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1970 Challenger question

Wasn't sure if I should post this here.

Does anyone know what a Yellow 1970 challenger convertible automatic(not a R/T) in mint condition would sell for?

P.S. the ad says that it is an 8 cylinder car, not sure how big. I believe that if it isn't a R/T it would be a 318, chances are i'm wrong.

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Basket case/ in need of total restos are going for 12-20k depending on the amount of work needed. A car like you are describing is more in the 25-high 30's at least. Make it an R/T and we're much higher. Convertible e-bodies,( 70-72 cudas and challengers), are always in demand.
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Some other factors will affect price.

Non R/T's could get a variety of V8 (318, 383-2bbl, 383-4bbl...you get the idea) engines. The hi-po engines will add value to the price.

Then the options (dual mirrors, A/C, bucket seats vs. bench seat, radio, standard guage cluster vs. Rallye cluster, 'standard' steel wheels vs. optional rallye or magnum wheels, suspension, power brakes, disc brakes, axle ratio and whether it has a power operated top)

3-speed manual tranny was standard, optional were the 4-speed manual and the Torqueflite automatics.

Then whether it has the floor console (required bucket seats). Deduct a bit for column shift automatic. Manual tranny could be had with or without console.

If it has "V8" badges on the fenders - probably a 318 or 383-2bbl engine.

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Out of Old Cars Price Guide

No 1 condition not driven $55,000

No 2 condition $38,500

No 3 condition $24,750

No 4 condition $11,000

No 5 condition $6,600
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Wasn't sure if I should post this here.

Does anyone know what a Yellow 1970 challenger convertible automatic(not a R/T) in mint condition would sell for?

P.S. the ad says that it is an 8 cylinder car, not sure how big. I believe that if it isn't a R/T it would be a 318, chances are i'm wrong.

Thanks.
they were only made 2 years...

...70 Challenger convertibles were available with the RT package, approx 1,000 were made...71 Challenger convertibles were not available as an RT

...earlier price guidelines are pretty close...in todays market you might get a steal

...factors

...condition/rust/rot other damage
...RT or not
...engine size
...original matching number engine
...color and options, high impact colors and lots of options can greatly enhance the value

1970 Challenger T/A....Panther Pink, AT
1970 Challenger T/A....Plum Crazy, 4spd
1970 Challenger T/A....White, 4spd
1970 Challenger RT conv...Lime, 383 AT
1970 Challenger RT...Black, 440 6-PACK AT
1971 Challenger RT...Green, 340 AT
2009 Challenger SRT...Torred, 6spd
2009 HURST Challenger SRT, Series 4, Black/Gold
2009 HURST Challenger RT, Series 3, White/Gold
2010 HURST Challenger SRT, Comp Plus, "FF"
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Condition, originality, complete parts will change value alot. It takes money to finish these cars even with the large avaliability of aftermarket items. Consider what you may want to modify on car, or keep original. Probably should find decent non R/T convertible for around $25,000, nice trim and mechanically sound.

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they were only made 2 years...

...70 Challenger convertibles were available with the RT package, approx 1,000 were made...71 Challenger convertibles were not available as an RT

...earlier price guidelines are pretty close...in todays market you might get a steal

...factors

...condition/rust/rot other damage
...RT or not
...engine size
...original matching number engine
...color and options, high impact colors and lots of options can greatly enhance the value
I agree, there are lots of variables. Find out as much as you can, and start your research. I track 70-71 Challenger conv sales on ebay and have about 1 year of history, send me a PM and I can share.
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Recently I have noticed that the selling price of all classic cars(not just Challengers) has dropped significantly. The last two Barret Jackson auctions that I saw were disasters. Its probably the economy. Which means that if you have the cash to buy now is probably a good time. Try making offers below what they want. Also the smallest engine on 1970 RT's from what I recall was the 383. The 340 was put into the TA. Back then the SE model was a luxury package. Also its was possible to get a SE/RT in 1970. The option in 1970 was insane. You could truely build your own car.

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. . . Also the smallest engine on 1970 RT's from what I recall was the 383. . .
True.

In 1970, the standard V8 Challenger could be ordered with the following: 318 (standard), 340, 383 2bb, 383 4bb.

The R/T could be ordered with: 383 4bb (standard), 440 4bbl, 440 six, 426 Hemi.


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Thanks for your help guys, I'm probably going to check the car out soon. I just can't tell enough from small pictures.
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