1970 Dodge Challenger Flexes One-Of-None Color Scheme, Aftermarket Goodies

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The 1970 Dodge Challenger is a decidedly cool muscle car. It sports an aggressive design, it’s plenty powerful in most drivetrain configurations, and it was sold in eye-catching colors. However, some enthusiasts needed a bit more and went on to modify their Mopars back in the day.

Although most first-year Challengers we see today don’t showcase notable mods, there was no shortage of tuned examples in the 1970s. This unit may have been customized in the modern era, but it sure looks like it was inspired by the period that saw the demise of the golden muscle car era.

Born in Plum Crazy purple, this Challenger now rocks a paint scheme that wasn’t available from the factory at the time. Sure, Dodge did offer black as an option, but this hardtop sports a metallic hue. And you can bet this striping pattern wasn’t a thing in 1970. Specifically, this Challenger rocks bright pink stripes along the beltline, on the C-pillars, and around the rear window. The same color adorns the hood and the lower areas of the rear wheel arches.

Pink may not be the most popular hue to accent a muscle car, but it looks great against black. It also works if you’re not a fan of Panther Pink but still want a bit of flash on your Mopar.

But this Challenger is more than just a classic with a unique paint job. The previous owner also flared the rear fenders and added American Racing slotted wheels. These measure 14 inches in the front and 15 inches in the back. The hood pins and the quick-release fuel cap remind me of the limited-edition Challenger T/A.

The interior looks standard at first glance—and it’s a bit common, too, due to the black vinyl covering the seats. However, a closer look reveals a Sony CD stereo with aftermarket speakers fitted in the door panels, a custom wood console with cupholders, a carpeted dash top, and a Tuff-style steering wheel. The interior is a bit weathered, showing wear and tear on the seats and cracks in the dash.

The go-fast stripes aren’t backed by extra oomph because this Challenger packs a four-barrel 340-cubic-inch (5.6-liter) V8. The unit is accurate per the fender tag, but there’s no info on whether it’s numbers-matching. The unit looks like it has been rebuilt at some point. When new, the LA mill came with 275 horsepower on tap. Dodge also offered a six-barrel version good for 290 horses on the T/A model. The V8 mates to a four-speed manual, which is also accurate according to the tag.

Originally sold in Idaho, the Challenger spent some years in Canada. Now located in Spokane Valley, it has a Washington title in the seller’s name. The Mopar is far from perfect (there’s corrosion on the trunk floor), but it runs and drives as it should. And it looks like it may be a good deal with bidding at only $15,750 as of this writing. The auction will be up for three more hours, though. How much is this pink-striped Challenger worth?

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