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1971 Dodge Challenger

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This Plum Crazy 1971 Challenger RT is a real JS Code R/T per the Vin# and fender tag breakdown. It packs an awful lot of muscle into its compact and beautifully restored body. For acceleration, it packs a NOM 440, a slick-shifting Torqueflite, and a set of 3.55 gears under that gorgeous paint job. This car was originally a JS Code RT with the H-Code 340 CI but it has now been upgraded to 440 CI specs. Remember, starting in 1971 you could get the R/T package with the 340 engine and not just with the big blocks. There's just nothing like Plum Crazy on a muscular Mopar. No other manufacturer tried to put purple on their cars, and in retrospect, they probably couldn't have pulled it off, either. Aggressive and not in the least bit cartoonish, this Challenger looks ready to eat a Prius for lunch. The body is nicely finished, with good gaps and alignment, nice paintwork, and R/T decals that really show off the long hood/short deck styling. The J54 Sport Hood is one of the coolest pieces conceived during the muscle car era, and I don't know how well it works, but if you see that coming up in your mirror, you're going to want to get out of the way. Details like the chrome bumpers, grille, and tail panel have been nicely restored, and it's refreshing to see a Challenger without a Go-Wing tacked on the back. The black vinyl top breaks up the Plum Crazy, nicely tying in with the black stripes, and there are no signs of rust or damage underneath. The interior is a stock Challenger, from the high back bucket seats to the original console, to the wood grained steering wheel. The headliner, seat covers, and door panels are all in great shape. The gauges are all fully functional, including the N85 tic-toc-tach. Originally equipped with a puny 2-watt Music Master AM radio, there's a modern AM/FM/CD entertainment system that has been neatly installed and tucked out of sight, along with a removable subwoofer in the trunk. For security, there's also an integrated LOJACK system to keep tabs on the car should the unthinkable happen. The wood grain appliqués on the dash and console are so nice that they have to be recent, and the stubby T-handle shifter for the transmission falls easily to hand. The trunk is correctly finished with a new mat and a full-sized spare tire on a Rallye wheel. This car's real story is under the hood. With 440 cubic inches at your disposal, it is going to be very difficult to keep your foot off the accelerator in this car. Built with at least a nod to authenticity, this one is really about horsepower. The intake is an upgraded Edelbrock piece and that chrome air cleaner is definitely not sock, but the block has been bathed in correct Hemi Orange, and the chrome valve covers are original pieces that have been dressed up for show. Plum Crazy paint covers the inner fenders and firewall, becoming a great canvas for the engine itself. Bright yellow plug wires add a little visual zip, too. Up front, the original 26-inch radiator keeps it cool, and you'll also note that this car is equipped with power brakes, which you'll appreciate the first time you explore this car's acceleration abilities. Underneath, it's tidy without being over-detailed, and you can see that this has always been a clean, rust-free car with no floor replacements. And let me be the first to tell you, that custom dual exhaust system sounds incredible. Wheels are absolutely gorgeous Magnum 500s wearing modern white-letter radials. This car represents a lot of rare Mopar Muscle for the money, call us today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.

Reference Number 122503

as of 4/18/2011

Car 1971 Dodge Challenger
VIN JS23H1B251683 
Mileage 6,482 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Automatic 
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