Elsewhere within the ClassicCars.com Journal, we’re that includes a 1971 Plymouth GTX that’s being auctioned on AutoHunter, so we thought it could be a superb alternative to indicate you the Dodge model of the identical automotive to check their designs. For that cause, this 1971 Dodge Charger R/T is our Pick of the Day. It’s on the market on ClassicCars.com by a Michigan seller. (Click on the hyperlink to view the itemizing)
The Dodge Charger experienced big changes for 1971, very like Plymouth’s Satellite tv for pc sequence. For one, the Charger went from being a specialty coupe to an entire vary of coupes changing the Coronet coupes from 1968-70. There was a Charger for each sort of shopper: budget-minded (Charger coupe and hardtop), well-appointed (Charger 500), luxurious (Charger 500), econo-muscle (Charger Super Bee) and upscale efficiency (Charger R/T). The Charger R/T continued to function a normal 440 Magnum, although for 1971 it was rated at 370, down 5 from 1970. A louvered hood was a part of the usual configuration, with the Ram Charger air induction system optionally available on each 440s and customary on the Hemi. The Charger R/T was additionally the one Charger to function simulated door louvers.
Just like the GTX, a number of choices had been accessible to make your Charger R/T scorching or hotter, together with urethane body-colored bumpers, and entrance and rear spoilers. In contrast to the GTX, the Charger R/T was accessible with hid headlights as an possibility. The Charger R/T didn’t have a number of stripe selections just like the GTX, because the Charger R/T had customary “physique facet tape efficiency stripes” in black with the choice to delete them.
Each the GTX and Charger R/T have their very own strengths in relation to styling. This 1971 Charger R/T provides us a good suggestion why some individuals desire the Dodge. The vendor claims the Charger “was fully restored 4 years in the past by a neighborhood fanatic who bought the automotive from Michigan” and has been pushed just one,000 miles since. Per the VIN, we all know the U code within the fifth character means it has the usual 440 Magnum, although the unique engine is lengthy gone. Two fascinating choices for this automotive are the hid headlamps and the black and orange material inside, the latter which properly matches the EV2 Hemi Orange paint. It additionally has the Ram Charger hood, although the N96 code doesn’t seem on the fender tag so this seemingly has been added. Wheels are clearly aftermarket.
So what’ll or not it’s? Do you favor the GTX or this 1971 Charger R/T? Should you’re leaning in the direction of the latter, it’ll make your pockets $59,900 lighter. Contemplating how loopy 1968-70 Charger costs are nowadays, that’s a veritable discount for all of the efficiency and appeal in a extra fashionable bundle.
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