We love to talk about Mopar muscle, but then there are the few out there who explore it to the max. So, you might have stopped to look at this 1972 Dodge Challenger because of its quality restoration, A/C interior, or the midnight stalker appearance. But as you dig deeper, you'll discover a ferocious 512ci V8 heart with all the right performance trimmings to go with it.
The is an instant intensity to this Challenger that cannot be denied. A full blackout package really makes you stand up and pay attention. Plus, there are terrific details within the darkness, like a rear spoiler and the R/T-style hood finished in matte black. More than just look mean, this one also has an instant look of premium. There has been a solid investment in the body so that the panels line up nicely to highlight the terrific curves of the this sports coupe. And you'll love the detail work like fender blinker indicators, clean glass, and an investment in brightwork that means the bumpers and trim shine brightly. Plus, this one has a secret. All this black is actually a wrap. Underneath is a quality application of Go Mango from Mopar's High Impact color palette. So it's your choice if you want be glowing boldly or darkly intimidating. And that's not this coupe's only secret. Those factory-style Rallye wheels are doing a good job of hiding the wide drag radials in the rear.
The interior continues the car's deep and dark attitude. The carpeting, door panels, dash, and headliner all have a great muscle car black, and the wood-like trim does a nice job of adding a touch of class. Just like the exterior, there was a solid investment in making this look era-correct. So even the little details work like the key buzzer. And there's one upgrade you won't see but absolutely feel: you have modern R134a air conditioning keeping you cool. You'll love the way these Mopars were built around the driver with the high-back bucket seats and a center console that looks like it was formed around you. The classic Tuff steering wheel now has a nice wood rim, and it gives you an excellent view of the gauges (including the cleanly installed auxiliary readouts under the dash.) But as you twist the key, you soon realize the roar of this Mopar is greater than the classics you've known before.
When you lift the hood, you can't help but notice how fresh all the components look in the engine bay. This tidy setup makes it look like a professional race car, and that idea wouldn't be too far from the truth. That's because this is powered by a 440 cubic-inch V8 that was bored and stroked to a monster 512ci total. While that kind of displacement would usually be plenty for great performance, that was only the start of this build. This has been enhanced and fortified with port & polished aluminum heads, Comp Cams camshaft, roller rockers, full MSD ignition package, Edelbrock hi-rise intake, and a huge Holley 950 CFM double-pumper four-barrel carburetor. Plus, the TTI headers add even more power while contributing to the thunder of the 3.5-inch dual exhaust. It's a seriously powerful setup, and so it has the right supporting components, like a Champion four-core aluminum radiator w/dual electric fans to help keep it running cool. The V8 feeds a stout Torqueflite A727 three-speed automatic transmission that has been upgraded with stronger Kevlar clutches, mild shift kit, line lock, and 3500 stall. Making sure this power gets to the ground is a strong Dana 60 rear end with limited-slip and 3.91 gears. The front suspension was completely rebuilt, and it features power steering and front disc brakes. So this feels solid on the road. The rear suspension is a full Caltracs setup to handle the full Mopar muscle. There's even a set of Mickey Thompson racing slick for the rear that come with the sale.
This is a great-looking Mopar that secretly is hiding its boldness, comfort, and absolute power. It's the combination of cool and mean packaging that's rarely up for grabs, so don't miss you chance, call today!