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Offline lawsheep

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How rare is my challenger?
« on: July 15, 2017 - 02:23:04 am »
I have a 70 challenger RT 440 w/ 4 speed pistol grip shifter. I have no fender tag or build sheet. Only Vin, which is JS23UOE136750. Was originally light blue but I can't tell what code. Any idea how to narrow down the 1 of .....




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Re: How rare is my challenger?
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2017 - 09:08:59 am »
1970 Challenger RT, 440. 4sp production = 916
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Re: How rare is my challenger?
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2017 - 10:51:56 am »
It's been repainted black but trunk shows a little blue. Not sure which. Also, the 440 is a warranty block replaced in 75 but looks just like what would have came in 70. Would that be "period correct?"

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Re: How rare is my challenger?
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2017 - 12:45:15 pm »
what's the color code in the fender tag?


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Re: How rare is my challenger?
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2017 - 12:51:40 pm »
what's the color code in the fender tag?


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Quote  "I have no fender tag or build sheet. Only Vin"

What's with everyone needing to know how rare their cars is?   Know there where more 69 Camaro's made than total E body production over the five year run & Enjoy owning/driving it and just be happy....   Someone's gonna have a rarer car, most won't......
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Re: How rare is my challenger?
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2017 - 01:55:41 pm »
Quote  "I have no fender tag or build sheet. Only Vin"

What's with everyone needing to know how rare their cars is?   Know there where more 69 Camaro's made than total E body production over the five year run & Enjoy owning/driving it and just be happy....   Someone's gonna have a rarer car, most won't......
your right but my smart phone helps pass the time when i'm bored 🙂


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Re: How rare is my challenger?
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2017 - 02:16:52 pm »
Nothing wrong with trying to find the rarity of the car. I plan on having it for a long time. Not asking so I can add it to this month's challenger craigslist ad. Car would be my daily if I could.

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Re: How rare is my challenger?
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2017 - 02:45:53 pm »
Can you post a picture of the color blue that is still showing on the car?

Have you looked for the build sheet? 
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Re: How rare is my challenger?
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2017 - 02:51:35 pm »
i missed the missing fender tag do all the numbers match on the stamped areas?


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Offline lawsheep

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Re: How rare is my challenger?
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2017 - 09:20:58 pm »
I checked under the backseat when I first bought the car but no sheet. I'm on my way back to Ca from Vegas so I'll take some photos of the paint when I get home. Enfine plate is blank so probably a warranty block. Casting date puts it at about 75. Tranny is not numbers matching but 1970 A833

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Re: How rare is my challenger?
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2017 - 09:37:29 pm »
Other place to check for a build sheet.

front seat backs
under carpet
headliner
over the glove box

If it's a California built car, then chances of find a sheet are greatly reduced. 

Good luck with your search.

Oh yeah, were in CA are you.  I am in the Inland Empire area.




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Re: How rare is my challenger?
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2017 - 02:51:00 pm »
Per the vin it was assembled at the LA plant, so that stinks. I'll have to check those spots out. I sent it in to a local shop to get the holley rebuilt so i'll check it once I get it back. I am in the inland empire as well. Hemet.

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Re: How rare is my challenger?
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2017 - 07:32:46 pm »
I have a 70 RT from the LA plant. Mines only a 383 car but like yours, it's a 4 speed car. The problem with no fender tag or build sheet is there's really no way to prove down the road that it was an actual 4 speed car or that a particular color was original to the car. But I agree with Wild RT that it's not all that important since you have a truly fantastic car that most muscle car owners will be jealous of.