wheels which spin 275/35ZR18 BF Goodrich G-Force T/As in front of 295/35ZR18 BF Goodrich G-Force T/As. Everything from this Challenger’s fresh stainless fuel tank to its heavy duty oil pan is fully sorted and ready to hit the curves.

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11 Comments

  1. James Ellis Jr.

    James Ellis Jr.

    September 27, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Nice

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  2. Bengt Strømsnes

    Bengt Strømsnes

    November 20, 2015 at 1:11 am

    Yes I like !

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  3. Tyler Freeman

    Tyler Freeman

    November 20, 2015 at 1:14 am

    The challenger really hasn’t changed much. I’m a chevy fan but I respect dodge way more for keeping that sleek look to it

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  4. Bradda Dakine

    Bradda Dakine

    November 20, 2015 at 1:16 am

    6.1 Hemi V8… must sound outrageous

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  5. Peter Giroux

    Peter Giroux

    November 20, 2015 at 1:19 am

    Very nice n still an eye catcher with a 6.1 Hemi must soar. Awsome!

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  6. Mark Wise

    Mark Wise

    January 2, 2016 at 6:49 am

    Very nice!

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  7. Zaheer Abbas

    Zaheer Abbas

    January 2, 2016 at 6:50 am

    nice car

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  8. Phil Lopez

    Phil Lopez

    July 31, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    1 of my dream cars

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  9. Robert Pena

    Robert Pena

    July 31, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Beautiful

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  10. David Cota

    David Cota

    September 6, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Sweet Hot ride.

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  11. Michael Kelly

    Michael Kelly

    September 28, 2016 at 1:53 am

    Nice but the wheels suck

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