There are a lot of unique items you can find when browsing Craigslist. For those who are looking for unique items or good deals on a used car, Craigslist tends to be a great source for most. However, if you live in the Tuscon, Arizona area, there is one particular Dodge muscle car that is getting a lot of attention on the internet.
This 1972 Dodge Challenger bodied 4×4 off-roader is the ultimate redneck dream muscle car. The E-body Mopar sits on a military-issued Chevrolet Blazer M1009 frame and chassis and features a 5.7-liter V8 under the hood which has been modified with long-tube headers, four-barrel Quick Fuel carburetor, highrise intake manifold, 4 core radiator, and many other new parts. A 4L80E automatic transmission which is electronic controlled by a US Shift Quick 1 transmission controller and an NP205 transfer case help put power to the ground.
The Challenger also has Skyjacker Black MAX shocks, Dana 44 with locking hubs upfront, with Dana 60 straight axles with 3.52 gears allowing the M1009 chassis that it sits on to be able to tackle most off-road obstacles. A set of 37-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrains KM2s gives the car a lot of traction both on and off-road.
Inside, the Challenger has been completely restored with new headliner, seats, carpet, and uses a custom-built dash with updated gauges. Of course, they have ditched the 8-track player for an aftermarket Sony stereo which features Bluetooth capability. An upgraded sound system allows you to jam out to some Lynyrd Skynyrd while off-roading. There is also a CB radio equipped inside for communicating on the trails and backup camera system with additional rear-mounted LED lights for helping you to see where you are going when reversing.
According to the owner, the car was built in Las Vegas and is no stranger to dirt. Apparently over $40,000 has been invested into building the car and all of it has been documented with receipts. The car only has about 10,700 miles since the rebuild and could be yours for the asking price of $29,000.
The car is definitely a talkable piece, whether it be on the trail or at a car show. So, this Challenger might be the ultimate vehicle for someone who is looking for a vehicle to tackle Moab and yet wants to go to the local cars and coffee event on the weekends. We hope this beast finds a good future home.