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Hey guys! Apparently I started an amazing sibling rivalry by getting my 2010 Challenger R/T. My older brother in Nashville, TN had mentioned he really wanted a Challenger after I got mine and had never previously expressed any desire for a muscle car. I get a call the other day from him and he tells me he just purchased a '73 Rallye Challenger with vinyl top and matching numbers. HOLY COW!

It's interior is apparently pretty good, but the exterior and stock 340 need a bit of work. I'm trying to set aside some vacation time to be able to fly out there and work on it a bit with him. The question I have though is this. Is there a way to find out how many '73 Rallye Challengers with vinyl tops were made? My father says it's a pretty rare model, but we're all curious how rare. Anyone have any concrete documented numbers or can at least shed some light from their experience from back in the day? I'll get some pics posted after he sends me some.

The Mahaffey Muscle Car Wars have begun!:bigthumb:
 

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Rowland, We have got to get together some times. I still mess with the old cars too. We are in a good car club in Denison, you might want to check it out. Look up Texoma Vintage and classic car club. We do a lot of stuff and have a meeting every month. It is a good bunch of people. I'll check and see what I can find out about your brothers car. Ronnie
 

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Rowland, We have got to get together some times. I still mess with the old cars too. We are in a good car club in Denison, you might want to check it out. Look up Texoma Vintage and classic car club. We do a lot of stuff and have a meeting every month. It is a good bunch of people. I'll check and see what I can find out about your brothers car. Ronnie
Right on Ronnie, thanks! Shoot me a PM if you wouldn't mind about meeting times and locations man. Would really like to check that club out. :guiness:
 

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Not sure on the vinyl tops but 73 340 challenger numbers are, 279 3-speeds, 1676 4-speeds, 6480 automatics. Hope this helps.
 

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Not sure on the vinyl tops but 73 340 challenger numbers are, 279 3-speeds, 1676 4-speeds, 6480 automatics. Hope this helps.
I'll ask him the specifics on the transmission since I failed to do that last time. Not sure how I missed that, lol. Those numbers do help quite a bit as I found out that the rallye option was just that, an option, not necessarily a trim of the car. It would be immensely difficult to find out a particular option a car was equipped with I would imagine. Thanks a ton for finding that out! :bigthumb:

Mind my asking how you found that out btw?
 

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Ok, I didn't get a break down on the numbers but there was right at 7 thousand Challengers built that year. It isn't going to be a high dollar car. You can go to ALLPAR.com and see if you can get a better count on it. The meetings for the club are the 4th are last Thursday of every month. The March meeting is this coming Thursday nite at the Paper Plate on Main Street in Denison. People will start getting there around 5:45 and the meeting ill start around 7. It is a buffet and it is 10$ a person and it is allways good. We will be having our show in Denison in May and it is all ways a good show. Just let me know if you want to come and I'll be watching for you. Ronnie
 

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The Rallye trim level was a higher content over the base Challenger coupe - it got you:

*Rallye dash (tach and full gauges)
*Rallye "reverse" fender scoop and strobe stripes
*H-D suspension with front and rear sway bars
*Rallye wheels - 14"
*Performance hood

The standard engine was the 318-2bbl, even in the Rallye trim - so it was extra cost to get the 340V8 and the 4-speed was only available on the 340 engine. Torqueflite automatic was extra-cost.

Vinyl roof, A/C were extra cost options across all models in '73
 

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look on the left side front fender engine compartment for the data plate
that will tell you everything you need to know if it is still there.

you can also pull the rear seat and see if the build sheet is still in place,
if so i advise you to be very carfeul when removing it, it can mean a lot
when he goes to resell the car.
 

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I'll ask him the specifics on the transmission since I failed to do that last time. Not sure how I missed that, lol. Those numbers do help quite a bit as I found out that the rallye option was just that, an option, not necessarily a trim of the car. It would be immensely difficult to find out a particular option a car was equipped with I would imagine. Thanks a ton for finding that out! :bigthumb:

Mind my asking how you found that out btw?

Been collecting mopars for years and I bought Galen Govier little white books years ago. They are a wealth of info, all sorts of numbers on 62-74 mopars. You can get them here. GTS Home. In 72 Rallye's were a model JS in the VIN same as the R/T's, instead a JH.
Dan
 
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