The car that you always wished you had the time to build is now up for grabs. This 1970 Dodge Challenger is classic sheetmetal wrapped around a modern fuel-injected 6.1-liter Hemi V8 and a modern suspension. Oh yes, this is the restomod of your dreams.
It’s hard not to love one of the most intimidating looking muscle cars of all time when its in a two-tone black and red. Especially since this custom paint also has so much invested in it that they’re both shiny enough to be mirrors. A silver pinstripe provides the dividing line for the two colors everywhere the trim doesn’t already, which gives this coupe a very cool custom appearance. Of course paint is only as good as the sheetmetal underneath, and it takes a laser straight body like this one because imperfections can’t hide from the slick black and bloodthirsty red. Good gaps are also essential, and you’re looking at a refinished assembly that’s far superior to what the factory had time to achieve. This is built to be the ultimate R/T, so that wouldn’t be complete without the power bulge hood. Add in custom touches like the modern chin spoiler, larger rear spoiler, and massive 19-inch Volk Racing wheels filling the wheel wells, and this is a uniquely intimidating package.
Chrysler’s black bucket seat interior gets high marks for both style and comfort, and even today this is a great place to spend some quality time. Of course that’s because this restomod has had everything inside either replaced or refurbished to be the best. And with only 268 miles on this complete custom build, it’s like getting a brand new car from 1970. Well, that’s almost true except a restomod blends all the iconic elements you love with new modern pieces. For example you get the factory steering wheel, center console, and iconic pistol-grip gearshift. But then you spot some great upgrades like the AM/FM stereo with a place to plug in your iPod and the ice-cold air conditioning. Plus, the glow of the full set of Marshall gauges tells you there is something very special under the hood.
Everyone wants a Hemi Challenger, but this one is a cut-above. That’s the fuel-injected 6.1-liter Hemi V8 crate motor similar to what was utilized in the SRT8 Challengers. This powerplant reliably delivers 425 hp and a monstrous 420 lb-ft of torque. So if you thought the original Challengers could smoke their tires before smoking everyone else on the streets, just wait until you try this one! But the full custom build made sure that this big motor was supported by reliable components. That’s why has a Mancini high torque starter, FAST aluminum intake, FAST 90 mm throttle, and Champion aluminum radiator w/electric fan. You’re in control of all this power thanks to the stout TKO 600 five-speed manual that feeds the reliable Ford 9-inch rear end. The performance X-pipe exhaust system makes an amazing rumble, but don’t just listen, check it out in the undercarriage shots. While you’re down there, check out the nicely upgraded suspension. Up front is a new reinforced independent setup with A-arms and adjustable coilovers. Plus, there’s thick anti-sway bars front and rear. Add to this power steering, front disc brakes, and grippy low-profile performance tires at each corner, and this is one complete restomod package.
You’ve probably been totaling up in your head the time, labor, and components it would take to re-create this ultimate Challenger like you see here (we even have the build receipts for this one for comparison.) It’s now that you realize this restomod is worth every penny and more. You’re not the only one who’s tantalized by this coupe. The only problem is with a one-of-a-kind is once it’s gone, there won’t be another. Call today!!!