Last updated on February 18, 2022
Today’s car is a 1970 Dodge Challenger modified to look like a dirt racing car. This car was trailered in by Robert Mason. Robert who was driving by The Point in El Segundo, CA saw that the Manhattan Beach Cars and Coffee gathering was in full swing. He thought it would be fun to bring this pretty cool car that is from the show Roadkill and Roadkill Garage on Motor Trend. The car is completely stock. It is a very underpowered car that can spin the giant off-road wheels and tires. All they did was cut out the fenders, gut the interior, no gages what so ever, add a starter button, add a roll cage, add bucket seats, and the addition of an fuel cell located in the trunk. Now you have this beastly looking off road car with the mud included. Personally I would have an oil pressure gage, and get some authentic Southern California mud on those tires. but that is just me.
This car is powered a 318 cu in, 5.2 L V8 producing 230 hp. It transfers that power though a 3-speed TorqueFlite transmission. Slowing the baby down are disc brakes up front and hydraulic drum in the rear. The front suspension is torsion-bar and in the rear is a live axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs. The original MSRP was $2953.00. The total number of 1970 Dodge Challengers produced was 46,880 of which 36,951 were V8’s.
This is not your normal weekend Cars and Coffee fare, but very fun and different. A TV show star! Thanks Robert for sharing and giving us something totally different to look at. Thanks for riding along. Frank