1970 challenger opinions
hey scotty what do you think of a 1970 dodge challenger R/T 426 HEMI 4speed
76000 kms and the owner is asking for 20k canadian but it needs some work
thank you for your time
Cool car - check carefully for RUST.
If you find that they're asking too much based on @Mod_Man and @ChuckTobais advice and want to find a classic car to turn into a project, get into checking out estate auctions. I almost bought a 1972 Cadillac Sedan Deville with a 400 V8 for $1900 earlier this summer at an estate auction. It was garaged and untouched for 38 years. Only reason I didn't is I have three other classic cars I'm fixing up already, lol. You can find interesting old cars for cheap that way. Also look for unpopular old cars. You'll find a deal. I paid $750 for my '79 Pontiac Catalina, only needed a near-complete brake job and new tires to make it driveable!
1970 challengers are not too common now, especially with the 426 HEMI, so I'd say it's a good purchase. 76k kilometers is only 47k miles, and 20k Canadian is only $15,795 US dollars. But the main question is: How much work does it need and what kind of work does it need?
A 1970 Challenger with only 76000kms - NO WAY. The speedo has probably turned over at least once.
Your biggest culprit would be hidden rust/rot. I would crawl all over that baby and look for any previous hidden body work. Rust repair can cost a fortune. Also check the VIN history to verify it not a "clone" hemi.
Check for rust, especially since ur in Canada. If it's good and it runs good, go ahead and buy it for the weekends, I do like them more than the more modern ones.