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There's no sneaking around in a car like this, and why would you want to? There are cars here at RK Motors Charlotte that we celebrate for their subtlety, but this 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T definitely isn't one of them. This car is loud, brash, and in your face, and it's awesome.
First off, this is a genuine, 100% matching-numbers R/T with a V-code 440 Six Pack, 4-speed manual transmission, and A34 Super Track Dana rear packed with 4.10 gears. We get a lot of performance cars through the shop here, and statistically, it's somewhat less common for cars with 4.10 gears to be numbers-matching. It's no secret how these cars were used, and the 4.10 cars were built to race. But you're in luck on this one it seems to have led a fairly easy life compared to some of its brothers. Everything is intact, present, and accounted for with no signs of abuse, alteration, or racing in its past.
Subject to an extensive and expensive nut-and-bolt restoration several years ago, this Challenger R/T still shows extremely well. The correct badges are all in place, the paint has been wet sanded and buffed to well beyond the factory standards, and the spotless white top is tight and wrinkle-free. It was obviously fully disassembled and that gorgeous red paint covers every nook and cranny in a way that a re-spray just can't duplicate. The glass is all of the original tinted glass installed when it was new. Even the door hinges are flawless, smooth, and shiny. All the rubber weather-stripping has been replaced and the doors close with a solid thunk, indicative of a tight, un-abused car.
The engine compartment is fully detailed, sporting the correct decals, tags, and markings. The Hemi Orange paint on the engine looks fresh, and even the Exhaust manifolds are still clean and rust-free, indicating very little driving since it was rebuilt. It fires up on the first try and settles into a perfect idle someone did a fantastic job getting this engine to run right and it should be a fantastic cruiser if you decide to put it on the road (and who wouldn't?).
Underneath, the suspension was also restored to show-winning standards and remains 99% flawless. Again, there's no indication that any significant miles have been put on this car since restoration. The floors are glossy and straight without any undercoating hiding the original sheet-metal, the suspension components have been correctly refinished, and the 235/60/15 radials on those great-looking Rallye wheels are virtually new. As I said, this car has only been used enough to keep it fresh and tight since restoration.
The interior is just spectacular. White interiors can sometimes be overpowering, but this one has the black carpet, dash, and console, which anchors everything and gives it great contrast. It's all-new, too, with fresh seat padding, door panels, carpeting, and headliner. The original AM radio works perfectly, including the rear speaker, and there's that little light on the dash that tells you when you're in reverse. The trunk features a new mat, a correct inflatable space-saver spare and jack, and is fully detailed, right down to the latch hardware.
This is exactly the kind of car that we like to call a fun investment. As a numbers-matching, 440 6-pack, 4-speed car, it's got a pedigree that automatically makes it more valuable than a majority of its siblings. It has had a high-quality professional restoration that you couldn't duplicate for the asking price. And best of all, it has already been sorted out and is ready to be enjoyed. This is a car you can put on the road with confidence, knowing that it drives as good as it looks, and that it will continue to appreciate in years to come.
LMC Super Cuda 200 MPH!
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Lady Luck was on our side last week as the Legendary Team made its way to
the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea, Michigan.
An all night drive through a snow storm saw us pull into the proving
grounds parking lot at the crack of dawn. It was cold and overcast but no
sign of rain or snow. It looked like the weather would cooperate, the next
hurdle was having MOPAR engineers check out the Cuda. The car passed with
flying colors, testament to the sweat and dedication put in by everyone at
Legendary over the last year.
Then it was off to the black lake for some real world handling tests in
preparation for the 4.75 mile oval and a crack a breaking the 200 mph mark.
Both the Cuda and the Enzo look impressive on the track but once the sun
began to come out late that morning the setting was perfect for our high
speed run. I think we captured some spectacular footage of a once in a life
After a brief mishap, when the Cuda lost its windshield trim at 190 mph,
Peter was ready to go. We could hear the Cuda coming long before we could
see her, as the cars went by they sounded like jet fighters. Top speed 208
mph with still some leftwe did it!
1970 Dodge Challenger RT STK 1285
This Challenger R/T is a factory 440/375 HP, U code with a total nut and
bolt professional no money spared rotisserie restoration. It now has the
documented Chrysler dealer installed optional Six-Pack Carburetor set up
with all receipts. The other dealer installed options were power steering
and power disc-brakes with OEM date coded period correct parts restored by
White Post Restorations. The Rotisserie Restoration was done to factory OEM
The interior is just like new. Everything works down to the clock! All new
weather stripping, dash pad, seat covers, carpet, headliner, door panels,
inside door handles and window handles.
Starting with a laser straight body made for a great restoration. All of
the correct paint markings are there, along with the detailed suspension,
every nut and bolt is correct as far as we can tell. The car has less than
100 test miles since restoration.
The paint is the correct PPG B-5 Blue, base coat clear coat, colored sanded
and polished to an incredible, flawless better than new liquid glass
finish. One of the nicest paint jobs you will ever see.
The car came with the 440 375 Hp and we have the receipts of the complete
engine rebuild. The Six pack option was just installed a year ago, the
original four barrel intake, carburetor and air cleaner goes with the car
and matches the rest of the cars restoration. The engine compartment is
detailed for show with all the correct paint markings and inspection
stamps. Installed a new 2.25" Flowmaster Exhaust system.
The transmission is the correct 4 speed and has been rebuilt and detailed.
The shifter works perfect as does the clutch. The rear end is a 3.54:1 Dana
60 track package, code A33 on fender tag.
The wheels and tires that are on the car are brand new BFG radials and
correct wheels. This gorgeous Challengers and possibly the best on the
market. The restoration was started using NOS parts where available about
three years ago and finished last year. The car even has NOS spark plug
wires. Restoration receipts and invoices are over $100,000.00 and come with
the car. A partial build sheet was found and will also go with the
132715 / 1969 Dodge Coronet Superbee
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The great thing about the muscle car era is that the factory created new
high-performance models based on existing platforms, meaning that there's a
great deal of parts compatibility. On the one hand, that makes clones
possible, but on the other, it allows the enterprising enthusiast the
ability to build dream cars that may never have existed in the first place.
Take, for example, this 1969 Dodge Coronet convertible, fully dressed in
Super Bee regalia with a thumping 440 under the hood. While the factory
never built such a beast, it doesn't take much to build your own phantom, a
car that the factory COULD have built, but never did.
This stunning convertible was completely rebuilt from the ground up to be
not only brutally fast, but impressively accurate as well. The bodywork was
straightened and finessed until it was as straight as any concours
contender, and since well-known builder Reid Stevens knew this car would be
getting A LOT of scrutiny at shows, he went the extra mile to make sure
everything lined up correctly. Two-stage urethane accurately reproduces the
Rallye Green finish, which has a lot of metallic and a hint of gold
underneath, so it positively glows in the sunlight. If you crave attention
at the next Mopar Nationals, this is your ride.
If you build a car that looks this fast, you'd better be able to back it
up. Fortunately, the guys dipped into the Mopar parts bin, just as the
factory would have, and served up a thumping 440 cubic inch V8 topped by a
big 4-barrel, although a freshly rebuilt Six Pack setup is included with
the car. The Hemi Orange enamel on the block is as nice as the paint on the
body, the decals throughout are accurate, and even things like hoses,
clamps, and the windshield wiper motor are correct.
The only transmission you wanted in your Super Bee, factory-issued or
otherwise, is an A833 4-speed manual topped by a Hurst shift linkage and
feeding an 8.75-inch rear with street-friendly 3.55 gears on a Sure Grip.
There's a massive 3-inch Exhaust
system with an X-pipe and electric cut-outs just ahead of the stock style
mufflers, as well as a set of disc brakes up front, and it offers fresh
shocks at all four corners, new lines and hoses throughout, and a shiny
clean gas tank hanging at the rear. Topping it off are those gorgeous
polished 17-inch Torque Thrust wheels wearing massive low-profile
The fender tag says this originally had a black bench seat, but you can't
argue with the jaw-dropping looks of the black and white bucket seat setup
that's in there now. Fresh black carpets, reproduction door panels, and
that gorgeous center console give it a high performance look and a new car
feel. All the gauges have been rebuilt and are fully functional, even the
tick-tock-tach. In back, the trunk offers a reproduction mat, full-sized
spare, and a complete jack assembly.
Just looking at the quality of the workmanship, it shouldn't be a surprise
that this car cost more than $100,000 to build, but that only makes it an
outstanding example of a supercar meant to be driven. Call, click, or visit
http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information on this extremely
impressive Super Bee.
132675 / 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T
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Showcasing the best attributes of a slick, frame-off restoration, this
badass Mopar features a slew of handpicked, top-shelf parts which create a
classic that can be shown AND driven with the best muscle cars on the road.
Take one glance at this Challengers wet-look Plum Crazy Purple exterior and
it's obvious that the cars top-notch restoration was both thorough and
expensive. Naturally, a pristine Dodge like this can back up as much Mopar
attitude as its owner cares to provide; and this Challengers traditional
Trans Am hardware transforms it into a highly appealing, purpose built
muscle car which conveys a sense of power and precision.
Fitting snug and looking sharp in this cars Plum Crazy Purple engine bay is
a Dyno tuned 528 cubic
inch Indy Cylinder Heads Street Legend Hemi that produces a 10.25 to 1
compression ratio and 650 horsepower straight out of
the box. The fully worked 528 Street Legend package comes with an 850cfm
Mighty Demon carburetor, an MSD Pro-Billet distributor, MSD Super Conductor
wires, Indy 426 cast iron heads, an Indy 426 intake, an MP 4340 crank,
Eagle H-beam rods, Wiseco pistons, a Comp hydraulic cam, Comp hydraulic
lifters and a Milodon oil pan. But wait, there's more; at the top of the
purple engine, a K&N air filter sits above braided fuel lines for the Demon
carburetor and pre-requisite Indy valve covers. At the sides of the engine,
custom fabricated and ceramic coated long tube headers hide under a
polished SSBC master cylinder and hoses for the cars Vintage Air climate
control system. And at the front of the engine a March serpentine system
spins billet pulleys and a chrome alternator below fresh hoses and a new
belt. Turn the switch and an Optima gel cell battery sparks an MSD Blaster
2 coil and MSD 6AL ignition to spring the engine to life; and a Be Cool
aluminum radiator utilizes two Spal electric fans to keep everything cool
and in check.
Behind the engine a modern Tremec TKO500 5-speed transmission sends power
to a narrowed Moser 8.74 rear end that's been detailed in fresh coat of
gloss black paint. At the sides of that transmission, a large diameter true
dual Exhaust system sends spent gases
through an H-pipe to Flowmaster dual chamber mufflers which give the big
Hemi a super aggressive bark to match its lethal bite. At the front of the
car, an upgraded torsion bar suspension includes adjustable upper control
arms and adjustable strut rods, and at the corners of the car, fresh QA1
shocks sit behind an SSBC four wheel disc brake system which includes
slotted rotors and bright red calipers. Slow speed turns are a cinch thanks
to power rack and pinion steering, handling is greatly enhanced by
aftermarket sub frame connectors, and an aluminum fuel tank with an
internal pump feeds the big engine an uninterrupted stream of fuel. All
this great hardware rides on a set of 17 inch polished aluminum Centerline
wheels which wear sticky 235/45 front and 255/50 rear BF Goodrich radials.
Inside the car, you'll find a great looking black interior that, like the
drivetrain and exterior, takes the best elements of a traditional muscle
car and fuses them with awesome new technology. The driver and passenger
sit on custom leather bucket seats that look good and feel great; and a
chrome TKO pistol grip shifter sits on a traditional Challenger console
that's complete with a custom purple inlay. In front of the driver, a
straight and simple black dash features an assortment of silver faced
Autometer Pro Comp Ultra Lite gauges which, along with a traditional
3-spoke Challenger steering wheel, have been fully detailed in Plum Crazy
Purple. Below those gauges, a modern Alpine CD player sends tunes to custom
kick panels and a custom package tray which hold an assortment of excellent
sounding Audison speakers. Below those Audison speakers, the car's trunk is
filled with a completely custom sound system which includes two Rockford
Fosgate amps and two giant Rockford Fosgate subwoofers.
Big block power, a modern 5-speed transmission and a tailored interior that
is purpose-built for driving? Life just doesn't get any better than that.
Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information on
this awesome car!
1970 Cuda Top speed
1970 Cuda Top Speed,440-500, eddy ported heads ,11.89:1,lunati.640 roller
cam, m1 intake , 950 hp ,ceramic headers,msd ,A833
1970 Dodge Challenger Convertible 340 V8 Muscle Car
340c.i. 4BBL 275 H.P. V8 (E55), Automatic (A-727) #s Match Transmission
(D32), 8 3/4 Rear w/ 3.23 Sure Grip, P. Steering, P. Disc Brakes (B51),
Rare Power Windows (P31), Air Conditioning (H51), Dual Sport Mirrors,
Bucket Seats (C62) w/ Six Way Adjustable Drivers Seat, Rallye Dash (A62) w/
Tach Rim Blow Steering Wheel, Light Package (A01), AM/FM Radio, P. Black
Convertible Top w/ Boot (P37), Front & Rear Sway Bars, R/T Badged, Hood
Pins (J45), 340 Performance Package (A66), Blackout Treatment & Scooped
Hood, Correct Dark Burnt Orange Metallic Exterior (Paint Code-FK5), Dual Exhaust System (N41) w/ Chrome Tips
(N42), Rallye Wheels w/ Radial Tires. Gorgeous Fit, Finish, Chrome & Glass,
Complete Head-to-Toe Recent Restoration! Runs & Drives Like New! One of the
Most Beautifully/Completely Restored Challenger Convertibles Around! Thanks
for watching and commenting, we appreciate it!
Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St. Charles, MO
Background track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod. Available
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Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
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Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
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Challenger New vs. Old: Vanishing Point Revisited
"Our sole Challenger has just broken the ring of evil the deep blue meanies
have so righteously wrought — get through 'em baby, get through 'em." —
Super Soul, Vanishing Point 1971
It happens deep in the Nevada desert, just past Austin. On a long, straight
section of road with nothing to lose, our friends in the white 1970 Dodge
Challenger R/T finally put the hammer down. At once, the rawness and purity
of Kowalski's ride pulverizes the well-insulated interior of our 2008 Dodge
Challenger SRT8, shredding the peace inside the modern car's cockpit with
the same brute force Kowalski used to pierce a hole in the cool desert air
38 years ago. Even with my right foot buried, I see nothing but taillights
until they disappear into the desert.
In these few brief seconds, the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is clearly
defined by its soft edges and quiet Exhaust. Manufacturers don't let us feel cars
raw and unfiltered anymore. Hammering down a desert road with a thin-rimmed
steering wheel and pistol-grip shifter — that's raw. Four hundred and
forty cubic inches and a four-speed — that's raw. Powerslides unhampered
by electronic intervention — that's raw.
In 1970, when Kowalski drove this very road — U.S. Highway 50 through
Nevada — he felt it. And it was raw.
RK Motors Charlotte Showroom
RK Motors Charlotte is the nation's premier restorer, re-seller and
provider of classic, muscle and high-performance cars. The company was
created in 2010 when Robert Kauffman, founder of RK Collection and co-owner
of Michael Waltrip Racing, and Joseph M. Carroll, founder of Best of Show
Automotive, leveraged their success and experience to create RK Motors
Charlotte. Based in Charlotte, N.C., the company has a showroom at 5527
Lakeview Road and a custom build and service facility located at 5523
Lakeview Road. RK Motors Restoration is located in Mentor, Ohio.
Additional information on selling, consigning or restoring a collector car
is available at www.RKMotorsCharlotte.com.
132667 / 1970 Plymouth Cuda AAR
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As one of only 1,614 automatic 'Cuda AARs ever produced, this freshly
restored small block Mopar is the ideal car for any enthusiast who wants to
win trophies at the show AND look good hauling them home.
Chrysler code FC7 In Violet Metallic is by far the most appealing hue to
come out of Chryslers hip 1970s 'brighter is better' muscle car mindset;
and when executed correctly it is one of the most timeless and dynamic
colors to ever adorn classic Detroit metal. Expertly applied over a fully
restored 'Cuda body which includes brand new floorpans and high quality
reproduction quarters, this cars straight and flat In Violet paint
absolutely glows under its trademark black organisol horizontal panels. The
result is a durable, modern finish which creates a high energy visual
masterpiece that oozes the bare knuckle confidence and old school appeal
which made this Mopar the stuff of legends.
Pull the pins on the flat black fiberglass hood and you'll find a date
correct 340 cubic inch Mopar Trans Am block. Although SCCA Trans Am race
cars were limited to 302 cubic inches, Plymouth decided that the 340 was a
better fit for its street car, and the extra cubic inches generally made
the AARs faster than their Mustang and Camaro competition. Specifically
designed for high performance applications, the beefed up 340 utilizes
three 2 barrel carburetors, a dual plane aluminum intake, a dual points
ignition system, unique high flow cylinder heads, a bigger cylinder bore
with domed pistons, a more aggressive camshaft and a forged steel
crankshaft to create a hefty 10.5 to 1 compression ratio. Due to SCCA
regulations and increasing insurance costs, the motor's output was
understated to 290 horsepower on paper, but in
reality it creates somewhere north of 315 fire breathing horses and easily
disposes of most stop light challengers even today. Whatever the number,
the engine bay of this particular AAR is in brilliant show-ready condition,
with immaculate detailing and exact finishes throughout. The cars awesome
purple paint provides an electrifying contrast against the 340s fresh coat
of Hemi Orange and the massive correctly decaled Six Pack air cleaner looks
great peeking through the cars functional black hood.
The high-winding small block churns power through a tough A727 TorqueFlite
3-speed automatic that was professionally rebuilt and equipped with a new
torque converter just last year. Included with the Trans-Am package is
power steering and a few minor suspension modifications to help the car
hook up quicker and perform better. An 8.75 inch Sure Grip rear axle with
3.55 gears is held up by specially tuned shocks and re-cambered rear
springs which also lift the rear of the car roughly two inches to
accommodate the unique side-exit Exhaust system. Braking is handled by a factory
equipped power front discs and heavy duty 11 inch rear drums, and the car
proudly stands on a new set of 15 inch Rallye wheels featuring what is
generally regarded as the first application of staggered tire sizes with
new 225/60 front and 255/60 rear BF Goodrich T/A radials.
Inside, the cars well-executed, fully restored black vinyl interior is
simple, functional and showroom fresh. The driver and passenger high-back
bucket and rear bench seats are showroom fresh and show no signs of any
wear at all. Below the seats, new black carpet is protected by heavy duty
rubber 'Cuda mats, and above the seats a taut and wrinkle-free headliner
stretches from door to door and window to window. On the doors, new molded
panels proudly hold the 'Cuda name amid subtle stainless trim, and both the
pistol-grip shifter and optional wood grain steering wheel perfectly match
the cars full console and slick Rallye gauge pod. In front of the driver,
rebuilt gauges have all been fully re-faced to better than new status, and
an original Chrysler AM radio still lives in the center of the dash.
With their unique execution and super rare status, Chrysler E-bodies are
extremely hot sellers. The 'Cuda AAR might be the most collectable small
block Mopar of all time. Great performance, unmatched exclusivity and
classic good looks are exactly the combination that creates lasting value.
70 Dodge Challenger on Autobahn (DE), 3
Camera point like in Autobahn 2, sound and speedo cam like in Autobahn 1
Car spex; see my '70 Dodge Challenger' playlist description:
1970 dodge Challenger rusting away, left in weeds
saw this oneday driving someone home that lived way up in the back cuts of
New Homestead, and was shocked to see this classic up in the weeds. and
well this area is small and far from the city, cool place to live, still
has dirt roads, but after seeing the car, I started asking questions like
anyone like me would. found out car has been there for 30 years! and that
family won't sell, it was a loved ones car that lost their life to young,
and well family just couldn't let the car go to anyone, but sad story
behind it, I don't know all about it, #1 is don't go near it or touch, and
don't ask about it, they want to be left alone