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How You Can Buy One of the Original 1970 Plum Crazy Dodge Challengers

An extremely rare 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T is coming up for auction. This car is so perfect it is on the Chrysler Registry.


One of the most loved of all muscle cars is the 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T and an upcoming Mecum Auction has a pristine one about to cross the auction block. This particular Challenger is in the famous Plum Crazy original color and comes complete with the car’s original sticker and the original broadcast sheet detailing the special equipment that was ordered.

The car is so clean that it is one of the featured lots for the Mecum Auction scheduled for July 29-31, 2021, in Orlando.

Plum Crazy Challenger Details

  • Ordered in High Impact paint color C7 or Plum Crazy
  • White Interior
  • 2 Door
  • Black Vinyl Hardtop
  • 383 Cubic Inch V-8 Engine
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Listed in the Chrysler Registry

Sticker and Registry Details

The sticker says the car was built in Hamtramk, Michigan, and ordered by Pickard-Dunn Dodge of Greensboro, North Carolina. The price at the time was a whopping $4,090.45. According to the document from the Chrysler Registry, this vehicle is #61 of 253 of all known 1970 383-4BBL Dodge Challenger R/T 2-door hardtops known to still exist. It does not suggest who owned the beauty. The listing does not give the mileage or say if all the numbers match on the car.

According to the details with the car, 8,939 of the 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 2-door hardtop models with the 383-4BBL engine were built. 6,014 were automatics, 355 were 3-speeds and 2570 were 4-speeds. Some were built in Hamtramk, others were built in Los Angeles.

For more on the 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T in Plum Crazy check out the Mecum listing for the July 29-31, 2021 Auction in Orlando, Florida.

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