Rare 1970 Challenger R/T Came With the Hemi Engine Option
By Christopher R. Phillip
Just because something is rare doesn’t make it desirable. But when Dodge shoehorned an elephant Hemi engine in a 1970 Challenger, it built one of the most desirable muscle cars ever produced.
Let’s look at the numbers.
Dodge built 76,935 Challengers in 1970. A lucky 287 of them were equipped with the 426ci Hemi engine. Breaking the numbers down even further, 150 of those Hemi Challenger R/Ts received an automatic transmission and 136 received a four-speed manual row box.
The Hemi Challenger retained its title as “King of the Mopars” until the release of the Dodge Challenger Hellcat in 2015 with 707 horsepower.
Still, there’s a special place in muscle car fans’ memories for the 1970 Hemi Challenger. A recent review of auction prices reveals that this rare and desirable muscle car brings in hammer prices well above the $100,000 threshold.
So to have the opportunity to put one in your garage for a small donation to help charities might just make the currently running Challenger Dream Giveaway brought to you by Reliable Carriers, Inc. one of the best bargains of a lifetime.
Now’s a great time for you to enter to win our super-rare 1970 Hemi Challenger plus a 1,000-plus horsepower Hellcat-powered HellScat Challenger. Use the promo code with this article to get your bonus tickets at www.dreamgiveaway.com.