Every once in a while we run across a car we know you would love to see, but that we can’t shoot a full feature on due to time or circumstance. Our neighbor, George, has some cool toys, including a clean four-speed 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner, several cool trucks, and a really bitchin’ big rig. But one of our favorites is his bad black pro street 1970 Challenger. Last week we saw the Challenger parked in his driveway waiting for its prospective new owner to come check it out. We took the limited time to shoot a few photos and bring you this “mini-feature”. Check out all 19 photos here.
George’s ’70 Challenger features all the required elements of any good pro street car, wrapped in a beautiful black package. Stock handles and bumpers leave no one guessing what it is, and keep the look classic. On the inside a mostly stock black interior is accented with race buckets, vinyl covered tin work, and an assortment of Auto Meter gauges.
For go power, George’s Challenger features 500 inches of big-block Mopar. The big-block utilizes Indy cylinder heads, an Edelbrock Victor intake, a Holley carburetor, and MSD ignition to make more than 750 horsepower. All that power funnels through a built 727, on its way back to a heavily fortified Dana 60. To get all that power to the ground, the Challenger relies on ladder bars, a diagonal track bar, Weld Wheels, and a big set of 32/17.50/15 Mickey Thompson ET Streets.
George drives it on the street to local hangouts but, like a lot of you, hasn’t had time to hit the dragstrip. We’re guessing that with a day of testing the car would be real close to needing a cage rather than just the 8-point bar it has in it now. But, we may never know as George is working to make a deal on it. We’re working to setup a couple feature shoots with some of his other toys though, so stay tuned.