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1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Barn Find Needs Restoration, Still Looks Good in Green

Mint-condition classic muscle cars are always a treat, but barn finds are equally exciting, especially when they pop up with mild restoration needs after sitting in a garage for almost 40 years. Like this bright green 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T.
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The somewhat rare Challenger R/T was driven for only 12 years since new and then parked never to see the light of day for almost four decades. It's unclear why this Sublime Green muscle car spent 39 years off the road, but now it's being auctioned in hopes that someone will bring it back to life.

For a car that's been sitting for nearly 40 years, this 1970 Challenger looks impressively good. It needs to go through a comprehensive restoration process, but the base is solid, and it doesn't appear to be in need of serious repairs. The original paint doesn't look bad at all, but the front left fender and the front apron have been repainted, so a new paint job is in order.

And don't mind the missing front bumper; the seller offers a replacement. There are some rust spots to take care of, especially on the front floor and the trunk pan, but these aren't bad given how long this Challenger has been sitting for.

The interior appears to be of the same variety: all-original, but some parts are missing. There's no carpet, and there are a few cracks in the dashboard, but both of them are relatively inexpensive fixes. The Rallye gauges and the pistol-grip shifter are cool extras.

The coupe still sports its original, numbers-matching 6.3-liter V8. This Magnum mill used to be good for 335 horsepower back in the day and mates to a four-speed manual transmission, which Dodge offered as an option in 1970. There's some more rust under the hood, so the engine bay and the engine itself need some work.

The owner doesn't say if the car runs, but it's safe to assume that it will leave for its new owner on a trailer rather than on its own wheels. The highest bid is now at $29,795, with three more days to go until Saturday, March 6. Expect it to go for more since mint-condition Challengers from the 1970s are being sold for more than $60,000 nowadays.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.


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