1970 Challenger R/t - 1970 Cuda 440+6

1970 Challenger R/t

Ever since this ’70 Challenger R/T left the Los Angeles assembly plant in November 1969, it has accumulated a mere 63 thousand original miles.

Back in the 80’s, the Challenger was spotted by an employee with the Washington Telephone Company. A technician, named Larry Jameson, was at the top of a telephone pole when he noticed an orange car parked in the backyard of an adjacent house.

Since he was a car guy, his curiosity lead him to see if anyone was at the house. When he went to the front of the house to see if anyone was home, he discovered foreclosure papers on the front door. From the information on the papers, he was able to contact the bank only to find out that the car was supposed to be towed away weeks ago.

Eventually, this survivor car was restored in 2003. The entire drive train is factory original. The 440 cu. inch motor still has the factory installed four-barrel carburetor, intake and exhaust manifolds. Even the 4-speed transmission has the pistol-grip shifter that was installed on the assembly line. The Dana 60 nine ¾” rear was also bulletproof equipment. The restoration is a professional, no expense spared, true nut and bolt rotisserie project done by a low volume Mopar specific shop. From start to finish, the entire restoration is documented with a diary of color photographs plus the original emissions, passenger capacity and VIN decals. Even the original owners manual is still in the plastic envelope.

1970 Cuda 440+6

Ever since this gleaming black Plymouth ‘Cuda pulled out of the Cohen Auto dealership in March of 1970, only a mere 68 thousand miles have accumulated on this unrestored New York car.

According to Chrysler Corporation, only 735 of the multi-carbureted (440 and 426) ‘Cuda’s were optioned with the Super Track Pack 4:10 Dana rear in 1970.
What an excellent match they would make! That was my first impression upon seeing this “original paint” black velvet 440+6 ‘Cuda. This all numbers matching car has not one but two original build sheets (these sheets were found in the upholstery of the front bucket seat and underneath the rear seat springs). We also have loads of rare original documents like the owner's warranty from the New York dealership and the consumer information sheet which details emergency stopping and acceleration statistics. Very few cars were optioned with the "super Track pack"(4:10 dana rear) and the black over T5 tan interior.

Glenn and Donna Randall

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