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This Classic Dodge Challenger Is a Crazy Plum with a Modern Hemi

One of the best things about restomods is that they often come with engine upgrades that lead to massive performance improvements.
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And the Challenger that we have here today is the living proof in this regard, as the unit under the hood is now a 6.1-liter Hemi engine used by Chrysler on several models launched during the 2000s.

More specifically, the V8 engine has previously been used on multiple SRT-8 models, like the 2005 Chrysler 300C, the 2006 Dodge Magnum, the 2006 Dodge Charger, and the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

And now it powers this ’73 Challenger as well, albeit the owner, who is now trying to sell the car on eBay, doesn’t share any specifics regarding the actual output of the engine.

What we do know, however, is that the Challenger, which comes finished in Plum Crazy, also features a NAG1 automatic transmission and several custom parts, including a sports suspension. The car has been upgraded to disc brakes on all wheels and now uses a 4-link rear suspension system.

It rides on 17-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels from Hobster with Nitto tires.

The interior has received massive retouches as well, so it now boasts completely re-upholstered white seats that make everything look quite exquisite. Outside, the Challenger sports a PPG clear coat as well.

Without a doubt, this is a rather cool restomod package that doesn’t include a ton of custom upgrades but sticks with the essentials to retain the original look and feel of the ’73 Challenger. And for car aficionados, this is a welcome approach, especially if they’re seeking the genuine ‘70s muscle car experience.

As for the price, things are a little bit unclear here, as the vehicle is auctioned off on eBay but without a Buy It Now price. This means eBay users are allowed to bid as much as they want for the car, and right now, the highest bid for this Challenger is only $11,650.

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

 
 
 
 
 

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