This 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T Hardtop will be offered on May 7-9, 2015 by Auctions America at its Auburn Spring Sale. With the unending interest in the vaunted Hemi-powered Mopar muscle, this is one highly desirable collector car. It presents an extremely rare opportunity to acquire a real Shaker Hood car; this Hemi Challenger R/T would make a great addition to any collection. It is estimated $340,000 – $380,000.
Immaculately restored throughout and finished in Lemon Twist (also known as Bright Yellow) with a black interior, this Hemi Challenger is optioned with the extremely rare and desirable N96-Shaker Hood option as confirmed from its Broadcast Sheet. Combined with a four-speed manual transmission it is believed to be one of just 11 examples produced with these two options. To further its reputation of being an extremely select vehicle, it is reported as one of just 287 R/T Hemi Challengers Two-Door Hardtops (plus another nine convertibles) built.
This iconic musclecar is well-equipped with the fearsome “street Hemi” V-8 engine measuring 426-cid, 425-hp. It features many desirable attributes such as deluxe interior, power brakes, glovebox lock, cigar lighter, electric clock, AM radio, hood pins, “Bumblebee” side stripes, Pistol Grip shifter, sport mirrors, Goodyear Polyglas GT white letter tires, color-keyed steel wheels, “dog dish” center caps and the Rallye instrument cluster with 150-mph speedometer and 8,000-rpm tachometer. Benefitting from a professional restoration, it has been sympathetically kept in a prominent collection and properly maintained since, and as such it remains in exceptional condition.