1971 Dodge Challenger ConvertibleSource: member8606773
Bowling Green, Ohio, U.S.A.
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Posted: 18 Aug 2010
Specs & DetailsExterior Color: tan
Interior Color: brown
Miles Driven: 24,900
OWNER HISTORY: The original owner purchased this 1971 Dodge Challenger convertible for his wife new, from Maumee Valley Dodge, Maumee, Ohio. She did not much care for it so it was hardly ever driven accounting for its remarkable “like-new” condition and very low miles. The current owner purchased it from the original owner’s estate in 2005 with only 24,630. He has kept it under wraps to preserve its original condition putting on less than 300 miles in the five years he has owned it. He recently completed a L.O.F. service and replaced the coolant. Everything is in like-new condition, and other than the old tires, it is ready to drive away!
MARQUE HISTORY: The Dodge Challenger was introduced in 1970 as Dodge’s answer to the Mustang and Camaro. Challengers featured a low profile with a full-width, scoop-like grille opening. The sides bore the familiar “Coke-bottle” profile, with raised rear fenders tapering down at the taillights. The 1971 Dodge Challenger continued to use the same body as originally introduced in 1970 with very minor trim changes, namely a slightly revised grille and slightly revised taillight treatments.
INCLUDED WITH PURCHASE: Original Window Sticker, Broadcast Sheet, Vehicle Buyer’s Order, Purchase Receipt, Operators Manual, Dealer’s Key Tag & Keys, Collapsible Spare Tire & Inflator, Mopar DashLight Accessory, Extra Keys, Touch-up Paint, Aftermarket Air Compressor, Carpeted Floor Mats, Convertible Boot Cover
SPECIFICATIONS: 383CI V8 Engine, 2-Bbl Carburetor, 275 HP, Overhead Valves, Cast Iron Block, 4.25” Bore X 3.38” Stroke, 9.2:1 Compression, Five Main Bearings, Hydraulic Valve Lifters, 110” Wheelbase, 192” O/A Length, FR70X14 White Wall Tires, Torqueflite Automatic Transmission, Torsion Bar Suspension.
FEATURES: Vinyl Bucket Seats, Cigar Lighter, Dual Horns, Day/Night Inside Mirror, Left Outside Rearview Mirror, Windshield Washers, Concealed Two-Speed Electric Wipers, Energy Absorbing Steering Column, Passenger Guard Door Locks, Lap Belts Front & Rear, Cushioned Instrument Panel & Sun Visors, Energy Absorbing Front Seat Back Tops, Front Head Restraints, Heater/Defroster, Four Way Hazard Warning Flasher, Back Up Lights, Side Marker Lights/Reflectors, Directional Signals, Safety Rim Wheels, Self Adjusting Brakes, Dual Master Cylinder Brake System W/Warning Light, Anti-Theft Lock Steering Wheel, Three-Spoke Steering Wheel, Ignition Key Warning Buzzer, Keyless Door Locking, Front/Rear Side Arm Rests, Ash Trays, Cigarette Lighter, Color-Keyed Carpeting, Ventless Side Windows, Glove Box W/Rotary Latch, Front Courtesy & Pocket Panel Lights, Collapsible Spare Tire.
OPTIONS: Light Group (Ashtray Lite, Glove Box Lite, Instrument Panel Flood Lamp W/Time Delay, Ignition W/Time Delay, Headlamp-On Reminder Buzzer, Front Disc Brakes, Power Brakes, Console, Torqueflite Transmission, Sure Grip Differential, 383 CID V8 Engine, Tinted Glass, Glass Rear Window, Manual Right Outside Mirror, Remote Control Left Outside Mirror, Air Conditioning, Variable Speed Windshield Wipers, Rear Deck Lid Luggage Rack, Power Convertible Top, Multiplex AM/FM Stereo Radio, Rallye Suspension, Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers, Power Steering, Convertible Top, Vinyl Body Side Molding, Road Wheels w/Chrome Trim Ring, F70X14 WSW Tires (now FR70X14).
A whopping $1,465 worth of options! Total sticker price of $4,702!
VIN (JH27L1B367221) DECODED:
J – Car Line = Dodge Challenger
H – Price Class = High Line
27 – Body Type = Convertible
L – Engine = 383CI, 275HP, 1-2BBL, 8 CYLINDER
1 – Model Year = 1971
B – Assembly Plant = Dodge Main, Hamtramck, Mich
367221 – Sequence Number = 267221st Vehicle
The last 8 numbers of the VIN are also stamped on the radiator support, cowl area, fender tag, engine, and transmission. This is definitely a “numbers matching” original Dodge Challenger.
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From Wikipedia Dodge is a United States-based brand of automobiles, minivans, and sport utility vehicles, manufactured by Chrysler Group LLC, a multinational manufacturer in a global strategic alliance with Fiat, in more than 60 different countries and territories worldwide. Founded as the Dodge Brothers Company in 1900 to supply parts and assemblies for Detroit's growing auto industry, Dodge began making its own complete vehicles in 1915.