From Rust to Glory: 1970 Dodge Challenger 'Real Barn Find' Shines with Remarkable Engine Overhaul - 148

If you’re in the market searching for a good-looking Challenger that wouldn’t be a nightmare to restore, the one we have right here is definitely worth checking out. Though, as you’ll discover in a minute, it comes with both good news and bad news.

First and foremost, this is a 1970 Challenger that still sports the original sheet metal and interior. As one would expect, the car isn’t necessarily in its best shape, so you’d still have plenty of body work to do, but on the other hand, the rust doesn’t seem to be such a huge concern as it’s the case on other barn finds.

Because that’s exactly what this Challenger actually is in the first place. eBay seller indared1999 claims the car is a “real barn find,” though unfortunately, we’re not being provided with any information as to where the car has been stored and for how it’s been sitting when they eventually found it.

On the other hand, there’s a change under the hood that could be received with mixed reactions by an interested buyer. The original 318 that came with the car is no longer there, as a previous owner decided to go for a power boost, so they replaced it with a 340 unit paired with a 4-speed transmission.

This is a solid choice for a restomod, but on the other hand, if you planned to restore this Challenger to factory specifications, the original engine is no longer around.

The seller says the car has already received a bunch of fixes to get it to “run and drive really good,” including new brake lines, a new fuel tank, and a reconditioned original radiator.

Plenty of people want to take this Challenger home, as the auction received no less than 35 bids in the few days online. The top offer at the time of writing is $6,100, but the auction is yet to be reached.

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