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1971 Dodge Challenger For Sale With 440 Engine

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By Dave Ashton

Engine: 440 .030 Big Block
Transmission: Automatic 727 w/ Shift Kit
3.55 Rear
Price:US $23,500

For Sale here.

As we were blithering on yesterday about the 50th birthday of the Dodge Challenger and the limited models, we thought it was a good idea to see what the vintage market had to offer. This time of year usually means muscle cars go into hibernation, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t examples readily available for sale.

We picked out this 1971 Dodge Challenger as it is mainly selling for the low price of $23,500. The criteria being a cost-effective driveaway car, rather than a project vehicle that will sit in your garage for months. Obviously, at this price point, you’re not going to get all original or rare options, but with this listing, someone has clearly spent time adding in more efficient parts. This we could argue is on the way to being a restomod. In other words, it still has vintage appeal, but also benefits from more up-to-date workings.


This Challenger states that it has a 440ci. V8, with a 727 automatic transmission and 3.55 rear end. As you can see from the list below, it’s had a good bunch of upgrades, but as usual, these would have to be tested out in person to make sure they are working as stated.

As for the basic condition of the car, its said to be a driver, but not in show condition. There’s no underbody shots or close-ups, but the general condition looks good, with obviously blemishes and the like, inside and out.

The interior does look very clean, as does the engine bay and as the present owner sounds like a Mopar enthusiast, it should have had a decent amount of TLC whilst in their care.

This example isn’t a rarity, but it does benefit from being one of those examples where enthusiasts have invested time and money and now wants to move on to something different. The benefits of this route is that the previous owner has done the majority of the work and you can benefit from the results.


As always, there’s lots of variables to vintage rides such as this one. Which means an in-person inspection is always needed. However, on the surface this Challenger could make an exciting ride, which is in good condition and has been treated to the majority of work done for you.

Maybe, flutter your eyelids lovingly at your partner and you just may get the go-ahead to add this vintage Challenger to your own driveway.

The full bits as listed in the ad. –
440 .030 Big Block
Edelbrock Aluminum Heads
Lunati Voodoo Cam
727 Trans w/ Shift Kit, Rebuilt w/ Transferable Warranty
Lokar Kickdown Cable
B&M SFI Approved Flex Plate
Full Hotchkis Suspension Kit Including Heavy Duty Leaf Springs, Frame Connectors, Front and Rear Sway Bars, Tie Rods, Torsion Bars
New Gas Tank
New Power Steering Pump
New Wheel Bearings
4 Wheel Disc Brakes SSBC
Holley Carb
Edelbrock Aluminum Intake
MSD Ignition
American Racing Hopster Wheels
Autometer Custom Gauges
Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Chin Spoilers
Decklid Spoiler
Air Shocks
Interior in Excellent Condition
BF Goodrich Tires
Items of Attention:
Dash has Crack by Speaker
Gas Gauge Inop (New Gauge Comes with Car)
A/C Needs Recharging
Cruise Control Inop


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