In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Auctions America offers for bidding a 1971 Dodge 340 Challenger Convertible from March 22-24, 2013. Finished in classic Gold Metallic with beautiful matching interior and Black convertible top, this magnificent motorcar has been beautifully restored and is now ready to be shown or driven.
This Dodge was specially built for 1972 season of the famed TV show, Mod Squad (a television series that ran on ABC from September 24, 1968, until August 23, 1973).The Mod Squad was a police drama that featured three young, hip crime fighters. One White, One Black, One Blonde, was the promotional hype-line. The casting was intended to appeal to a youthful, counterculture audience. A gritty, highly acclaimed series, the Mod Squad remains one of very few TV dramas of the 1960s to accurately portray those turbulent and rapidly changing times. During the five-season run of the series, the American car landscape also underwent massive changes as the “youth” car market went from a late-1960s peak to the fuel and insurance-constrained environment of the early 1970s.
The Dodge Challenger is highly optioned with high-back bucket seats, Rallye instrument cluster with tachometer, power windows and power convertible top. It also features an automatic transmission, air conditioning, power disc brakes, power steering, six-way manual driver’s side seat adjuster, AM/FM radio, rim blow steering wheel, hood pins, variable speed wipers with electric washer, chrome exhaust tips and sport stripes; as well as the original style wheels and tires that were used during the filming of the Mod Squad. This 340-cid, 275-hp V-8 Challenger was also used as a PR/show car in period and was featured in the highly respected Mopar Collector Guide as designated by Chrysler for ‘special handling’ and destined for Universal Studios and is positively identified by its VIN as such.
Only two E-body convertibles exist and this one is fully documented and certified. This Challenger could be one of the most important Mopar cars on the market today. Rare someone have a chance to acquire a car of this magnitude at an investment price. Bid with confidence this might just be one of the best car.