Author Topic: 1970 challenger 383 4b rt 3 speed like green  (Read 1382 times)

Offline x_cell3217

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1970 challenger 383 4b rt 3 speed like green
« on: February 26, 2014 - 11:05:59 PM »
I just recently bought this car I'm really excited but I don't like like green and I want to keep this car but I don't want it to lose value since I'm thinking of painting it black I do have all vin in tact on dash two doors and on body and also fender take I don't have original tranny or engine I would like or opionon on color and what is the car worth if I do a show room quality restoration he is the fender decoder
Code   Description
E63   383-4 Barrel
D13   3-Speed Manual Transmission Floor
JS23   
J = Dodge Challenger
S = Special
23 = 2 Door Hardtop

NOB   
N = 383 330HP OR 335HP 1-4BBL 8 CYL
0 = 1970
B = Dodge Main, Hamtramck, MI, USA
FJ5   
Paint Code: Sublime / Limelight
H6X9   
Trim Grade/Style/Color
H = High
6 = Vinyl Bucket Seats
X9 = Black
000   Upper Door Frame: Full Door Panel
C16   Date Built: 12 / 16 / 1969
109446   Order Number: 109446
FJ5   Roof Type OR Color:  Sublime / Limelight
A04   Basic (Radio) Group
A62   Rallye Instrument Cluster
C55   Bucket Seats
G33   Left Hand Outside Mirror - Manual / Chrome
J54   Sport Hood 70-1
M21   Roof Drip Rail Moldings
N41   Duel Exhaust w/o Tips
N42   Chrome Duel Exhaust Tips
N85   Tachometer
R11   Music Master Radio AM
V6X   Black Longitude Sports Stripe
Y05   Built to U.S. Specifactations
EN1   End of Codes Assembly Line 1
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Offline x_cell3217

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Re: 1970 challenger 383 4b rt 3 speed like green
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014 - 11:07:58 PM »
Also no buildsheet

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Re: 1970 challenger 383 4b rt 3 speed like green
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014 - 11:29:15 PM »
If you're keeping the car, it really doesn't matter how much it will be worth (to someone else).  If you are planning on doing the resto with your checkbook, you'll put more money into it than you can sell it for.  If you're going to do a lot of the work yourself, it will be more rewarding, both emotionally and financially.
As far as the color goes, for resale value, the original limelight/sublime will probably give you the better return.  It might not be your cup of tea, but the sublime is a pretty desirable color.
Sounds like a very nice car you scored.  There are plenty on this site that would kill for a limelight R/T.

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Re: 1970 challenger 383 4b rt 3 speed like green
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2014 - 06:42:13 AM »
If you're keeping the car, it really doesn't matter how much it will be worth (to someone else).  If you are planning on doing the resto with your checkbook, you'll put more money into it than you can sell it for.  If you're going to do a lot of the work yourself, it will be more rewarding, both emotionally and financially.
As far as the color goes, for resale value, the original limelight/sublime will probably give you the better return.  It might not be your cup of tea, but the sublime is a pretty desirable color.
Sounds like a very nice car you scored.  There are plenty on this site that would kill for a limelight R/T.
:iagree: a real fair diagnosis.

But if you did it Black, that would be for your pleasure, someone later on may want to buy it and be excited that it was orginally a sublime car and you would still have no trouble selling it later on. :2thumbs:
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Re: 1970 challenger 383 4b rt 3 speed like green
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2014 - 12:39:53 PM »
The car is 1 of 355 made with the 383 3spd. :2thumbs:

With a full OE style restoration the car will NEVER be worth what you have invested money wise. A color changed won't hurt the value as much as being a none numbers matching, no BCS, 3spd car will.

The only contributing factor that will make this car desirable is the colour. You change that, and you destroyed all your chances at selling the car for any decent money once restored. :2cents:

If it's a solid car and you want something to drive and enjoy, I say buy it, and build it any way you want and enjoy the heck out of it. That's what the hobby is supposed to be about.

If you want a restoration project as a sound investment...I say move along and find a better canidate. :wave:
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