1970 Dodge Challenger R/T

When classic muscle cars are elevated to a whole new level, they become automotive legends. The 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T is already an icon, but this particular model, boasting a fresh build and well over $200,000 in investments, has been transformed into a modern high-performance machine that sets new standards in the world of classic muscle cars. This show-quality masterpiece redefines classic car restoration with its unparalleled attention to detail and high-end modifications.

1970 Dodge Challenger

Exterior: A Work of Art

From the moment you lay eyes on this 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, you’re greeted with a visually striking exterior. Every square inch of this vehicle exhibits laser-straight lines, precise gaps, and a complete absence of damage or rust. The fit and finish are nothing short of amazing, showcasing the dedication and craftsmanship that went into its restoration.

1970 Dodge Challenger

The exterior enhancements include a new shaker hood and air cleaner assembly, as well as a new spoiler. The Hemi Orange paint job boasts a glass-like finish, and when the sun shines on it, the tiny metal flake comes alive, making the car truly stand out. New chrome racing mirrors and a pop-up gas cap add a touch of modernity while staying true to the classic aesthetic. In fact, every piece of trim has been meticulously replaced, from the bumpers to the stainless steel accents. To maintain a clean and sleek appearance, the emblems have been left off. The vehicle also features a new vinyl top, windshield, and weatherstrips. Upgraded LED halo headlights and LED sequential taillights enhance visibility and add to the car’s modern feel. Completing the look, it rides on a set of polished Boze wheels: 18×8 in the front and 18x10s in the back, wrapped in Nitto performance tires.

1970 Dodge Challenger

Interior: The Lap of Luxury

The interior of this 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T has been professionally restored to the highest standards. It was gutted and lined with sound deadener to ensure a comfortable and quiet ride. A new Auto Wire wiring harness was installed, and it now boasts a new dash pad, upholstery, and carpet. The interior upgrades include a custom instrument panel with a set of Cobalt gauges, a modern stereo system, embroidered mats, power windows, and a walnut rim steering wheel. A Hurst ratchet shifter was custom-fitted in the factory console, adding a touch of modern performance to the classic design.

1970 Dodge Challenger

1970 Dodge Challenger

1970 Dodge Challenger

Engine Compartment: Power and Precision

Under the hood, this Challenger houses a beast of an engine. The 528 Hemi was dyno-tuned to produce a staggering 640 horsepower and 633 lbs of torque. It features a new Indy Hemi with a balanced Eagle rotating assembly and Wiesco pistons. The aluminum heads were ported and gasket matched, and on top is an aluminum intake with a Sniper fuel injection system and a ram air shaker scoop. A new MSD ignition system ensures the engine runs smoothly, while a set of ceramic-coated twisted headers provides efficient exhaust flow. Notably, the valve covers alone cost $1,000! The front of the motor is adorned with billet brackets, pulleys, and a power steering pump, all connected with a serpentine belt and a chrome alternator. Cooling is top-notch, thanks to an aluminum Be Cool radiator, an aluminum water pump, and an overflow bottle, all complemented by dual electric fans. Hydroboost power steering and brakes make for an effortless driving experience. The engine bay itself is a work of art, with clean, clutter-free metal painted in gloss orange. The VIN on the cowl matches the car, and the fender tag is securely attached. It also features sharp billet airframe hinges.

1970 Dodge Challenger

1970 Dodge Challenger

Trunk Compartment: Ready to Rock

The trunk compartment of this Challenger is not just for storage; it’s an extension of the car’s impressive sound system. It’s meticulously boxed and upholstered, with carpeted floors and an R/T logo mat. Ready to deliver a powerful audio experience, two JBL subwoofers are securely in place. The battery has been relocated to the trunk, complete with a billet hold-down and a disconnect switch. Even under the lid and in the jamb, the attention to detail is evident, and it’s as slick as the car’s exterior.

1970 Dodge Challenger

Underside: Performance at Its Core

Beneath the car, you’ll discover a Control Freaks suspension system that redefines handling and performance. Up front, there’s an all-new subframe with tubular control arms, Viking double adjustable coil-over shocks, forged spindles, a sway bar, and rack & pinion steering. Hotchkis frame connectors tie the front to the back, ensuring a rigid and controlled ride. In the rear, a 4-link system with tubular adjustable control arms and Viking dual adjustable coil-over shocks maintains stability and control.

The exhaust system features ceramic-coated 3-inch pipes with an X-pipe, Dynomax mufflers, and correct chrome tips. The brakes have been customized with drilled and slotted discs at all four wheels, ensuring powerful and reliable stopping power. The car also boasts a custom fuel tank and stainless braided hoses.

1970 Dodge Challenger

Under the car, you’ll find an exceptionally clean underbody with factory undercoating. The engine bay is equipped with an extra-capacity oil pan and a high-torque starter. The powertrain consists of a built 727 TorqueFlite automatic transmission with a finned aluminum pan and a reverse manual valve body, a new driveshaft, and a rebuilt 8 3/4 rear end with 3.42 Sure Grip gears.

1970 Dodge Challenger

In conclusion, this 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T is more than a classic muscle car; it’s a modern high-performance marvel. With well over $200,000 invested and every detail painstakingly attended to, it stands as a testament to the passion and craftsmanship that goes into creating automotive legends. Whether you’re a collector, a classic car enthusiast, or someone who appreciates power, style, and precision, this Challenger deserves your attention. It’s a true masterpiece of automotive engineering and artistry, redefining what it means to restore a classic muscle car to its full glory.