The Real Deal: 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Hemi

You don’t have to be a Mopar fanatic to appreciate this incredible find that recently popped up on eBay. You see, this 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T isn’t just a real deal Hemi car, but a low mileage survivor! It has been parked the barn since the ’70s. The seller had plans of getting it back on the road, but they’ve decided to let it go rather than let it sit any longer. They claim it’s one of just four Hemi Challenger’s built in ’70 and is the only one with power windows. They also believe it’s the lowest mileage of the four, with 25,301 miles on the clock. With a BIN of $199,875 it certainly isn’t cheap, but when will you have another chance to own a Hemi powered Challenger that’s wearing its original paint? Be sure to have a look at the seller’s ad here on eBay in Illinois.

Look at how shiny that bright red paint is! It’s hard to believe it’s all original, but with such low mileage and the fact that it’s been indoors all these years, it’s possible. The red on red interior looks to be in good shape, which backs up the mileage claim. The seller notes that the previous owner messed with the car a bit by adding some gauges and a rear spoiler. The gauges shouldn’t be too difficult to remove but expect there to be holes in the dash.
Fixing the holes from the spoiler might be more of an issue. I like the seller’s solution though, he found plugs that fit the holes. It’s not the prettiest solution, but if the paint really is original it would be a shame to mess with it.
The seller started working on getting this Hemi roadworthy, but as you can see it still needs work. They have quite a few parts for it, including a new wiring harness. Before putting it back together, I would want to give the engine bay a complete detailing to get it looking good again. It’s a bit curious as to why the engine bay is so dirty with so few of miles and given just how shiny the outside is. My guess is that the seller has been focused on making the outside look good, since we all love a shiny red muscle car. If you are dropping $200k for it, you will probably want to go have a look in person before making an offer.

While I don’t blame the seller one bit for not wanting to deal with flippers and tire kickers, this statement makes me a bit nervous, “My preference is for a nice easy sale to the right steward and the right steward will want to come and see it without a large entourage of “experts” to tell him that it’s real. If you can’t look at it and tell that it’s real, you are likely not my buyer nor the right steward“. While I agree if you are really interested in buying it, you probably should be educated on Mopars, I don’t see anything wrong with bringing a Hemi Mopar expert to help you out. It will be interesting to see if this seller finds the right buyer. I sure wish I was the right buyer, or even just had this kind of money to spend on a classic car, but sadly it’s way out of my price range. Check out the gallery for more photos:

So what do you think, is this Mopar worth the seller’s asking?

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