Coys Auction - Fine Motor Cars
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX
Saturday 5th July 2008 at 14.30
The first Challenger was Dodge''s late entrant to the pony car market segment in the United States. The Challenger was launched in 1970 with exterior design by Carl Cameron, who also did the exterior for the 1966 Dodge Charger. For the 1970 Challenger grille, Cameron based it off an older sketch of his 1966 Charger prototype that was to have a turbine engine. Although the Challenger was well-received by the public (with 76,935 produced for the 1970 model year), with Challenger production ceasing in 1974.Four models were offered: Challenger Six, Challenger V8, T/A Challenger, and Challenger R/T. The performance model was the R/T (Road/Track), with a 383 inÚ Magnum V8, rated at 335 horsepower.
The example on offer here is a correct,matching-numbers hardtop version of one of these high-performance R/T models, manufacture