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.
70 Dodge Challenger on Autobahn (DE), 2
This comes closest to how I experience it.
Cam near my right eye, mic near my left ear.
Car spex; see my '70 Dodge Challenger' playlist description:
SLANT 6 Mopar or No Car!
Mopars and very attractive women.....Mopars Kicking ASS! What more can you
If you like what you hear, come and visit me at CDBaby! In case anyone is
curious, yes, I've owned tons of Mopar products! There is a SRT4 in my
driveway right now. I've had Coronet R/T's, Challenger RT, Demon's, 300's,
SRT8's, I love em all! And I have no problem with other cool Musclecars.
I even own a Buick with a V6 that is fairly quick......
However....I loves me Mother Mopar!
2010 Challenger vs. 1970 Challenger
Inside Line put the 2010 Dodge Challenger in a head to head comparison with
a 1970 Hotchkis Challenger.
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The new Challenger vs. the World [S3 Ep.8-1]
Some of the biggest news to come down the automotive pipeline in a long
time is the fact that Dodge is making the Challenger again. But how does it
stack up against the legendary Challengers of old? Well, Stacey decided to
find out! First, by "grabbing" a Challenger in a most unorthodox way... and
then comparing it head-to-head with a 70'440 six-pack car. But that's not
all... Then Stacey decided to take the new car beyond the legend by
sticking on a Supercharger and really
blowing the doors off of the competition! If you are a Mopar nut, or have
just wondered what all the fuss was about concerning the new Challenger...
this is one show you've got to see!
Jay Leno's 1970 Challenger, Grande Prairie, AB - www.gpautogroup.com
Jay Leno's 1970 Challenger
Part of the success of the initial offering of the Challenger (it outsold
all pony cars that year except leaders Mustang and Camaro) was the multitude of
engine options available for the car. 1970 and 1971 would prove to be the
only two years of real performance for the car, as tougher emission
standards would require Dodge to take away many performance options by
1972. But in 1971, Challenger buyers could choose from nine different
engine options. In fact the only engine Dodge offered that was not
available for the Challenger that year was the smallest available, a 198
CID slant six-cylinder.
Instead, the standard engine for base model Challengers was a 225 CID slant
six that produced 145 horsepower. This could be
upgraded to a 318 CID V8 rated at 230 horsepower for $102 or a 275
horsepower 340 V8.
Performance driven R/T (Road/Track) models came standard with a 4-barrel
383 CID V8 that produced 335 horsepower (a 2-barrel
version of this engine also was available as an option for the base
models). All Challenger models also could upgrade to two versions of a 440
CID V8, one the "Magnum" producing 375 horsepower and one the
"Six-Pack" producing 390 horsepower. Topping them all
was the 426 Street Hemi, which was rated at 425 horsepower.
By 1970, it was clear that while pony car fans desired power, many did not
want to sacrifice luxury to fulfill their performance needs. The Firebird
introduced its Espirit luxury model in 1970, and the Mustang Grande had first appeared in
1969. Dodge offered Special Edition trim for those that wanted to make
their Challenger a little more luxurious. Appropriately branded the SE trim
package, Dodge marketed the luxury models as "the little limousine." The
package could be added to both the base and R/T models, and included a
vinyl roof, "honest-to-goodness real leather facings on the seats," and an
overhead console with door, fuel and seatbelt warning lights.
If you feel like going down memory lane and want to reminisce about the
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Go for a Spin in a 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A with 340 Sixpack Engine and 320hp
http://www.rpmcollection.com Steve Cage shows you his awesome 1970 Dodge
Challenger T/A 340 "Six Pack" muscle car in "Top Banana" yellow.
The slapstick transmission function is used only for upshifts. You manually
put it into first gear. As you accelerate - and the rpms are where you want
it - you just slap the shift lever to the right.
In order to race in the Sports Car Club of America's Trans American Sedan
Championship, Dodge built the Dodge Challenger T/A (Trans Am).
The 340 engine added a trio of two-barrel carburetors on top of an
Edelbrock intake manifold, creating the "340 Six Pack". horsepower was about 320 hp.
The engine breathed air through a suitcase sized air scoop molded into the
fiberglass hood. Dual Exhausts ran to
the stock muffler location under the trunk, then reversed direction to exit
in chrome outlets in front of the rear wheels.
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 vs. Shelby GT350
Video of our muscle car showdown between the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
and the 2012 Shelby GT350. Only 1492 Challengers like this one will be
built, and Shelby has a cap of 2200, with only 500. Read the Dodge
Challenger SRT8 392 vs. Shelby GT350 photos and comparison test here:
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
1970 Challenger RT FOR SALE
For Sale by Show Your Auto LLC call Patrick Krook at 847-838-3749 -or-
visit http://www.showyourauto.com/am/listings/l0253.html 1970 Challenger
R/T 440 4spd, This one of one, still sporting all original drive train.
She is highly optioned and fully documented, including TWO broadcast
sheets, original window sticker, original dealer order sheet, and the
original purchase contract.