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1971 Dodge Challenger R/T Resto Mod

1971 Dodge Challenger

Condition: Used
Make: Dodge
Model: Challenger
Type: Coupe
Year: 1971
Mileage: 6400
VIN: JS23H1B355653
Color: Blue
Engine: 6.1L SRT8 Hemi from Indy Heads
Cylinders: 8
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Bettendorf, Iowa, United States

Description for Dodge Challenger 1971

1971 Dodge Challenger R/T Resto Mod
Bright Blue (B-5) with blue vinyl trim and buckets (original factory spec)

Full Frame-off restoration completed 3 years ago (6,400 miles ago)

  • 6.1L SRT8 Hemi by Indy Heads w/ 5-speed Tremec TKO 600 and hydraulic clutch
  • Dyno tested at 450 hp, runs on 91 or 93 ethanol
  • Reilly Motorsports Street Lynx 4-link rear suspension with RideTech coilovers
  • Frame extenders make this Challenger a full frame car, no longer a unibody
  • Moser 8 3/4 nodular 33 spline big axle 4.10 Tru-Trac rear end
  • Wilwood 4-wheel power disc brakes
  • Power steering
  • Champion aluminum radiator with fans
  • K&N High Flow air intake system
  • H pipe with cutout
  • TTI coated headers
  • 3,410 lb curb weight
  • Modern fuel tank with built-in fuel pump
  • Fresh modern seat cushions under upholstery
  • Alpine CDE143 stereo system with Bluetooth
  • Auto Meter gauges
  • Alternator and compressor mounted on low block
  • American Racing Torque polished aluminum wheels
  • LED sequential rear tail lights
Factory trim tag reveals the following specs and options when ordered new:-Dodge Challenger Special, R/T 2 Door Hardtop-1971 340 275HP 1-4BBL 8 cyl-4 speed manual transmission-Bright Blue Poly Exterior Color-Trim- High, Vinyl Bucket Seats, Blue-Black vinyl top-Power brake-Wood grain console-Tinted glass-AC w/ heater-3 speed wiper-Dual exhaust w/ chrome tips-Tachometer & AM radio-Longitudinal black stripes-26" radiator
Car is extremely well sorted. Willing to send videos and/or FaceTime serious buyer. Located in Bettendorf, Iowa. Feel free to reply with questions or for further contact. Serious inquiries only.

History on car:Having taken their time building this one-of-a-kind 1971 Challenger RAT Resto Mod, Al and Gloria Longmire went to great lengths to ensure it would be something that could be driven and enjoyed, used on the street or the track. Case in point, it has a fully adjustable suspension comprised of Ridetech adjustable shocks for leisure or competition, a Reilly Motorsports Street Lynx 4-link rear suspension with coilovers and, thanks to the overdrive, it rumbles along around 2,200 RPM at 70 MPH in spite of the new Moser 8.75 nodular 33-spline big-axle 4.10 Tru-Trac rear end.
With a lengthy history in drag racing, engine building and the car community in general, Al is currently the curator of the Dahl Ford Car Museum in Davenport, Iowa, overseeing a 90-plus collection of well-presented cars. Randy Pribyl bought the car from the Longmires while they were still building it, and while he's well known in the GTO circles, having served as a concours judge and written many articles on the Pontiac, he's quick to point out that his second car was a 1969 Plymouth Road Runner painted B-5 Blue. His first car was a GTO.
Since the completion of the restoration more than two years ago, more than 6,000 miles were put on the Challenger to ensure everything was well and good. At about 3,000 miles, they revisited all the nuts and bolts from front to back, making sure all were secure. The mechanicals in the doors were also lubed and adjusted to make sure the windows, locks and handles work better than new. This R/T spent its life in southern Missouri, New Mexico and Texas, so the metal is delightful. Interestingly, this Challenger was painted the same color as Pribyl's Road Runner when it rolled off the Hamtramck, Michigan, assembly line on April 13,1971: B-5 Blue.
A factory R/T, this Challenger was equipped with a 340 and 4-speed, tachometer, factory air, quick ratio power steering box, power front disc brakes and a black vinyl top, and it was sold to Scott Teel on May 29,1971, through Al West Chrysler in Rolla, Missouri, which is still in business. Today, the Challenger stands far from what it was in 1971, having received a frame-off restoration and build completed two years ago. Some of the more noteworthy additions to the Challenger are the 6.1L Hemi crate engine from Indy Head, a Tremec TKO 600 5-speed manual transmission, hydraulic clutch and Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes. Dyno tested at 450 HP, the car only weighs 3,410 pounds, some 750 pounds less than a modern Challenger, ensuring that the car will indeed move very swiftly.
The engine is enhanced with TTI Coated Headers and a K&N high-flow air intake system, and the alternator and Vintage Air AC compressor have been relocated below the engine for a cleaner appearance up top. Nicely, it also runs on 91 octane fuel. A unique feature of the exhaust is the H-pipe, which can be switched open for a little more horsepower or switched closed for a little more growl at the touch of a button, making it a different proposition that traditional headers. A Champion aluminum radiator with electric fans keep the engine running cool, and a modern fuel tank with an in-tank pump keeps it well fed. Creating a stiffer chassis and body, frame extenders were used to convert this car from unibody to a full-frame design. Inside, passengers will enjoy supportive seats and innumerable custom details and modem touches that set this car far apart from the crowd.