Earlier this week, we learned that Dodge was partnering up with Florida-based Drop Top Customs to offer a Challenger convertible right from the dealer showroom. It marks the first time since 1971, that you are able to go into a Dodge showroom and order a Dodge Challenger convertible.
For those who are fans of the original OG Dodge Challenger E-Body, convertible offerings were limited to just two model years (1970 & 1971). Those cars remain some of the most sought-after muscle cars of the era.
This gorgeous Sublime (FJ5) painted 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T is scheduled to cross the auction block at the Mecum Monterey event this weekend. Still featuring its matching numbers 335 horsepower (250 kW) 6.3-liter (383 cubic-inch) MAGNUM 4-BBL Big Block V8, it is 1 of 684 383 R/T convertibles produced that year. Equipped with the 3-speed manual transmission from the factory, it was 1 of only 19 produced in that powertrain combination. Today, it currently features a 4-speed manual, to help make those weekend cruises more smooth.
To help set off that beautiful Sublime color, the car features a white interior and power convertible top. It was ordered new with the Sport-Stripe Delete package, scalloped-design sport hood, wheel-well brightwork, chrome R/T emblems, and a flip-top gas cap. A set of Magnum wheels are also fitted with Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 rubber.
Inside, the car features white front bucket seats, a floor-mounted Hurst Pistol Grip shifter, a Music Master AM radio, and a Rallye instrument cluster with optional tach.
Mecum expects the car to fetch around $100,000 to $130,000 once it crosses the auction block.
To see more pictures or to find out how to bid on this beautiful piece of Mopar machinery, you can go to Mecum.com.