As we said earlier this year, there seems to be a lot of great examples of classic Mopar sheet metal going across the auction block recently. One such vehicle that caught our attention is this beautiful 1970 Dodge Charger HEMI R/T. Scheduled to go up for sale at the Mecum Glendale event later this week, this 1 of 1 combination might be one of the rarest and unique second-generation Chargers ever built.
With the covered headlamps, flying buttress rear window, and coke-bottle shape, there is no doubt that the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T is one of the sexiest muscle cars to ever come out of Detroit. Add in a numbers-matching 7.0-liter (426 cubic-inch) HEMI V8 capable of 425 horsepower (317 kW) and 490 ft.-lb. (664 Nm) of torque, the car becomes one of the most sought-after muscle cars of all time. As 1 of only 124 Charger HEMI R/Ts produced for 1970, this example comes from the final year of this body style release and is the only known HEMI R/T ordered from the factory in B3 Light Blue Metallic.
Built at the St. Louis Assembly Plant in October 1969, the car has been restored to its original configuration thanks to a comprehensive rotisserie restoration. The HEMI features dual 4-barrel carburetors, a new-for-1970 hydraulic cam, and dual exhaust ending with resonators and chrome tips. The car also was fitted with the A36 Performance Axle Package. That means the car was fitted with a TorqueFlite automatic transmission, a 3.55 rear gear ratio, Sure-Grip limited-slip differential, and a performance cooling system. The car also features power steering and power brakes.
Looking at the vehicle’s exterior, the beautiful B3 Light Blue Metallic is highlighted with a while “bee stripe” and black vinyl top. It is also equipped with the R/T door scoops (only available on the 1970 models), front fender HEMI badges, and a set of 15-inch x 7-inch body-colored steel wheels with small diameter, chrome hubcaps. Those wheels are wrapped with period-correct Goodyear F60-15 Polygas GT tires as well.
Inside the HEMI R/T is a black interior with a set of deluxe bucket seats, a center console with floor shifter, a Music Master AM radio, performance dash layout with the Tic-Toc-Tach gauge pack, 150MPH speedo, and smaller round gauges, plus the three-spoke steering wheel with wood-grain trim.
The car also comes with two broadcast sheets and an original window sticker.
Mecum expects the car to draw between $175,000 to $225,000 when it crosses the auction block this Friday. To see more photos or to bid on the car, you can check the Mecum website for more details. The car features Lot #F154.
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