132890 / 1970 Dodge Charger R/T
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As you might imagine, it takes a very special car to amaze us here at RK
Motors Charlotte. And as the Hemi headquarters of the world, we've seen
some pretty amazing machinery come through our doors, and have broken some
price guide records while we were at it. But few cars can compare with this
spectacular 100% matching-numbers 1970 Charger R/T Hemi, which is one of
only 56 Hemi Chargers built that year, sports a 1-of-1 color combination, a
full fender tag full of options, and has received a rating of 1.1 from
Galen Govier, meaning it's the absolute best of the best. With full
documentation, a known ownership history from new, and a restoration that
was conducted to the very highest standards, this is THE Hemi to own if
you're serious about your Mopar muscle.
This Charger was originally ordered new by 15-year-old Wayne Gagosian, who
had spent the previous three years washing dishes to save up for the
purchase at Carl Burger Dodge in San Diego. However, unlike most new
drivers, this young man didn't abuse, race, modify, or ultimately wreck the
car. Instead, he carefully saved the original documentation, manuals, and
brochures, then drove it for about 6000 miles before trading it in. From
there this Charger went through a series of owners, including one gentleman
who owned it for more than two decades, but it was always treated as
something special. And as a cool ending to this story, Wayne and the
Charger were reunited at the 2005 SEMA show in Las Vegas, an event that
created the ultimate photo opportunity and appeared in dozens of collector
car magazines. If you want a no-stories Charger with an awesome story, this
is the one!
Now about the car itself. As you know, it's rust-free and matching-numbers,
but that doesn't quite tell the whole story. Of course, the car is A LOT
nicer than it was originally, with near-perfect panel alignment, deep,
glossy Top Banana paint rendered in two-stage urethane that shines like the
surface of the sun, and attention to detail that no factory in the world
could ever afford. The graphics were expertly reproduced, including the
ultra-rare hood graphics with HEMI callout, as installed by the factory.
Details like the flip-up gas cap, R/T emblems on the faux vents on the
front doors, and optional racing mirrors are all in impressive condition
considering that most of it is original equipment.
Giving a 16-year-old kid the keys to a Hemi sounds like a recipe for
disaster, but since young Wayne earned the car himself and didn't have it
handed to him, well, there was a level of respect for the machinery that
seems to have been infused into the very sheetmetal. In fact, it appears
that NOBODY ever abused this car, and while the engine was carefully
disassembled, checked, adjusted, and rebuilt with vast care, most of the
vitals are original. Then the elephant was dressed for show, with Hemi
Orange paint, crinkle finish valve covers, and all the little things that
Mopar guys expect in top-flight show cars. With all the original factory
markings still intact, reproducing them accurately was easy, and every
detail you see under the hood is as it was in 1970 when Wayne's mother
drove the car home for him
Underneath, it's as you would expect, fully restored but highly authentic.
The original 4-speed manual transmission is there, of course, feeding the
factory-issued Dana 60 full of 3.54 gears, which makes this Hemi an
effortless cruiser. New lines and hoses, rebuilt brakes and suspension, and
a fresh dual Exhaust system with
proper resonators and rectangular chrome tips have been installed.
Beautiful Rallye wheels have been reinstalled and fitted with reproduction
Goodyear Polyglas GT tires.
Black buckets were the best choice with the Top Banana paint job, but
you'll also notice cool things like the 6-way power driver's seat, padded
center armrest, power windows, and a stereo 8-track player in the dash.
It's hard to draw the line between original and restored components, since
the car was so immaculately preserved all its life, and it sure looks like
the back seat is factory-issue. The trunk carries a painted steel wheel and
matching Goodyear tire, as well as a complete jack assembly, and Galen
Govier has already verified that all the vital VIN stampings are present
and 100% authentic.
Highly decorated, beautifully restored, with an incredible story to tell,
this may be the ultimate HEMI Charger. Investment-grade HEMIs don't get
more blue-chip than this, and the price you see on the sticker today will
surely be considered a bargain in the future. Few other cars can compare
with this one's pedigree, HEMI or otherwise. Don't miss this opportunity
and call, click, or visit http://www.RKMotorsCharlotte.com for all the
details on the world's most amazing HEMI Charger.