The 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T is a classic American Muscle Car that has become an icon of the automotive industry. This particular model, available for sale at American Muscle CarZ, is a truly stunning example of the breed. Originally equipped with a 383 cubic inch “Magnum” V8 engine, this Challenger R/T has been upgraded with a 440 cubic inch V8 engine and dual competition series 500 cfm carbs. This engine is mated to a 4-speed Hurst pistol-grip manual transmission, which gives the car an incredible driving experience.
One of the most striking features of this car is its color. Finished in factory-correct FJ6 Sassy Grass Green, this Challenger R/T is a real head-turner. The color perfectly complements the car’s aggressive styling and highlights its muscular stance. The interior of the car is finished in black, which provides a nice contrast to the bright green exterior.
This Challenger R/T underwent a rotisserie restoration in 2019, which means that it was completely disassembled and rebuilt from the ground up. The restoration was done to a very high standard, and the car looks like it just rolled off the assembly line. The restoration included the installation of a full factory R/T package, which gives the car a more aggressive look and improved performance.
In addition to the R/T package, this Challenger R/T also features a number of other optional extras. These include a Go wing spoiler, 4-wheel disc brakes, power steering, a correct front spoiler, and ceramic long-tube headers. These extras not only enhance the car’s performance but also make it look even more impressive.
Discover the Iconic 1971 Dodge Challenger RT (3)Underneath the car, the attention to detail is just as impressive as the exterior. The undercarriage has been painted as per the trim tag, and everything looks clean and well-maintained. The optional Go wing spoiler has been added, which not only looks great but also helps to improve the car’s aerodynamics.
The Challenger R/T was first introduced by Dodge in 1970 as a performance-oriented version of the regular Challenger. The R/T stood for “Road/Track,” and it was designed to be a more powerful and sporty version of the Challenger. The R/T package included a number of performance upgrades, including a more powerful engine, heavy-duty suspension, and upgraded brakes.
The 1971 Challenger R/T was powered by a range of different engines, including the 383 cu in “Magnum” V8, the 440 cu in Magnum V8, the 440 cu in Six-Pack, and the 426 cu in Hemi V8. The most powerful of these engines was the Hemi, which was rated at 425 horsepower. The 440 cu in Six-Pack was rated at 390 horsepower, while the 440 cu in Magnum was rated at 375 horsepower.
The Challenger R/T was built on the Chrysler E platform, which was also used for the Plymouth Barracuda. The two cars shared a number of major components, including the front suspension, the rear axle, and the brakes. The Challenger R/T was available in both hardtop and convertible body styles, and it quickly became one of the most popular muscle cars of the era.
Today, the Challenger R/T is considered a true classic of the muscle car era. Its timeless styling and powerful performance have made it a favorite among car enthusiasts and collectors alike. This particular Challenger R/T, with its stunning Sassy Grass Green paint and upgraded 440 cubic inch V8 engine, is a prime example of the breed. It represents a rare opportunity to own a piece of automotive history and to experience the thrill of driving one of the most iconic muscle cars of all time.
I’m Timothy Ballard, owner of a used car dealership in Springfield. I love just about everything automotive, but I have a special place in my heart for trucks. I’m an ASE Certified Master Technician, so I know my way around a car. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling with my family and hiking new trails.