An iconic piece of automotive history has emerged on the auction block, captivating enthusiasts with its rare specifications and timeless allure. This 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, resplendent in its original Plum Crazy hue, stands as a testament to the golden era of American muscle cars.
Produced in limited numbers, this particular model boasts exclusivity with only 287 hardtops crafted during its model year. Of those, a mere 137 were graced with the thunderous power of a 426 cubic-inch HEMI V8 engine, mated to a four-speed manual transmission—a pairing that embodies the essence of raw, unbridled performance.
Impeccably maintained and cherished throughout its existence, this Challenger underwent a repaint in its factory Plum Crazy shade in the 1990s, preserving its authenticity and nostalgic charm. Adorned with black vinyl accents, including a roof and side stripes, the exterior exudes a captivating elegance that commands attention.
Enthusiasts will appreciate the attention to detail, evident in the inclusion of the A33 Track Pak, housing a 3.54:1 Dana 60 rear axle with Sure-Grip limited-slip differential, ensuring not just power but also optimal traction. Complementing the striking exterior, the 15-inch Rallye wheels clad in F60-15 Goodyear Polyglas GT tires add both style and authenticity to this automotive gem.
Stepping into the cabin reveals a black vinyl interior featuring front bucket seats, a woodgrain center console, and a Hurst pistol-grip shifter—an interior that reflects the era’s blend of comfort and performance. The woodgrain steering wheel frames the Rallye instrumentation, including a 150-mph speedometer, an 8k-rpm tachometer, and other essentials, presenting a cockpit designed for true driving enthusiasts.
Under the hood lies the heart of this beast—an E74-code 426 cubic-inch HEMI V8 engine, equipped with dual Carter four-barrel carburetors, unleashing a factory-rated 425 horsepower and 490 lb.-ft. of torque. The combination of power and precision is further accentuated by the A833 four-speed manual transmission, culminating in an unparalleled driving experience.
Accompanied by documentation, including an owner’s manual, broadcast sheet, and a Wise Elite Vehicle Validation report, this Challenger’s provenance adds to its allure, appealing to collectors and aficionados seeking a piece of automotive history.
Currently available for auction on BringATrailer.com, this Plum Crazy 1970 Dodge HEMI Challenger R/T stands as a rare and coveted offering, poised to grace a new owner’s collection. With bidding concluding on Monday, January 8th at 1:00 p.m. EST, this opportunity to own a piece of automotive legend is not to be missed.
1970 Dodge HEMI® Challenger R/T in Plum Crazy Image Gallery: