1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 Six Pack The Dodge Challenger was produced from 1969 to 1974 and was built using the Chrysler E platform, sharing many components with the Plymouth Barracuda. Chrysler intended the new 1970 Dodge as "the most potent ponycar ever," and positioned it "to compete against the Mercury Cougar and Pontiac Firebird”.

1970 Challenger R/T

The Challenger was available as a 2 door hardtop coupe or a convertible, with R/T and SE models and a range of engines including 340 and 383 ci, as well as the 440-6 and 426 Hemi. The performance model was the R/T (Road/Track) with a base 383 ci engine (optional engines were the 440 Magnum, 440 ci 6 Pack and the 426 ci Hemi). In 1970 (only) the R/T models could be ordered with the more luxurious SE (Special Edition) specification, which included leather seats, a vinyl roof and an overhead interior console with warning lights amongst other options.

This particular Challenger R/T is one of 1640 built and is very well (but unusually)optioned, having been beautifully restored as per it’s factory build sheet. It has the 440-6 pack engine and a 4 speed manual transmission with pistol grip shifter and DANA 60 differential and a Shaker hood, (but the “cheapest” available wheels and covers), presumably the original owner was intending to fit “after market” wheels. What makes this car really unusual is the interior colour scheme - yes it really is almost completely red inside.

There's a short video shot while we were out for a drive here