1971 Dodge Challenger Barn Find Saved After 30 Years, Has Too Many Unknowns

If you’re in the market looking for a Dodge Challenger worth restoring, someone from San Francisco claims to have one of the best coupes you can find these days.
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The car you’re looking at here is a 1971 Dodge Challenger that has recently been saved from someone’s backyard, and the owner explains it spent some 30 years sitting in the same place.

In other words, you should expect the amount of rust typical for a car parked for so long, as well as plenty of things that need to be fixed, including the brakes and the engine itself. And speaking of the engine, the owner doesn’t provide too many specifics here, only mentioning it’s the original V8 unit, and it no longer runs.

It’s a complete car, just needs to be finished,” they say, adding that the car comes with keys and a clean title. And while the Challenger does look interesting at first, there are several details not being included in the listing.

First and foremost, the limited info on the engine could be a deal-breaker for some, though, as the people over at BarnFinds speculate, this could be a 318-ci (5.2-liter) paired to an optional automatic transmission. The mileage hasn’t been shared either, and while the owner does say the car is complete, no photos of the interior have actually been provided.

On the other hand, there are several parts in good condition, including the front grille (except for the small dent visible in the photo), the bumpers, the headlights, and the taillights. All these should theoretically make a possible restoration easier, though again, the many unknowns on this Challenger make it pretty hard to tell if the price is right or not.

At first glance, the $8,900 asking price might be a little bit too high for a Challenger in this condition, but if you’re interested in the car, make sure you reach out to the owner for additional information.

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


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