To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' Open Roads, Fall event, 11 - 20 November 2020. Estimate: $75,000 - $95,000
One of just 955 Challenger R/T Convertibles produced for 1970
Galen Govier-certified as one of 19 built with these features
Striking High Impact Sub Lime with white convertible top and interior
Equipped with the 335 hp, 383 cu. in. V-8; upgraded to 4-speed manual transmission
Documented on the 1970 Hamtramck Registry; accompanied by Galen Govier documentation
The Chrysler E-body (Dodge Challenger and Plymouth Barracuda) may have been the last to enter Detroit’s pony car game, but critics argue that the best were saved for last. The White Hat Boys at Dodge positioned their car as part of the Scat Pack; on offer was a full array of options . . . and nearly any engine Chrysler built, including the fearsome Hemi. The R/T (Road and Track) model added an electric clock, Rallye gauge cluster, Rallye suspension with front and rear sway bars, heavy-duty front and rear drum brakes, F-70-14 fiberglass belted tires with raised white letters, and special striping.
A rare bird indeed, this is one of just 955 Challenger R/T convertibles produced for 1970. It is further documented by Mopar expert Galen Govier as 1 of 19 R/T convertibles built with the 335 horsepower, four-barrel-carbureted 383 cubic-inch Magnum V-8, 3-speed manual transmission (later upgraded to a 4-speed manual with pistol grip shifter), and FJ5 Sublime High Impact paint (including longitudinal sport stripe delete). Additionally, it is included in the 1970 Hamtramck Registry as it was built at Dodge Main.
Matching the factory trim tag, this Challenger was specified with a white convertible top, white bucket seat interior with black carpet, AM radio, tachometer, and chrome-tipped dual exhaust. White letter tires are fitted on Magnum 500 wheels adding to the period-correct appearance, and the jack and spare tire are included. Both the undercarriage and underhood areas present nicely and according the consigner, the overall restoration was done to a high standard. Finished in one of Mopar’s High Impact colors, this is one muscle car that is sure to get attention. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/0620.