Rare Triple Black 1970 Dodge Challenger HEMI R/T SE Goes To Auction

1 of 3 Automatic Triple Black HEMI Challenger R/T SEs and Mopar Nationals OE Gold Award...

If you’re in the market for automotive exclusivity, look no further than the Mecum Indy 2024 auction tomorrow, Saturday, May 18th. One of the rarest gems in the automotive world is set to cross the block: a factory triple black 1970 Dodge HEMI Challenger R/T SE. But what sets this beauty apart from the rest? Let’s take a closer look.

First off, rarity is the name of the game here. This isn’t just any HEMI Challenger R/T SE; it’s one of only 37 produced with the TorqueFlite automatic transmission. And if that wasn’t enough, it’s one of a mere three to roll off the production line in a triple black configuration. Remember Godfrey Qualls’ “Black Ghost” HEMI Challenger R/T SE?

Triple Black 1970 Dodge HEMI® Challenger R/T SE. (Mecum).

But rarity isn’t the only thing this Challenger has going for it. It comes with all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a top-of-the-line muscle car of its era. The original matching-numbers 426 HEMI V8 engine is powering this beast, boasting a hefty 425 horsepower. Paired with the A32 Super Performance Axle Package and a TorqueFlite automatic transmission, this Challenger delivers a performance that will leave you breathless.

Step inside, and you’ll be greeted by a deluxe interior complete with power windows, leather upholstery, and an AM/FM radio. The exterior is equally impressive, with its sleek black paint, vinyl top, and iconic HEMI hood emblems.

Triple Black 1970 Dodge HEMI® Challenger R/T SE. (Mecum).

But what truly sets this Challenger apart is its provenance. Documented with its original broadcast sheet and window sticker, this car has a pedigree that’s hard to match. It’s been meticulously restored to exacting specs by renowned expert Jim Spetzman, earning it Mopar Nationals OE Gold honors in 2001.

And if that wasn’t enough, it comes with a recent mechanical inspection and tune-up from Sports and Collector Car Center in Tempe, Arizona, ensuring it’s ready to hit the road confidently.

Triple Black 1970 Dodge HEMI® Challenger R/T SE. (Mecum).

With an estimated auction price of $325,000 – $375,000, this ultra-rare triple black 1970 Dodge HEMI Challenger R/T SE is not just a car; it’s a piece of automotive history. If you got the money, don’t miss your chance to own a piece of the past at Mecum Indy 2024.

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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