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Looking at a 70 RTSE to buy...need some valuation

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  1. djais1801

    djais1801 Well-Known Member

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    Car is a #3 to #2 car...13yr old restoration.
    It is a NOM 440 4spd...
    Fender Tag
    Real RTSE
    Real FC7
    Real 4spd
    Real U code
    Real Trak Pak Dana 60
    He's asking 50k 70 pcp challenger.jpg
     
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  2. doubleyellow

    doubleyellow Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking car. White R/T stripe nice touch.

    Be sure to really go through the body in-depth (quarters, frame rails, floors, trunk floor, any bubbles around rear window SE insert, body panel misalignments, etc), and evaluate any previous bodywork and paint. If you have to redo anything there it's major unplanned cost (take it from me) on top of your purchase price. Other mechanical items can be done for containable cost, it's the body/paint that can skyrocket (unless doing it yourself).

    If the body is good, and all the drivetrain and SE stuff is there (i.e. overhead console) then 50K plus or minus seems reasonable, but other experts will chime in for sure.
     
  3. djais1801

    djais1801 Well-Known Member

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    it runs strong, but needs a good cleaning and some incorrect parts (headers, milodon oil pan, mild cam) dyno'd 403hp at the rear wheels. Hood needs new hinges...has fender tag and rebuilt back to the fender tag...yes has overhead console...it drove well, no rattles, front end is tight...no leaks. interior is clean
     
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  4. Cuda Hunter

    Cuda Hunter Well-Known Member

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    You can't build it for 50K.
     
  5. Mopars & Missiles

    Mopars & Missiles Well-Known Member

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    Geezz, I think I better put mine up for sale if they get that kind of money?
     
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  6. Cuda Hunter

    Cuda Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Is yours a U code? Or a V code? In the most popular color for a challenger? fc7 ? 4 speed dana 60 with b.s. and fender tag?
    Only two steps up from a U code. V and R.
     
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    Looks really nice!
    I have a 70 SE, non RT -
    May want to 2x correctness of restoration, if that's important to you
    Not a criticism of care just a couple of observations
    70 wheels weren't all chrome as this car has (had stainless beauty rings)
    Chrome wheels still look really nice though
    From the side view the exhaust tips appear to protrude farther out than I remember
    I much agree with Cuda Hunter, you can't build a car like that for 50 k
    Mine would easily take $20k to restore and it's a complete, non-rust car!
    Good luck with your decision!
     
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  8. djais1801

    djais1801 Well-Known Member

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    I am not crazy about those wheels to begin with...I like to personalize my rides and keep them looking stock...I am definitely a body color steelies guy...i'd want it like these pcp challenger.jpg IMG_6845.PNG
     
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    djais1801 Well-Known Member

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    here's my past mopars...I just can't seem to hold onto them lol...the demon and the 72 RR I let go of at car shows when the not for sale price was met IMG_1043.PNG IMG_1050.jpg IMG_1166.jpg IMG_1531.PNG IMG_3610.jpg
     
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    I think it's a nice looking car. cudahunter is right you can't build it for that price. There is also one similar to it down in FL with a white top.
     
  11. djais1801

    djais1801 Well-Known Member

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    Is it a u code 4spd?