On the subject of basic muscle automobiles, it is arduous to beat the second-generation Dodge Charger. A superb instance of this iconic Mopar machine is scheduled to cross the block at a Mecum public sale in Glendale, Arizona, operating March 16-19.
This automotive is a 1970 Dodge Cost R/T with the 426-cubic-inch Hemi V-8. fed by twin 4-barrel carburetors, and its engine sends 425 hp to the rear wheels via a TorqueFlite 3-speed automated transmission. The Charger rolls on 15-inch metal wheels with Goodyear F60-15 Polyglas GT tires.
Mecum claims that is considered one of solely 124 Hemi Charger R/Ts produced for the 1970 mannequin 12 months, and the one recognized instance completed in B3 Blue Metallic. It is also an early-production instance, having exited Chrysler’s St. Louis meeting plant in October 1969.
1970 Dodge Charger R/T (picture through Mecum Auctions)
This automotive was handled to a rotisserie restoration, however retains its numbers-matching engine, in line with the itemizing. The unique window sticker can also be included within the sale.
Following the less-popular fastback physique type that debuted for 1966, the second-generation Charger debuted for the 1968 mannequin 12 months with styling that epitomized the muscle automotive period. Whereas brief lived, (1970 was the final mannequin 12 months), this technology of Charger additionally turned a popular culture icon due to appearances in “The Dukes of Hazzard,” “Bullitt,” and the “Quick and Livid” franchise. Its look additionally influenced the fashionable four-door Charger.
Mecum expects this Charger to promote for between $175,000 and $225,000 in Arizona. For comparability, a 1970 Plymouth ‘AAR Cuda—a considerably much less uncommon Mopar muscle automotive from the identical mannequin 12 months—bought for $90,200 at Mecum’s Kissimmee, Florida, public sale earlier this 12 months.