This 1970 Dodge Challenger 340 four barrel is a mission in life for Steve and Sharon Makinson. Showing that commitment and traditions are valued in the Makinson home to their three children and seven grandchildren. Married 41 years ago, the very ride they rode off into the sunset in they still own to this day. Staying with the value of tradition, this 1970 Dodge Challenger has been maintained to original specs and design, aside from new paint in 1992, an engine rebuild in the 90’s by Hamburger Performance, and replacing worn out parts as needed. This 1970 Dodge Challenger is no trailer queen, either. With 30,000 miles on it when purchased back in the early 70’s for a mere $2,100.00.
This 1970 dodge challenger convertible has seen track, show, and street time. This dodge challenger 1970 won more than a 100 trophies, Instead of this, Makinson’s commitment to original parts goes all the way down to finding the original plates that he had traded years earlier that he would come to regret. Eventually finding the correct style plates again at a later date, on an old scrap van, Makinson was able to register them to the 1970 Dodge Challenger, thus maintaining the 70’s look and style.
This 1970 Dodge Challenger was the answer to the Mustang and Camaro pony wars in the late 60’s. A late entry into the muscle car battle, the Dodge Challenger 1970 caused a rumble and a stir amongst its competition. Over the years through daily wear and tear the carpet, upholstery, bumpers, hood hinges, radiator, dash horn and tail light housings have all been restored to original design.
1970 Dodge Challenger Specifications
To Improving performance on this amazing, Makinson added the Six-Pack Carb, which was an original option for the 1970 Dodge Challenger. A special model, this ride is equipped with the A 66 Performance Package. Top of the line for its era this package came with the 340 4 Barrel engine backed by a 3 speed console shift 727 transmission, a 150 MPH speedometer with the Rally dash and needle gauges, 11 inch rear drum brakes, a heavy-duty suspension package along with front sway bars, and 15 inch rally wheels.
This amazing 1970 Dodge Challenger has 89,000 original miles with the original style and look intact, just as it did the day it rolled off of the showroom floor.