Introduced in fall 1969 for the 1970 model year, the Challenger was one of two Chrysler E-body cars, the other being the slightly smaller Plymouth Barracuda. Positioned to compete against the Mercury Cougar and Pontiac Firebird in the upper end of the pony car market segment, it was "a rather late response" to the Ford Mustang, which debuted in April 1964. Even so, Chrysler intended the new Challenger as the most potent pony car ever, and, like the less expensive Barracuda, it was available in a staggering number of trim and option levels, and with virtually every engine in Chrysler's inventory.
The Challenger's longer wheelbase, larger dimensions, and more luxurious interior were prompted by the launch of the 1967 Mercury Cougar, likewise a bigger, more luxurious and more expensive pony car aimed at affluent young American buyers. The 110 inch wheelbase was 2 inches longer than the Barracuda's, and the Dodge differed substantially in its sheetmetal, much as the Cougar differed from the shorter-wheelbase Mustang. Air conditioning and a rear window defogger were optional.
Exterior design was penned by Carl Cameron, who was also responsible for the exterior designs of the 1966 Dodge Charger. Cameron based the 1970 Challenger grille on an older sketch of an unbuilt 1966 Charger prototype that was to have a turbine engine. Although the Challenger was well received by the public.
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This Very Solid Challenger Was Built On Wednesday September 24th, 1969 At The Los Angeles Plant.
Built With the Following:
Strong Running And Sounding 383 Cid, 330 HP Engine With Vehicle VIN Number Stamped On Side Of Block
Added Aftermarket Holley 4779 750CFM Dual Feed Carburetor Atop An Aluminum High Rise Intake
Mallory Electronic Ignition
Headers With Flowmaster Mufflers
Stainless Steel Braided Fuel Lines With Pressure Gauge
Added Aftermarket (Dealer Add On) Air Conditioning
Four Wheel Disc Brakes With Parking Brake
Four Speed Manual A883 Transmission With Vehicle VIN Stamped On Side Of Case
Pistol Grip[ HURST Shifter
Original AM Radio Upgraded With AM/FM/CD Stereo With Rear Mounted Speakers
Non Ralley Dash With Gauges
Excellent No Crack Or Split Dash Pad
Rear Deck-lid Mounted Spoiler In Black
Front Spoiler Spliters
Rear Window Louvers
Frame Tied Together For Additional Rigidity
Very Solid Body Appears To Have Original Sheet-metal Including Floor Boards, Quarter, Doors And Trunk Pan
Vehicle VIN Numbers Are Stamped On Core Support And Firewall
Very Nice Engine Compartment
Solid Torque Boxes
Nice Older Repaint In Original Factory Bright Red
Sport Hood With Black Performance Paint Stripe And Hood Pins
Dual Body Color Sport Mirrors With Drivers Remote
Nice Clean And Bright Chrome And Trim
Newer White Bucket Interior With No Rips Or Tears
Rolling On Hoosier Radials :26x50-R15 At Front And 29x12.5-R15 At Rear Mounted On Custom Mopar Magnum Wheels
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