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The Original Beast
Went to a car show in my town the other day and came across this lovely green beast. It's a 1970 T/A clone tribute car, comes with a fuel injected forged 340 small block stroked out to 416, 727 Torqueflite automatic with a shift kit (and overdrive, I think?), and a 3.91 Posi rear end. Looking at this car you can definitely see that the modern ones hold mostly true to the old in terms of styling, and I think that's why they're outselling the Camaro even though the Camaro's Alpha platform is light-years ahead of the Challenger's LA platform in terms of performance. Comfort and style will appeal to a larger amount of people than pure performance will if that performance car is lacking style and comfort. The classic formula of sharp, aggressive body lines with some slight curves, a long hood, and a short trunk will never go out of style.
Honestly I think I like the thinner body lines of this car more than the larger modern version. The modern ones can look a little overstuffed from certain angles, especially if they haven't been lowered and retain the factory 4x4 look. But, at some angles, this car looks a little too thin and it can't easily fit anything larger than a 17 or 18" rim.
At the end of the day though, I wouldn't complain about owning either of them!
Last edited by Spartan040; 05-09-2019 at 08:17 AM.