Challenger SRT8 vs 340 Six Pack Challenger T/A - Old vs New - 1/4 Mile - Road Test TV
http://www.RoadTestTV.com - 6.1 Liter Challenger SRT8 goes head to head
with a 1970 340 Six Pack Challenger T/A in six (6) 1/4 mile Drag Races.
During race 5 and 6, the drivers switch cars to see who is the better
Road Test TV - We Live Hi Performance!
LA River Drag Race - Top Gear USA - Series 2
Which is the best modern muscle car? Adam, Rutledge and Tanner drag race
down the LA river. Rutledge begins in the 1970 Dodge Challenger, Adam in
the 1970 Ford Mustang Boss
302 and Tanner in the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS. For the return leg
Rutledge chose the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8. Adam chose the 2012 Ford Mustang GT. Tanner chose the
2012 Chevrolet Camaro
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134572 / 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
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The beneficiary of a complete rotisserie restoration by noted Mopar
restorer Le Hodge of Hodge MOPAR Restoration, this 1970 Dodge Challenger
R/T absolutely stands out because of one of the most vibrant color
combinations that was available in 1970. The HI IMPACT Sublime paint
absolutely pops and is accented quite nicely by the white vinyl top, white
vinyl interior, and white stripes across the back of the car. The front of
the car gives a menacing look thanks in part to the performance hood tape
treatment and the vibrant paint. A chrome bumper stretches the length of
the nose just below the grille that features Challenger R/T badging. Coming
out from the grille are the two hood pins that add to the look of the car.
Just above the grille on the bottom of the hood, chrome Dodge badging looks
fantastic against a black accent stripe on the hood. The black stripe
travels up the hood past two nonfunctional ram air scoops. Also on the hood
are two 440 chrome emblems that are followed by the words 'SIX PACK'
written in red. On the fenders you'll find more Challenger R/T badging that
rests on an accent line that starts at the front fender and stretches to
the rear bumper. The vinyl top shows no signs of wear and is an excellent
feature. At the back of the car a white stripe stretches across the trunk
and very rear tip of the trunk and is just wide enough to house more
Challenger R/T emblems. Just below another body width rear bumper you'll
find quad chrome Exhaust tips.
Pull the hood pins and lift the performance hood and you'll reveal a period
correct Magnum 440 six pack V-8. The engine with the help of three 2-barrel
carburetors was good for 390hp from the factory. All said and done there
were only 1,640 Challenger R/T 2 door hardtops built with the 440 Six Pack.
Of those only 847 were equipped with this driveline configuration. The
block which accents the green engine bay in a vibrant orange paint, has a
creation date of June 6th 1969. Below the massive air filter with 440
Magnum Six Pack insignia rests the three two-barrel carburetors that feed
the engine their air-fuel mixture. The majority of buyers chose to go with
either the 440 single barrel option or the 440 six pack instead of the Hemi
because of the similar horsepower numbers and/or
how expensive the Hemi was to purchase.
Underneath the Challenger is just as impressive as the rest of the vehicle.
Bolted to the 440 is the original A833 4-speed manual transmission that
feeds power to a Dana 60 rear axle with a 4.10 sure grip differential.
During the restoration the builder decided to paint the underside rather
than having it undercoated. Even though this came with a 440 it was
equipped with the Hemi suspension which meant it came with a .94 diameter
front sway bar, firm ride shock absorbers, hemi torsion bars, heavy duty
rear springs, and disc brakes on the front with drum brakes on the rear.
The entire car rides on 14" styled Rallye wheels with period correct
Open the vibrant green door and you'll be greeted by a completely restored
white vinyl interior. Two front bucket seats are separated by a woodgrain
console with the pistol grip shifter for the 4-speed manual transmission.
One unique feature to this car is the LH 6-way adjustable bucket seat that
wasn't commonly seen. In front of the driver is the wood grain Rallye
instrument cluster that houses the 150MPH speedo, 8,000 RPM tachometer,
analog clock, and fuel, temp, oil pressure and voltage meter. Above the
seats is a bright white headliner that shows no signs of wear. Like new
black carpet lines the floor with matching Challenger R/T floor mats.
The sale of this Challenger includes the extensive Galen Govier report that
acknowledges the inclusion of the Challenger into the Chrysler Registry,
and a detailed record book that starts in 1972 that details every purchase
for the vehicle including gas.
The Challenger may have been late to the pony car market, by the time the
1970 Challenger was released the Camaro, Mustang, and Barracuda were already
well established and had supporters within the market place. However, the
Challenger even with its back up against the wall still sold over 76,000
models when it was made available to the public. This Sublime Challenger
R/T is a perfect example why. Don't miss your chance to unload this
Challenger in to your collection. Call, click or visit
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