1970 Dodge Challenger T/A

Restored Numbers Matching Challenger T/A 340 6 Pack A727
Stock #
135902
Body Style
Hardtop
Engine
340 V8
Exterior Color
Top Banana
Interior Color
Black
Miles
49361

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$99,900
$99,000
$95,000

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Why Buy
  • Original 340 cubic inch LA V8 / Correct side-exit exhaust
  • Correct Rallye Suspension / Correct power steering
  • Correct Top Banana paint
  • Sale includes an original Chrysler Broadcast Sheet
  • Original A727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission
  • Correct heavy-duty power front disc and rear drum brakes
  • Correct Black interior
  • Correct 8.75-inch rear axle
  • 15-inch painted steel wheels
  • The beneficiary of a detailed, ground-up restoration that utilized many NOS components

SUMMARY

  • The beneficiary of a detailed, ground-up restoration that utilized many NOS components
  • Original 340 cubic inch LA V8 / Correct side-exit exhaust
  • Original A727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission
  • Correct Top Banana paint
  • Correct Black interior
  • Sale includes an original Chrysler Broadcast Sheet
  • Correct Rallye Suspension / Correct power steering
  • Correct 8.75-inch rear axle
  • Correct heavy-duty power front disc and rear drum brakes
  • 15-inch painted steel wheels

Trans Am cars are always an easy sell. And that goes double for a striking MoPar like this numbers-matching Top Banana Challenger. Two of our last Chrysler curve carvers, this numbers-matching Deep Burnt Orange ‘Cuda and this MoPar Nationals-winning Lemon Twist ‘Cuda sold in roughly a month. But that’s not surprising because, as fans of vintage SCCA racers know, these are some of the best driving classics on the planet. Graced with lighter motors, better brakes and suspensions bred for competition, they’re certainly not your typical, big block slogs. And in today’s solid collector market, they’re generally a more exclusive and equally valuable investment. One of only 2,399 Challenger T/As produced, this restored pony car is a fully-documented, numbers-matching coupe that’ll win fans and trophies alike. If you’re looking for a bit of crisp, investment grade muscle that’s fun in either the straightaway or the switchback, you’ve found your next joyride!

BODYWORK/TRIM

The beneficiary of a ground-up restoration that utilized as many NOS components as possible, this slick Chrysler coupe features a seamless factory appearance that’s highlighted by fierce Trans Am war paint. Take one look down the sides of the car’s rock-solid body and it becomes obvious that great care was taken to ensure every panel is aligned to better-than-factory fit. Step closer to that body’s glossy, 2-stage paint and check out straight and ripple-free surfaces that are a product of both rust-free, original sheetmetal and high quality replacement panels. Grab that sheetmetal’s well-adjusted hood and feel how smoothly it closes to provide excellent fit, which is set off by precise gaps and a clean clearcoat shell. It all adds up to one high energy symphony of MoPar attitude that bleeds bare-knuckle confidence and oozes old school appeal!

Wearing lines that originated on Chrysler designer Carl Cameron’s famous Charger Turbine Concept, this vivid classic makes a bold and distinct styling statement from virtually every angle. At the front of the car, a 70-exclusive grille hangs a bold “Challenger” script and four pristine headlights above clear parking lamps, a bright chrome bumper and a split chin spoiler. At the top of the car, an original Sport Hood pins two stainless lanyards in front of factory-tint glass that’s founded in clean stainless trim. At the sides of the car, prominent fender lines, which are complemented by a subtle pentastar emblem and correct racing mirror, frame chrome-trimmed marker lamps, flush-fit door handles and an attractive ‘pit stop’ fuel filler. And at the back of the car, a stainless-trimmed valence centers pristine “DODGE” lettering between clear taillights, a second chrome bumper and a black, “Challenger T/A” branded duck tail.

ENGINE

Toss this Challenger’s lightweight hood and you’ll find an original, 340 cubic inch LA V8 that’s authenticated by a 3577130TA casting number, a November (11) 24th (24), 1969 (69) casting date and a matching 279397 partial VIN. Although SCCA Trans Am race cars were limited to 302 cubic inches, Dodge stuck to the tried and true “no replacement for displacement” rule for street applications. That means this car received a powerplant that was specifically designed for high performance turnpike warriors. And, thanks to its 2-barrel Holley carburetors, correct Edelbrock intake, high performance points distributor, high-flow cylinder heads and unique internals, it turns hefty 10.5 to 1 compression into 315 fire-breathing horses. That said, SCCA regulations and increasing insurance costs forced Chrysler to underrate the mill’s output to just 290 horses. But, in reality, the car easily disposes of most ‘equally powered’ stoplight challengers. Whatever the number, this engine’s spotless bay is in brilliant, show-ready condition, with immaculate detailing and exact finishes throughout. Awesome Top Banana fenders provide a pleasant contrast to its glossy layer of Hemi Orange skin. A bright air cleaner looks great peeking through the aforementioned hood. And, as with most of today’s best restored MoPars, every detail has been carefully duplicated and returned to a convincing level of authenticity.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Put this curve-carving pony in the air and you’ll find solid floors that are fully armored in correct undercoating. The high-winding small block churns an original A727 3-speed that’s validated by a matching 279397 partial VIN. That transmission twists torque to a familiar 8.75-inch axle that’s finished with athletic, road-worthy gears. The car’s correct Rallye Suspension has been fully rebuilt to include beefy sway bars, factory power steering and heavy duty power front disc and rear drum brakes. As expected, those 11-inch, AAR-exclusive drums are accompanied by specially tuned shocks and re-cambered springs that tilt the chassis just enough to accommodate a unique exhaust system. Speaking of that exhaust system, fresh, aluminized pipes flow to correct, factory replacement mufflers, which roar through stainless ‘megaphone’ tips. Hooking all that mechanical prowess to the pavement is a sinister set of Gloss Black steelies, which spin a correct combination of E60-15 and G60-15 Goodyears around stainless trim rings and Dodge redline poverty caps. And spry bushings, fresh fluid lines and a clean gas tank ensure this Challenger has the reliability to match its warm appeal.

INTERIOR

Swivel this coupe’s solid-closing doors and you’ll find a correct Black interior that’s functional, straightforward and very livable. The front bucket and rear bench seats are covered in crack-free vinyl that displays hardly any signs of wear. Below those seats, stain-free carpet centers a traditional ‘Slap Stick’ shifter inside a correct console. At the sides of that carpet, simple door panels proudly hang wood-trimmed fratzogs above traditional cranks, integrated handles and cool chrome locks. In front of those panels, a clean dash props correct Rallye gauges above a familiar Chrysler Solid State radio. In front of the driver, an attractive Rim Blow steering wheel mixes subtle form with major function. And behind the passengers, a fully restored trunk hangs a correct decal above a new mat, a correct jack, a correct inflator bottle and a correct Space-Saver spare.

PROVENANCE

Our sale includes an original Chrysler Broadcast Sheet that, along with dual Fender Tags, breaks this Dodge down as follows:

BROADCAST SHEET

  • J: Dodge Challenger
  • H: High grade trim
  • 23: 2-door hardtop
  • J: 340 cubic inch V8 that utilizes SIX PACK carburetion to achieve 290 horsepower
  • 0: 1970 model year
  • B: Assembled at Chrysler’s Hamtramck manufacturing facility
  • 279397: Production Sequence Number
  • E55: 340 cubic inch V8 that’s fitted with SIX PACK carburetion
  • D32: Heavy-duty automatic transmission
  • D56: 3.55 gears
  • U01: E60-15 front/G60-15 rear red sidewall tires
  • H: High trim grade
  • 6: Vinyl bucket seats
  • X9: Black interior
  • 000: Full door panels
  • V01: Monotone paint
  • FY1: Top Banana body paint
  • FY1: Top Banana roof paint
  • V6H: Black longitudinal stripes (Trans Am)
  • A53: Trans Am Package
  • A62: Rallye Instrument Cluster
  • B42: Heavy-duty front disc brakes
  • B51: Power-assisted brakes
  • C16: Woodgrain console
  • C55: Bucket seats
  • C93: Carpet
  • F18: 65-amp heavy-duty alternator
  • F23: 59 amp/hour battery
  • F96: Oil pressure gauge
  • G15: Tinted windshield
  • G34: Left-hand remote race mirror
  • G41: Day/night inside rearview mirror
  • H11: Heater
  • J11: Glovebox lock
  • J15: Cigar lighter
  • J21: Electric clock
  • J25: 3-speed wipers
  • J31: Dual horns
  • J45: Hood pins
  • J46: Locking gas cap
  • J55: Undercoating and heavy-duty hood pad
  • J54: Sport Hood
  • J64: Instrument panel woodgrain
  • J82: Trans Am rear spoiler
  • L76: Heater controls lamp
  • M21: Drip rail moldings
  • M83: Rear bumper guards
  • N44: Trans Am side-exit exhaust
  • N65: 7-blade fan with clutch
  • N85: Tachometer
  • R11: AM stereo that’s complete with an 8-track player
  • S13: Rallye Suspension that’s complete with sway bar
  • S25: Heavy duty Firm Ride Shocks
  • S31: Front sway bar
  • S77: Power steering
  • S81: Simulated wood steering wheel
  • W21: Rallye Wheels
  • REMARKS: 18 TRANS AM

TAG 1

  • E55: 340 cubic inch V8 that’s fitted with SIX PACK carburetion
  • D32: Heavy-duty automatic transmission
  • J: Dodge Challenger
  • H: High trim grade
  • 23: 2-door hardtop
  • J: 340 cubic inch V8 that utilizes SIX PACK carburetion to achieve 290 horsepower
  • 0: 1970 model year
  • B: Assembled at Chrysler’s Dodge Main manufacturing facility in Hamtramck, Michigan
  • 279397: Sequence number
  • FY1: Top Banana body paint
  • H: High grade trim
  • 6: Vinyl bucket seats
  • X9: Black interior
  • 000: Full door panels
  • 317: Assembled on March 17, 1970
  • 044465: Order number
  • FY1: Top Banana roof paint
  • A53: Trans Am Package
  • A62: Rallye Instrument Cluster
  • B51: Power-assisted brakes
  • C16: Woodgrain console
  • C55: Bucket seats
  • G34: Left-hand remote race mirror
  • J45: Hood pins
  • J54: Sport Hood
  • J82: Trans Am rear spoiler
  • M21: Roof drip rail moldings
  • N44: Trans Am side-exit exhaust
  • N85: Tachometer
  • N94: Fiberglass, fresh air hood
  • R11: AM stereo that’s complete with an 8-track player
  • Y05: Built to U.S. specifications
  • 26: 26-inch radiator

TAG 2

  • TRANS AM

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION

  • The aforementioned Broadcast Sheet
  • A reproduction sales brochure
  • A reproduction Operator’s Manual
  • A reproduction Illustrated Facts & Feature Manual

Authentic, documented and well restored, this bright yellow T/A is the perfect car for any Chrysler fan who wants a rare classic to collect and show. With brutal power, handsome looks and an excellent driving experience, it’s the kind of car that’ll make you thank yourself every time you open the garage. Ready to experience one of the hottest creations of the muscle car era? Your Challenger is waiting!

Basic

Year
1970
Make
Dodge
Secondary Make
n/a
Model Name
Challenger
Secondary Model
T/A
Vehicle Type
Passenger Car
Hobby Segment
Muscle Car
Mileage
49361

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
340 V8
Engine Number
3577130TA
Heads
Stock
Fuel Specification
n/a
Fuel Delivery System Type
Six Pack
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Transmission Spec
A727 Torqueflite
Transmission Number
n/a

Misc

Entertainment System Type
AM Radio
Battery Location
LH Engine Compartment
Battery Shut Off
n/a
Battery Charger
n/a
Power Steering
Yes
Air Conditioning
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes

Body

Body Style
Hardtop
Doors
2
Safe Body Color
Top Banana
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat
Stripes
Yes

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Torsion bar
Rear Suspension Type
Leaf Spring
Axle Specification
8 3/4
Front Wheel Specification
15"
Rear Wheel Specification
15"
Front Tire Specification
E60-15
Rear Tire Specification
G60-15
Front Brakes Specification
Power Disc
Rear Brakes Specification
Power Drum
Spare
Collapsible Spare Tire
Exhaust Type
Side Exit
Muffler Type
Factory Replacement

History

Restoration Status
Restored
Mileage Since Restoration
n/a
Awards Summary
n/a
Historical Documents Summary
* Original Broadcast Sheet. * Reproduction sales brochure. * Reproduction Operator’s Manual. * Reproduction Ill. Facts & Feature Man.

Our Service Programs

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