I don’t have the owner’s name, but above is his 1970 Dodge Challenger, 383 Magnum, V8. 4-barrel, 4-Speed pistol grip car. The owner’s email address is [email protected].
Tracy and Becky Taylor write about their 1970 Dodge Challenger Convertible:
“My car started out as a B5 blue, white top 318-2V manual car (VIN JH27G0B273657) sold new in New York state. It has been owned by several people and has resided in several states, (NY, PA, IL, FL, AL, and GA). I bought the car in 1990 from an ad in Hemmings from a person in Atlanta, GA. The car came without fender tag or broadcast sheet so I have had to rely on past owners to determine its past
condition. I was extremely lucky since the car had been titled in Florida. A short letter to the Florida DMV netted an enormous amount of past title documentation history. I am still trying to determine the dealership where the car was purchased new in New York state.”
“Somewhere along the line, the engine had been switched to a 440-4V (non HP 8/69 casting) mated to a A-833 4-speed with Hurst pistol grip. Today the car is built to resemble a correct 1970 Challenger R/T convertible. Several components have been correctly updated, i.e., new top, upholstery, paint, etc. while others have been removed in favor of modern technology (AM Music Master radio for AM/FM cassette).”
“The car is not my daily driver but I have put ~33,000 miles on it since 1990 (~4,100 miles per year). It is a very dependable and strong running car and that I would not hesitate to drive anywhere.”
“I almost always get questions and compliments on it whenever we take it out for a spin. The car now resides in Somerset, New Jersey awaiting its first real winter in several years.”
Check out Tracy’s website at http://home.att.net/~tgtaylor/new.htm
Above is Goran Hesselstal’s 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T. Goran is from Kiruna in Sweden, but the car is originally from Long Island, New York. He’s owned the car since 1989 and is preparing to do some serious work on the car.
Goran writes the following:
The car has 383 4bbl / 727 auto / 3.23 rear Sure Grip.
It has it’s original 383 and 727 auto…the rear was changed before I bought it.
The car’s VIN is : JS23N1B274517
This car was bought in Long Island NY, by the former owner of the car who imported the car to Sweden about 9-10 years ago. That’s what he said to me…..
Have you seen this car or now of anyone who has?
E-mail me if you or anyone else now anything about my Dodge.
Above is Steve Trivette’s 1971 Plymouth ‘cuda 440 convertible clone. The car was originally powered by a 318 cubic inch V8. Details of Steve’s car are as follows:
440 BLOCK BORED .030 OVER
11.5 TO 1 TRW FORGED PISTONS
906 HEADS PORTED & POLISHED, 2.18 INTAKE 1.81 EXHAUST,
HARDENED VALVE SEATS,EXHAUST PORTS ENLARGED,
TRIPLE SPRINGS, TITANIUM RETAINERS
CRANE STAINLESS STEEL VALVES, CRANE ROCKER ARMS,
CRANE CAM .557 LIFT 320 DUR.
MOROSO 8 QT. OIL PAN
EDELBROCK TORKER II SINGLE PLANE ALUMINUM INTAKE
HOLLEY 750 CARB
HI PERFORMANCE STARTER
FLOWMASTER MUFFLERS WITH 2 1/2″ EXHAUST
PERFORMANCE HOOD WITH HOOD PINS
727 TRANSMISSION, B & M SHIFT KIT WITH 3000 STALL
CURIOUS YELLOW PAINT
LARGE “BILLBOARD” DECALS
POWER CONVERTIBLE TOP LIFT
14″ ROAD WHEELS “MAGNUM” WITH
BF GOODRICH RADIAL T /A TIRES
RALLYE DASH WITH 150 MPH SPEEDOMETER
ONLY 292 ’71 ‘CUDA CONVERTIBLES WERE BUILT *
LAST YEAR FOR THE ‘CUDA CONVERTIBLES
LAST YEAR FOR THE HEMI & BIG BLOCK ENGINES FOR ‘CUDAS
LAST YEAR FOR HIGH COMPRESSION ENGINES
ONLY YEAR FOR THE QUAD HEADLIGHTS
ONLY YEAR FOR THE “CHEESE GRATER” GRILL
* PRODUCTION TOTALS WERE COMPILED FROM THE CHRYSLER HISTORICAL COLLECTION
Featured above is Dan Botzenmayer’s 1972 Pro-Street Plymouth ‘cuda. Dan writes…
“The spec’s are as follows:
340 Block .030 over, BDS Supercharger 1:1 ratio, 2- 850 cfm Holleys, 8.5:1 TRW forged pistons, Forged Crank, Ported/polished heads, Harland Sharp Roller Rockers, Mopar Performance Cam,
1 7/8″ Hedman Headers w/ 3″ exhaust, Adjustable NOS dual plate nitrous system,
4-speed manual with pistol grip, Narrowed Dana 60 w/ Strange axles, Center line rims,
33″x21.5″ Mickey Thompsons w/ matching fronts, 12 gallon fuel cell, 4-link suspension w/ coil overs,
12 point roll cage, Autometer Gauges in dash, etc……….”