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Title: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: BL1 70 RR on August 17, 2016 - 08:37:47 PM
Hey guys, what are your opinions on this car?

https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/cto/5710017937.html

here is another add of it with more pictures

https://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/5719372949.html
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: rUNCHARGER on August 17, 2016 - 08:51:41 PM
Not concours but for the price I would look at it right away and be ready with cash if it was any good.

Sheldon
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: BL1 70 RR on August 17, 2016 - 08:56:25 PM
My concern is the welds in the trunk, the mufflers seem very close to the gas tank and is the dash a correct 1970 challenger dash?
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: mjb765 on August 17, 2016 - 08:58:04 PM
Not concours but for the price I would look at it right away and be ready with cash if it was any good.

Sheldon

 :iagree:
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: EV2RTSE on August 17, 2016 - 10:25:07 PM
I've had my eye on this one myself, car has a lot going for it, 440, 4-speed, good color, slick top, no console, but then too a lot of little things that I would want to take care of, and the $$$ add up. Car has a 2 speed wiper motor (red flag?) wrong radiator, hood looks to maybe be a 72 based on the hood release, blacked out tail panel? Exhaust should have both mufflers & resonators, heater core is bypassed, dash pad script is in a weird spot? air cleaner is a '71, headers, fan/no shroud are not stock, plug wires, no horns or washer bottle? and then the car looks to be manual steering and brakes, not much fun, I would want to put p/s and p/b on it to drive I think. NOM affects value, no hood emblems, no spare, no jack, no trunk mat? But still a sharp looking car, the dana is there, and there's a set of Polyglas tires on it... probably overall a great car to drive and enjoy though, and the price seems to be in the ballpark.

Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: cudamadd on August 17, 2016 - 11:14:32 PM
Ok some small things you could do . Not the same money as a six pack.SO what  a factory U code big block car for that price  .  THAT car here in   Australia ,would be $55k to $65k as it is cheap car any day of the week .     SO un fair the prices we have 2 pay . P.S if the exchange rate was better ,she would be on a ship ..
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: ragtopdodge on August 18, 2016 - 01:03:12 AM
I bet he'd take $30k cash and it'd be a great deal if that car is as solid as it looks.

Not a huge fan of that color, but at least it's a slick top (not a fan of vinyl tops), and the rear bumblebee way bueno over the V6X IMHO.

It's a rare 440/4-speed.  C'mon guys, you can through another $5k (dashpad, some emblems, right exhaust, air cleaner and radiator) at it and still come out way ahead!


Trunk looks fine.  If it really bothers you, have it redone and repainted for $1k tops.

 :drool:
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: EV2RTSE on August 18, 2016 - 06:58:02 PM
Just called and was ready to pull the trigger, car sold an hour ago. Congrats to whoever got it!

Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: rUNCHARGER on August 18, 2016 - 07:32:17 PM
Great buy I think....

Sheldon
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: BL1 70 RR on August 18, 2016 - 09:19:19 PM
Well I ended up buying the car! I'm kinda excited it should be a fun vehicle, one that I can work on and get it perfect as I drive it. :bigsmile:
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: anlauto on August 18, 2016 - 09:23:47 PM
Yea I agree...Lots of little things wrong with it, but great for a driver.

I have a 1970 U code, 440 4spd Dana car coming in two weeks....It's a factory sunroof car too !
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: rUNCHARGER on August 18, 2016 - 10:50:18 PM
Awesome BL! You can really improve that car without spending a huge amount of cash. Great stuff too, 440, 4 speed, orange.

Sheldon
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: ec_co on August 19, 2016 - 12:58:35 PM
looks like a great buy for what you are getting. sure it needs a few minor things, but those can be corrected over time and you have a kick ass driver while working on those little things.
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: BL1 70 RR on August 19, 2016 - 08:32:42 PM
Thanks guys I'm pumped! Being a B body man this is my first E body so it'll be a new adventure!
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: 340challconvert on August 19, 2016 - 08:55:13 PM
Well I ended up buying the car! I'm kinda excited it should be a fun vehicle, one that I can work on and get it perfect as I drive it. :bigsmile:
Good luck with your purchase.
It looks like a fun car for the money.
440-4sp will be a blast to drive and you got it wholesale
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: BL1 70 RR on August 21, 2016 - 03:22:12 PM
I'm trying to figure out a production break down of it's options, I figured out their where around 900 EV2 challengers built and around 900 440-4 speed challengers built in 1970. Is there a reference that I can look at for the other options like the A33 track pack to see how many came with that?
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: 73440 on August 21, 2016 - 04:46:26 PM
http://www.challengerspecs.com/1970challenger_productionnumbers.htm (http://www.challengerspecs.com/1970challenger_productionnumbers.htm)


http://www.oldride.com/library/1970_dodge_challenger.html (http://www.oldride.com/library/1970_dodge_challenger.html)

Does not give the exact info you are looking for but may be able to narrow a little closer.
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: BL1 70 RR on August 21, 2016 - 06:17:16 PM
Thanks I'll check them out :cheers:
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: djais1801 on September 07, 2016 - 01:37:16 PM
 :useless:
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: BL1 70 RR on September 24, 2016 - 02:18:57 PM
Sorry I haven't posted pics yet, I've been extremely busy. Unfortuantely I'm not the happiest with my purchase, many things are wrong with the car. The seller said that it only needed minor things to be perfect but that not the case. The trans slips out of gear when it is reverse the dash needs to be totally rebuilt nothing works on it there are paint bubbles on the quarters the glass  all the way around the car is all scratched up and not clean the carpet in the interior wasn't even complete when I got it. I'll try to post pictures later tonight.
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: BL1 70 RR on September 24, 2016 - 07:39:16 PM
After working on it all day and cleaning it up I might have been to harsh on it, the paint seems to be well. This was my first 4 speed car so I'm now a master at that and it should be a good and easy car to make perfect.
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: rUNCHARGER on September 24, 2016 - 08:35:17 PM
For sure: You knew there would be a few things wrong at that price but overall you got a great car for money spent. I've seen way worse for way more $$$.

Sheldon
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: djais1801 on September 24, 2016 - 09:42:31 PM
She looks like fun... Let's see that Road runner...I have a '69
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: BL1 70 RR on September 25, 2016 - 02:27:15 PM
Yeah overall it's a good car, runs like a bat out of hell. Only thing that needs direct attention is the interior, but that should be a good winter project!

 I think I recall you being on the roadrunner forum but I'm not for sure. Is yours B7 blue? Mine is a 383 auto, it was originally BL1 sand pebble beige but was painted orange. The white vynl top, burnt orange interior and go wing are original to the car.
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: djais1801 on September 26, 2016 - 07:41:24 AM
yes mine is B7 with white guts 383 4spd bench all #match
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c367/ivandrew/picstitchrr_zps0rh3zf4s.jpg) (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/ivandrew/media/picstitchrr_zps0rh3zf4s.jpg.html)

Yeah overall it's a good car, runs like a bat out of hell. Only thing that needs direct attention is the interior, but that should be a good winter project!

 I think I recall you being on the roadrunner forum but I'm not for sure. Is yours B7 blue? Mine is a 383 auto, it was originally BL1 sand pebble beige but was painted orange. The white vynl top, burnt orange interior and go wing are original to the car.
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: dodgemania on September 26, 2016 - 10:33:40 AM
 :drool: beautiful
yes mine is B7 with white guts 383 4spd bench all #match
([url]http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c367/ivandrew/picstitchrr_zps0rh3zf4s.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s31.photobucket.com/user/ivandrew/media/picstitchrr_zps0rh3zf4s.jpg.html[/url])
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: dodgemania on September 26, 2016 - 10:35:31 AM
also like 70  :drool: sweet cars
Yeah overall it's a good car, runs like a bat out of hell. Only thing that needs direct attention is the interior, but that should be a good winter project!

 I think I recall you being on the roadrunner forum but I'm not for sure. Is yours B7 blue? Mine is a 383 auto, it was originally BL1 sand pebble beige but was painted orange. The white vynl top, burnt orange interior and go wing are original to the car.
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: BL1 70 RR on September 27, 2016 - 10:07:01 AM
Yeah your Road runner is a great looking car, I want to get the steel wheels like you have for mine.
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: djais1801 on September 27, 2016 - 08:52:02 PM
i just picked up magnum 500's for her lol...what a different look.
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c367/ivandrew/mag7_zpsw6m3rpkh.jpg) (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/ivandrew/media/mag7_zpsw6m3rpkh.jpg.html)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c367/ivandrew/mag8_zpsk3d4kyrl.jpg) (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/ivandrew/media/mag8_zpsk3d4kyrl.jpg.html)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c367/ivandrew/mag3_zps71elbble.jpg) (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/ivandrew/media/mag3_zps71elbble.jpg.html)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c367/ivandrew/mag4_zpswsbtnk2u.jpg) (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/ivandrew/media/mag4_zpswsbtnk2u.jpg.html)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c367/ivandrew/mag5_zpsutzrysy5.jpg) (http://s31.photobucket.com/user/ivandrew/media/mag5_zpsutzrysy5.jpg.html)

Yeah your Road runner is a great looking car, I want to get the steel wheels like you have for mine.
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: anlauto on September 27, 2016 - 09:25:52 PM
I prefer the magnums. In 1969 the steel wheels would be blue....except A12 cars of course
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: dfrazz on September 28, 2016 - 09:56:10 AM
Both wheels look great on that beautiful RR.  Magnums are more "classy" black steels are more "no-nonsense take it to the track".
Title: Re: 1970 Dodge challenger RT 440 4 speed
Post by: 340challconvert on September 29, 2016 - 09:15:53 PM
i just picked up magnum 500's for her lol...what a different look.
([url]http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c367/ivandrew/mag7_zpsw6m3rpkh.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s31.photobucket.com/user/ivandrew/media/mag7_zpsw6m3rpkh.jpg.html[/url])
([url]http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c367/ivandrew/mag8_zpsk3d4kyrl.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s31.photobucket.com/user/ivandrew/media/mag8_zpsk3d4kyrl.jpg.html[/url])
([url]http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c367/ivandrew/mag3_zps71elbble.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s31.photobucket.com/user/ivandrew/media/mag3_zps71elbble.jpg.html[/url])
([url]http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c367/ivandrew/mag4_zpswsbtnk2u.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s31.photobucket.com/user/ivandrew/media/mag4_zpswsbtnk2u.jpg.html[/url])
([url]http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c367/ivandrew/mag5_zpsutzrysy5.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s31.photobucket.com/user/ivandrew/media/mag5_zpsutzrysy5.jpg.html[/url])

Looks great with the Magnums!