The Hemi powered 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T is one of the most desirable muscle cars in existence. Only 70 were built. A black example is very rare with only 6 known to have been produced. A black one still wearing its original paint? You are looking at the only one in existence.
With production numbers this low the sellers claim that this is believed to be the only original paint black example in existence is completely believable. The car’s provenance is well documented, a big plus when you get to this level of the market. Adding to this, the condition of the car appears to be remarkable with only about 64,000 miles on the odometer and a “numbers matching” engine and drive train.
The engine compartment looks completely correct and as original, though considering the engine has been rebuilt, it would be safe to assume that all of the consumables such as belts and hoses etc. have also been refreshed. In addition to the 426 Hemi, the car has a four-speed transmission and the A34 Trak-Pak option. The original owner also owned a speed shop so it is clear he knew the right combination of options to order at the time.
The interior photo looks like it could be used in a brochure. Only minor hints at some aging can be seen on close inspection. Unfortunately little detail is provided by the seller in terms of the details of the car’s current cosmetic condition (dings, nicks, scrapes, wear etc.). We expect and accept this type of damage on preserved cars, but we wish the quantity and severity of this damage, if any, was disclosed in the auction listing. You can find the car here on eBay in Tuscon Arizona with a Buy it Now price of $275,000.