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Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder January 27th – 31st, 2016 at Russo and Steele’s 16th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction. Please contact us for more information.
This professionally restored Challenger is ready to go and with less than 500 miles since completion in 2015 and runs and drives better than new. The Consignor is the builder and current owner of the vehicle and he has assembled restoration photos and invoices documenting the process. This 1972 Dodge Challenger Rallye consists of a 440 V-8 totally rebuilt with all new internal parts, equipped with an Edelbrock Dual Quad intake, Edelbrock Series 450 CFM carburetors, high-performance cylinder heads, aluminum shaft-mount roller rockers, a Comp Cams performance camshaft, lifters and pushrods. New main bearings, pistons (0.060 over), rings, and oil pump were also installed, and the reciprocating assembly was balanced by Chuck’s Speed Shop. Cooling this wicked 440 is an 8-core all-aluminum radiator, spark is generated by an MSD Direct Digital Ignition distributor and matching wire set, exhaust is removed by a pair of high-flow headers attached to a 3-inch exhaust with dual Flowmaster mufflers. All that pure muscle is sent to the pavement via a Pistol Grip-shifted 4-speed manual transmission.
Adding stability and keeping this Challenger tight on the road is a set of Hotchkis uni-body subframe connectors. A new Neoprene suspension master rebuild kit was installed, and all body rubber has been replaced. Stopping the beast is a complete premium front and rear disc brake kit. The interior is black with all new items including bucket seats, headliner, rear seat, black carpet, dash, and door panels. The weather stripping has been replaced with an all-new 240 piece weather stripping and body-plug kit. The body was sandblasted to bare metal then dipped and painted EV-2 Hemi Orange and topped off with a black vinyl roof. This stunning vehicle’s restoration and build is fully documented with invoices and progressive photos documenting the full rotisserie restoration of all components. All drive train components were replaced and/or rebuilt including all differential components by Chuck’s Speed Shop, and both axles are brand new. The wiring harness was completely replaced, as were all bulb sockets. Creature comforts were not ignored, with the climate control systems replaced and repaired including a new A/C compressor, evaporator, heater core, lines, blower motor, and switch. Other finishing touches applied to this thorough and detailed restoration and build include custom wheels and a fully integrated Bluetooth-capable stereo system by Alpine. If you are looking for an outstandingly restored and built muscle car with great attention to detail, it simply doesn’t get any better than this ’72 Challenger!
Although the Dodge Challenger was the last entrant to the “pony car” club already occupied by Ford’s Mustang, Chevrolet’s Camaro, AMC’s Javelin and Plymouth’s Barracuda, it was highly successful and enjoys legendary status today. The Challenger immediately earned a fierce reputation on the street and track alike, with its athletic bodylines a constant sight on drag strips and the in the SCCA Trans Am road-racing competition. On the big screen, the white Challenger driven by anti-hero Kowalski proved more than a match for the police in the cult classic Vantage Point. Only built over five model years spanning 1970-1974, the Challenger remained essentially unchanged during its run, with minor stylistic updates and a narrowed range of available engines.