LOW LOW MILES…RARE
ew cars can compare with this spectacular 100% matching-numbers 1970 Charger R/T Hemi, which is one of only 56 Hemi Chargers built that year, sporting a 1-of-1 color combination on top of being the only Hemi Charger ever built with the Performance hood with engine call-out. We also believe this is the most heavily optioned 1970 Dodge Charger R/T Hemi in existence. This Charger is so amazing that it received a rating of 1.1 from Galen Govier. Oh, did we mention the science fiction level documentation, the complete ownership history from new and one of the best stories we’ve ever seen attached to a Mopar muscle car? Make no bones about it-this is the ultimate, no excuses Hemi Charger. If you are a 68-70 Dodge Charger fan like we are, this is THE Hemi to own if you’re serious about having the absolute best.
Our story begins in California in 1968, where a young lad of 13 by the name of Wayne Gagosian landed a job washing dishes with the intent of saving enough money to purchase a Hemi Charger when he was old enough to drive. The Gagosian family lived very close to Carl Berger Dodge in San Diego, CA and Wayne had grown up watching the Dodge muscle cars roll into the dealership, sparking his fascination with the Dodge Charger R/T Hemi. Two years later, at the age of fifteen, Wayne had amassed more than $5,500.00 in his Hemi war chest. Unfortunately for Wayne (and fortunately for us, 42 years later), the clock was ticking after news arrived that Dodge was redesigning the Charger for 1971. If Wayne were going to get the Charger he wanted, it would have to be a 1970 model. So off he ran to Carl Berger Dodge and after he stopped checking off options, the final price tallied $6,100.00!
Check out the breakdown of the original fender tag on this R/T, which is backed up by the original Chrysler Corporation Broadcast Sheet and the original Window Sticker from Carl Berger Dodge:
2-Door Sports Hardtop
R0G: 426 HEMI 425 horsepower 2×4 barrel 8 cylinders
St. Louis, MO, USA
223755: Sequence number
E74: 426 Hemi 2×4 barrel V8 425hp
D21: 4-Speed Manual Transmission
FY1: Top Banana Exterior Color
C6XA: Trim – Charger, Vinyl Bucket Seats, Charcoal/Black
TX9: Black Int. Door Frames
512: Build Date: May 12
139446: Order number
V1X: Full Vinyl Top, Black
A01: Light Package
A33: Track Pak w/3.54 ratio
B51: Power Brakes
C21: Center Front Seat Cushion
C55: Bucket Seats
G36: OS Dual Racing Mirrors
J25: 3-Speed Wipers
J45: Hood Tie-Down Pins
L31: Hood/Fender Mounted Turn Signals
M21: Roof drip rail moldings
M25: Wide sill moldings
M31: Belt Moldings
N95: Emissions Control
P31: Power Windows
R22: AM Radio with 8-Track (10 Watts)
V24: Performance hood paint treatment with engine callout
V6X: Longitudinal Stripes, Black
26: 26 inch Radiator
END: End of Sales Codes
In May of 1970, this incredible Charger arrived in San Diego, but since Wayne was two months shy of getting his driver’s license, his mom was forced (!!!) to drive the Hemi 4 speed home. In July of 1970, Wayne took his driver’s test in the Charger and managed to secure his driver’s license. Thrilled at having such a high profile machine, the sixteen year old buy did what any of us in his position would have done-he set about impressing females with his car and engaged in a little street racing. However, Wayne was a practical kid and the merits of owning a loaded Hemi Charger soon wore thin. Given the era and his age, insurance costs were sky high and as was the case with nearly all Hemi cars, the car was simply not a practical daily driver. In that first year of ownership, Wayne managed to roll up 6,000 miles on the Charger and then traded it in on a brown 440 powered 1971 Charger R/T.
Since Wayne was a responsible kid, all of the Charger’s original paperwork had been stashed away and was presented to the dealer at trade-in, including the original Window Sticker, the original books & manuals, original Warranty Card, original dealer paperwork and the original California license plate. Those documents remain with the car to this day.
Having dodged the bullet of being ordered by a 15 year old and surviving unscathed as a 16 year old learned to drive, the Hemi Charger was purchased February 13 of 1971 by Lee Hancock, who lovingly took care of the car for the better of three decades and was a card carrying member of the National Hemi Owners Association. When Lee passed away in 2000, the Charger had 28,000 and a new set of documents, including service records, California registrations, etc., to pass along to the third owner, Akbar Aly, who wrote to famed Chrysler authentication expert Galen Govier, wondering what on earth he had.
In 2003, although the car was remarkably intact and well preserved, showing just over 30,000 original miles, it went to Doug Stewart for a cosmetic restoration. After the professional repaint and detail as completed, Galen Govier performed a visual inspection on the car and graded it as a 1.1, which is the highest rating we’ve ever seen on a Galen Govier visual inspection report. As Galen pointed out in his visual inspection report, this Charger has all of its original sheet-metal, original 426 HEMI engine (with all original components), original transmission, original fender tag and all original body stamps and tags. In short, this is as good as it gets. Shortly after the restoration was completed in 2005, the Charger traded hands for a cool $275,000.00!
And to finish off the amazing story behind this Charger, the car was selected by Daimler Chrysler to be used as a feature for their commercial display at SEMA in 2005. At SEMA 2005, Wayne and the Charger were reunited at an event that created the ultimate photo opportunity and appeared in dozens of collector car magazines. If you want a no-stories Charger with an awesome story, this is the one!
This is a pristine 2006 Dodge Viper Coupe. This particular car is garage kept and in showroom condition. It has been garage kept and never been driven in incliment weather. It has the best sounding Borla Exhaust ever to grace a V10. In addition it has the Mopar short shift kit. (original shift lever is present) BRAND NEW NITTO TIRES all the way around. You will not find a nicer coupe on the market. If you are not familiar with this car, here is some more information:
The Dodge Viper was first introduced in 1992, the mating of an experiment in organizational culture and atruck engine. In 1996, the Viper GTS Coupe raised the bar by lowering the weight. When the 2003 Viper came out, the coupe was temporarily dropped – but it’s back again as a 2006 model. The 500 horsepower V-10 remains standard, as does a 0-60 sprint time of under 4 seconds, and 0-100-0 in the low 12-second range. Like the Viper GTS Coupe, the SRT-10 Coupe has a “double-bubble” roof and unique rear styling with wrap-around taillamps; and like the first coupe, it is more rigid than the convertible (thanks to having a roof) and, most likely, lighter. It also was designed to have more downforce for high-speed stability. The only bodywork that the Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe shares with the Convertible is the front fascia and fenders, hood and doors. In addition to the new canopy and decklid, the 2006 Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe has a special windshield surround, door side glass, rear fascia, quarter panels, taillights, and color scheme. Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe-unique interior pieces also include various weatherstrip pieces, headliner, carpet and trim panels.
The decklid for the Dodge Viper SRT10Coupe was designed for customer convenience as well as structural integrity. The decklid opening is deeply integrated into the rear fascia, which offers a low lift-over height for stowing cargo. Gas struts hold the decklid in place when open; when closed, the decklid is secured with a lock that meets federal regulations for latch safety. Underneath that decklid are an extra 4 cubic feet of trunk space over the ragtop, providing a total of 6.25 cubic feet.
The 2006 Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe design also took some of its cues from Dodge Viper’s heritage. For example, the Center High-Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL) on the decklid, although all-new for 2006, looks similar to the “snake-head” design on the Viper GTS of 1996-2002.
The 2006 Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe will be available initially in Viper Blue with twin Stone White racing stripes, harkening back to one of the most popular Vipers ever, the 1996 Dodge Viper GTS.
The “double-bubble” roofline does not just provide more headroom; it gives space for helmet clearance. The roof and headliner structure also offer room to accommodate a safety cage, while maintaining as much headroom as possible.
The body is built from a backbone tubular space frame with separate cowl structure with SMC and RIM body panels, aluminum sills, RIM front and rear fascias with composite impact beams. It’s a front-engine, rear-drivecar.
2006 Dodge Viper Coupe powertrain
The magic numbers for the Dodge Viper SRT10 are 500/500/500 — representing 500 horsepower, 525 pound-feet of torque and 505 cubic inches of displacement. (That’s 8.3 liters, 372 kW, and 712 Nm). Ninety percent of the torque is available to the driver across a wide band — the 1,500-5,600 rpm range. Transferring the Dodge Viper SRT10’s power to the rear wheels is a heavy-duty six-speed manual transmission.
Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe braking power is defined by Brembo 44/40 dual opposing piston calipers in the front and Brembo 42/38 dual opposing calipers in the rear, gripping four 14-inch rotors. An anti-lock braking system (ABS) prevents lockup during hard braking. This system results in a world-class braking performance of 60-0 mph in less than 100 feet, and completion of SRT’s signature 0-100-0 mph test in the low 12-second range.
Handling and ride characteristics for the 2006 Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe is derived from a race-bred, four-wheel independent suspension featuring lightweight, high-performance aluminum control arms and knuckles, damped by lightweight coil-over shock absorbers. Power is delivered to the pavement via a Dana 44-4 Hydra-Lok speed-sensing limited-slip differential. The 2006 Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe rides on unique forged aluminum wheels — 18″ x 10″ front and 19″ x 13″ in the rear. Each is clad with a Michelin zero pressure run-flat tire, and each tire includes a low-pressure sensor in the valve stem.
The 2006 Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe will be available in Dodge dealerships in the fall of 2005. The car is still hand-built at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit.
Dodge Viper SRT-10 Coupe specifications
All dimensions are in inches (millimeters) unless otherwise noted.
V-10 engine and drivetrain
10-cylinder, 90-degree V-type, liquid-cooled, with sequential, multi-port, electronic fuel injection, 29 overhead valves, and roller-type hydraulic lifters. The block and heads are aluminum alloy, with cast-iron liners.
Bore x Stroke: 4.03 x 3.96 (102.4 x 100.6)
Compression Ratio: 9.6:1
Max. Engine Speed: 6000 rpm
Fuel: Unleaded premium—91 octane (R+M)/2
Oil Capacity: 10.5 qt. (9.9L)
Coolant Capacity: 12.8 qt. (11.9L)
Emission Controls: Four, three-way catalytic converters, heated oxygen sensors
136-amp high-speed alternator with 600 CCA battery
Manual six-speed overdrive transmission with Hurst shifter mechanism and linkage. Synchronized in all gears, electronic 1-4 skip-shift and reverse lockout mechanisms.
Gear ratios: 2.66, 1.78, 1.30, 1.00, 0.74, 0.50; overall top gear, 1.5; axle ratio, 3.07
Final drive: Frame-mounted hypoid bevel gear with Dana Hydra-Lok speed-sensing limited-slip differential
DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES(a) Wheelbase 98.8 (2510) Track, Front 61.6 (1565) Track, Rear 60.9 (1547) Overall Length 175.6 (4459) Overall Width (at sills) 75.2 (1911) Overall Height 48.6 (1234) Ground Clearance 5.125 (130) Curb Weight (estimated) 3,410 lbs. (1546 kg) Weight Distribution F/R 49.4/50.6% Frontal Area 19.3 sq. ft. (1.79 sq. m) Drag Coefficient 0.39 (estimated) Fuel Tank Capacity 18.5 gal. (70L) ACCOMMODATIONS Seating Capacity 2 Head Room 36.5 (926) Leg Room 42.4 (1077) Shoulder Room 54.1 (1375) Seat Travel 7.6 (192) Recliner Range 45 AM/FM/CD radio with internal six-disc changer, with 310-watt RMS Audio Amplifier and seven speakers SUSPENSION Front Cast-aluminum unequal-length upper and lower A arms, coil springs, low-pressure gas-charged shock absorbers, stabilizer bar Rear Cast-aluminum unequal-length upper and lower A arms, toe-control links, coil springs, low-pressure gas-charged shock absorbers, stabilizer bar STEERING Type Power-assisted rack and pinion Overall Ratio 16.7:1 Turning Diameter 40.5 ft. (12.34 m); steering turns, lock-to-lock: 2.4 TIRES and WHEELS Size and Type P275/35 ZR18 front, P345/30 ZR19 rear; Michelin ZP with low-pressure sensors in valve stems on forged aluminum wheels (18×10.0 front, 19×13 rear) Revs per Mile Front 805.42 rpm; Rear 756.97 rpm BRAKES Front 14.0 x 1.26 (355.0 x 32) vented disc, with four-piston fixed caliper ABS Rear 14.0 x 1.26 (355.0 x 32) vented disc, with four-piston fixed caliper and ABS with single-piston sliding caliper parking brake Power Assist Type Tandem diaphragm vacuum with zero lost travel
With only one previous owner, this automobile is ready for you.This is a smoke-free automobile.There is no damage evident on this vehicle.This is a garage kept vehicle.The engine on this vehicle is running properly.This vehicle has no known defects.The exterior of this vehicle is extra clean.Extra clean interior. Absolutely no rips, odors or abuse.The tires on this vehicle appear to have no wear at all.The mileage represented on this vehicle is accurate.There are no noticeable dings on the exterior of this vehicle.This vehicle has a smooth shifting transmission.All power equipment is functioning properly.
The guys working on this car spent dozens, if not hundreds of hours sanding the body until every last wrinkle and wave was banished from the surface. Then the 2-stage Hemi Orange paint went on. We had this car parked next to the all-original survivor A12 on the floor, and the difference between this paint and the vintage 1969 stuff is mind-blowing. Dont get me wrong, original is cool, but anyone who sees this car in person will understand that theres nothing like immaculate, deep, color-sanded and buffed urethane to make a car look like a million bucks.
And no restoration is complete without taking all the bright pieces to show-car levels, which is exactly what we did with this one. All the stainless glitters like a mirror, the chrome pieces are either freshly re-plated originals or excellent reproductions, and theres nothing here that is merely adequate. Emblems and badges are exact for the winning edge at a show.
OK, so it looks nice. How does it run? Well, have a look under the hood. Thats the original 440HP big block, fully detailed and covered in matching Hemi Orange paint. Up top, theres a correct Edelbrock 3×2 Six Pack intake with three 2-barrel carburetors complete with the proper choke and fast idle solenoid assemblies, all fed by that giant oval air cleaner that inhales deeply through the scoop on the lift-off hood. Theres a correct 054 radiator up front, hooked up to the motor by reproduction radiator and heater hoses with correct Corbin clamps. Date coded correct spark plug wires connect to a rebuilt distributor and ride in reproduction wire looms. The batterys a group 25 reproduction item with the correct red caps, and note that the alternator pulley is the correct 2-belt piece, even though these cars never used the second channel (just like the Hemis). New cables, the correct PCV valve and a rebuilt master cylinder add to the look.
Underneath youll find some of the finest metalwork Ive ever seen on a car. Yes, the floors are new, but I defy you to locate the seams. The guys in our restoration shop, Mike Velek in particular, went all-out to make these floors look original. Come in and have a look at the car and well put it up on a lift, and see if you can find where the fresh steel was stitched in. And once that was done, it was coated in a tidy layer of factory-style undercoating to make it authentic and not over-restored looking. Since this is an A12, after all, theres also the heavy duty 4-speed manual transmission feeding a stout Dana 60 out back with 4.10 gears and a Sure Grip limited slip unit. Theres a new dual exhaust system with all the correct hangers and polished tips, rebuilt stock suspension, and fresh brakes all around. Wheels are A12 steel units (hubcaps? We dont need no stinkin hubcaps!) wearing F70-15 Goodyear Polyglas redlines as original.
Inside, it is about as nice as they come, and like the white vinyl top, the black and white interior is a very rare find on an A12. A vast, vast majority of these cars had black interiors, so finding one with a white setup is a very pleasant surprise. The black carpets and dashboard keep it from being overwhelming, and they are all new of course. Rebuilt gauges, including the Tic-Toc-Tach, live under a fresh dash pad, and tie in nicely with the restored steering wheel. The white seats feature fresh foam over the original frames, covered with exact reproduction seat covers that fit snugly. The seat belts are restored, and youre gonna need em with the acceleration this car can generate. The black headliner is also new and has been expertly installed with no sags or wrinkles. Sparkling white door panels finish the interior.