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1970 Dodge Charger Was Supposed to Become a Restomod, It Didn't

The 1970 model year brought only small improvements in terms of styling for the Dodge Charger, as the look of the car was very similar to the one used a year earlier.
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For example, the wraparound chrome grille, which made its debut in 1969, was still one of the most striking design features of the new Charger. That's why Dodge decided to keep it for another year.

The Charger 500 and the R/T received additional improvements on the taillights, and the changes continued inside, where the carmaker used high-back bucket seats and new door panels.

The model you see here is a testament to those great days, and what’s more, it can be your next project car if you win the eBay auction where it’s currently posted.

The 1970 Charger 500 was supposed to be a restomod, but according to the owner, they’re selling the car for personal reasons. However, given a restoration project was already planned, some new parts are already there, including new AMD full quarter panels and outer wheel wells, hood hinges, a trunk pan.

There’s obviously some rust here and there, but judging from the photos included in the listing and embedded in the article here, there’s nothing that can’t be fixed with a proper restoration. And since it’s a restomod we’re talking about here, the Charger now hides a 440-ci (7.2-liter) engine under the hood and a recently rebuilt 727 transmission.

Judging by how much attention this Charger gets on eBay, it’s already close to becoming an Internet sensation, as no fewer than 19 bids have already been received in the few hours it was available online. The highest bid at the time of writing is $7,900, but given the auction is scheduled to come to an end in nine days, you should expect the price to go up substantially, especially as more people discover the listing.

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

 
 
 
 
 

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