Dodge was a model produced by Chrysler Corporation, which built several automobiles. Among the Dodge model cars, the Dodge Charger was a sports model produced between 1966 and 1974. In the 1970s, this model was considered as one of the largest muscled cars available in the automobile market. The car was designed by Burt Bouwkamp, the Chief Engineer of Dodge during the 1960s.
The 1970 Dodge Charger was a special model car in the sense that this was the second generation Charger that was the last in that series of models. It had a large wraparound type of chrome bumper. The grill was not divided in the middle like the earlier models. The old vacuum headlights doors were replaced by new electric headlights doors and the side markers were also changed to real lights. The taillight panel of 1970 Dodge Charger 500 and R / T models had a new look taillight panel. Further, a fresh HEMI or 440 hood cutout option was also offered in this model.
New colors were introduced. The interior was redesigned with high-back bucket seats. The door panels were revised. The ignition was shifted to the steering column from the dashboard. A bench seat and a pistol grip shifter were introduced for the first time in this model. The engine option was also changed with the new engine 440 Six Pack having 3 two-barrel carburetors. The rating of the new engine was 390 hp and the horsepower generated was a whopping 375 hp at 4,600 rpm.
A 'Special Edition' model option with high end luxury was presented as 500 SE and R / T SE. The luxury model had vinyl and leather front bucket seats, specifically simulated walnut colored instrument panel and steering wheel, lighting group, pedal dress-up, deep-dish wheel covers, and vinyl map packs.
In spite of all these changes including the new hot engine, production of this Charger slipped due to the introduction of E-body Dodge Challenger and the higher insurance for the Charger. About 49,768 Chargers were produced in 1970, with 10,337 Charger R / T models. Still, the Charger won more championships in the NASCAR season of 1970, with Bobby Isaac triumphing in the Grand National Championship with the Charger. In that year, a Dodge Charger Daytona created history at Talladega Speedway. Buddy Baker was the first car driver that clocked more than 200 mph in a closed course lap. The speed record was not broken for many years.
In spite of the passing of several years, numerous fans exist all over the world for the 1970 Dodge Charger model car. A separate website is maintained exclusive for this Charger, listing all available cars in this particular model. The website is http://www.1970chargerregistry.com/ . The 1970 Dodge Charger fans can view about 2,548 Charger cars registered in this site. A lot of other useful information about 1970 Dodge Charger can also be found in this site. Further, the popular movie series, Fast & Furious, had become a brand ambassador for the iconic 1970 Dodge Charger. The current price of this Charger can not be estimated exactly but people are willing to offer more than $ 8,000 at least for a 1970 Dodge Charger car in good condition.