340 V8, SIX PACK, 4 SPEED, 8.75 REAR, FRONT DISC, POWER STEERING, POWER BRAKES
Dodge's Challenger T/A didn't quite adhere to the rules as strictly as the Boss 302 and Z/28 but you can't argue with the end result. This awesome 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A tribute is a high-visibility way to get all the Trans-Am goodness of the original at a much more user-friendly price.
The combination of small block power and upgraded handling was pretty appealing, even back in 1970, and the Challenger T/A gets everything right. The most visible aspect of this car's performance street cred is the Sub Lime paint, which practically glows in the dark. Finish quality is pretty danged good and they didn't overlook any of the critical T/A details. Up front there are two mini chin spoilers balanced by the big snorkel hood, which was blacked out in the finest Mopar fashion. Along the side, correct T/A stripes were applied, joined by a '340 Six Pack' callout on the front fenders. In back, there's a little ducktail spoiler, and it, too, is wearing the right emblems for a very correct look. Of course, you also get jewelry like the hood pins and flip-up gas cap, which practically scream "high performance" on a car that's pretty much the opposite of subtle. Add in some nice chrome bumpers, some polished stainless, and a correct grille, and you get a car that nails the T/A look for pennies on the dollar.
The T/A was about performance first and foremost, and that meant buckets seats and a 4-speed gearbox. This one is done right, carrying a pistol-grip shifter but no console, which was only dead weight anyway. The seat covers are newer and in good condition and there's a correct woodgrained steering wheel to match the shifter and a set of factory Rallye gauges to monitor the engine. The dash pad, the carpets, and even the door panels, are in very good condition overall and accentuate the T/A's no-nonsense character. The original AM radio is in the dash, but it's probably past its prime and due for a replacement, especially if you intend to drive and enjoy this car properly. It also offers a correctly finished trunk with plenty of Sub-Lime green paint, a reproduction mat, and a space-saver spare with inflator bottle and jack assembly.
The T/A bent the rules a little by stuffing a sweet-running 340 cubic inch V8 under the hood on their street cars (Trans-Am rules were limited to 5.0 liters), and that's what lives in this awesome tribute. It's decked out with Six Pack induction under a correct ram air air cleaner and wears Hemi Orange paint that really pops against the green inner fenders. It's got niceties like power steering and power brakes, which make it fun to drive without making you work too hard and if you haven't enjoyed a road-race-bred small block Challenger, you're really missing out. It cackles and snorts through a correct dual exhaust system with reproduction mufflers and side exit pipes just ahead of the rear wheels and thanks to upgraded suspension parts, it's a tidy handler. It's extremely clean underneath, with shiny green floors and new components throughout, including a set of air shocks on the 8.75-inch rear end so you can fine-tune the attitude. The T/A was the first production car to wear staggered tires, and this one carries recent BFG radials on factory-correct Rallye wheels.
If this was a real Challenger T/A, it would probably be twice as expensive. Instead, it's got awesome colors, a lot of performance, and nobody but you will know the difference. Call today!
- AM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
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- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
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