AUCTION: Sublime 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 383 Convertible:

Goes To Auction This Tomorrow, In Monterey...

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.

1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Convertible in Sublime. (Mecum).

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.

1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Convertible in Sublime. (Mecum).

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.

1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Convertible in Sublime. (Mecum).

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.

1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Convertible in Sublime. (Mecum).

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.

1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Convertible in Sublime. (Mecum).

To see more pictures or to find out how to bid on this beautiful piece of Mopar machinery, you can go to Mecum.com.

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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