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1973 Dodge Challenger 340 matching numbers build sheet FE5 rallye red driver N/R

For sale: 1973 Dodge Challenger

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Item location:
Helena, Montana, United States
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For sale: 1973 Dodge Challenger 340 RallyeDRIVER QUALITYcar numbers matching original Rallye red car with build sheet. I bought this car last year from a local friend and since then I've used it for Cruise Night dutiesand casual driving and it's been a blast.He purchased the car in theMidwest in the early 90's and drove it out to Montana where it has been for the last 20 plus years.The car had an amateur restorationin 1992and some rust repair including partial quarter panels andit still lookspresentable for casual cruising today.NOT suitable forserious show duty but a great driver.Use as is andenjoyat entry level price orinvest the money (a lot of money) andtake it to the next level.Pretty darn correct car other than it left the factory with white top and seats and they were changed to black - see build sheet. Core support and cowl numbers match engine numbers match has replacement trans but original numbers matching trans case will be included.I've owned manyMopars including 426 Hemi and440-6 cars and this little red coupe getsas manythumbs up and comments at gas stationsas any of them.I recently purchased a very high quality and very expensive71 Roadrunner and it's time for this car to move to it's next caretaker.

Exterior:Looks great to the casual observer paint has good shine and this car really pops out in the sunshine. I actuallytied for first place withit at a local carshow that was popular vote. People absolutely love this car.Serious car guys will find plenty of flaws. Car was redone 20 plus years ago and has been stored inside since. Paint was an inexpensive job and it's wavy in low light conditions - just wasn't blocked and guide coated and blocked againproperly. Vinyl top is in good condition chrome is only fair with bumpers dull and some minor pitting. As far as rust goes there are some verysmall blisters along back edge of trunk by corner of rear window one on driver fender and one on passenger door. Car had partial rear quarters replacedbut not inners and up inside behind rear wheels you can see where the inners were not replaced. Replacement quarter sections back thendidn't have the proper flange for rear valance so it's spot welded on. Floors look good with some repairs done. The car appears to have had the typical lower body Challenger rust with the typical repairs that would have been done back in the day. If you look inside from door at lower front fenders you can tell they hadsome corrosion andwere sandblasted rustproofed and painted. Trunk deck upper rear back edge underneath shows seam sealer that's probably covering repair and trunk floor has surface rust. That said the car looks good from 10 feet and I'd say that since it was repainted 20 plus years ago the fewsmall blisters it has noware all you're going to seegoing forward if you want to just drive it and not restore it. Original Rallye wheels are in good condition as are tires. Glass is good and windshield is new. Weatherstrips were notreplaced at the time of paint and are not new and are looking tired. Overall presentable and ready to go for the rest of this summer.

Interior:Good driver quality. Door panels headliner carpet all good. Console in good condition.Dash has a few cracks under dashmat as shown. Original white seats were dyed black and new cloth inserts installed. Most interior items working including lights door buzzer heater wipers etc and has a good sounding Sony stereo. Speedo works but needle end is broken. Tach is non-op haven't looked into it. Gauges work but oil pressure gauge works intermittently. One air vent knob under dash is broken off. Overall nice looking for casual cruising to the Steak and Shake or Dairy Queen.

Mechanical:Original 340 Magnum starts runs pulls hard and trans shifts fine. Doesn't heat no major leaks or smoke. I believe engine and trans have been rebuilt at some point but not anything recent. As mentioned above engine is numbers matching trans isn't but original numbers trans case will be included. Has Edelbrock carb but original Thermoquad will be included. One thingI don't have are the original exhaust manifolds. When I got the car I took it to a professional mechanic and had the following work done: new gas tank and sender new battery tune up and new electronic module and distributor electronics. Only issue mechanic could find were leaking rear axle seal on driver rear that will need attention someday and a strange vibration that is noticeable at times. Not sure what the cause but it wasn't bad enough for me to spend a bunch of money chasing down. If you're the anal type it will probably bother you - but then again if you're that type you need to be looking at another car. Just know that it's there and it isn't horrible but noticeable at certain speeds.

Pricing/Misc:Prices for these cars have gotten stupid again after a brief respite during the Great Recession. Hagerty lists a number 4 condition car at about $13k. If you want to know the top end of the market look at Barrett Jackson Scottdale 2015 lot 969. That super nice Petty Blue car went for $47300 with buyers commission I was standing there. I guess that leaves you enough room to buy this one reasonably and re-do the car. I'm a bit worried that an unscrupulousdealer or flipper may try to buy this car cheap and resell without full disclosure - since that hashappened to me in the past. I'll be keeping a copy of this auction indefinitelyfor referenceifsubsequent buyers contact me. After the sale I can store thecar outside for up to 30 days free after that $100 per month storage will be due.

Link to more pics including underside: http://s261.photobucket.com/user/burgundyamx/library/Challenger?sort=3&page=1

GOOD LUCK! Keep in mindthat with all cars and trucksTHEY LOOKBETTERIN PICTURES THAN IN PERSON.This is not a minty creampuff just adecent driver you could do a restoration on and IT IS NOT PERFECT BY ANY MEANS. KeywordsMopar 340 360 383 400 440 413 426 R/T T/A AAR Challenger Cuda Charger Roadrunner Satellite Coronet Plymouth Dodge Chrysler Magnum Super Bee Daytona Super Bird

AS IS NO WARRANTYThis vehicle is being sold as is where is with no warranty expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description authenticity genuineness or defects herein and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness imperfection defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.

Winning bidder must contactme within 24 hours of auction end and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $500.00 non-refundable deposit is due within 3 days of end of auction. The remainder is due within5 days of auction end. If no contact is made within 24 hoursI reserve the right to re-list the vehicle sell it to the next high bidder or sell it otherwise. Most banks and credit unions do not finance vehicles older than 1995 so make sure if financing that your financial institution accepts the year and miles of this vehicle before bidding. Please arrange financing prior to bidding. Payment is by bank wire only. Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. If you wish to have it shipped using a serviceI recommend Certified Auto Shippers http://www.certifiedautoshippers.com ask for Kathy Gant. If you are not sure about something please ask! Do not assume anything not listed is included.I reserve the right to refuse bids with excessive negative feedback.I reserve the right to end the listing if the vehicle is no longer available for sale. Please do not bid on this auction unless you are serious about owning this vehicle. All non-paying high bidders will be reported to eBay and negative feedback will be posted. PLEASE ONLY BID WHAT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY. IF THE RESERVE IS NOT METI MAY CONTACT THE HIGH BIDDER TO OFFER THE SECOND CHANCE OPTION.


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