1970 Dodge Charger RT Hemi
Hello fellow Gearheads,
Today I want to welcome Bruce as a new member of the Official Gearheads club. My buddy Bruce was so kind to share his car with us, and I want to give it a full post so we can enjoy this Mopar monster. This is a 1970 Dodge Charger RT HEMI! You may remember we previously covered a 1969 Dodge Charger Hemi Daytona.
This 1970 Dodge Charger RT Hemi Has A Story
Bruce tells us that the car was born and raised in Texas, but moved to Minnesota in 2007. This 1970 Dodge Charger RT HEMI is not “quite” stock. It was born as a 426 Hemi, but has now been modified to displace 472 cubic inches. This fire-breathing bad boy has undergone a complete rebuild and is quite an amazing car. Take a look below at these images of the car in the paint booth. It was painted by John’s Body Shop in 2014, and the finished product is stunning.
Beauty AND a Beast
This beautiful 1970 Charger RT appears to be a similar to any other Charger RT…until you start the engine. At that point, you know this car is something special. The engine was built by Induction Research, and they built it to shred pavement. This Hemi has a Roller Hydraulic cam and produces 650 ground thumping horsepower at 6400 RPMs. This car must rattle the neighbor’s windows when it starts up! The transmission was rebuilt in 2011 by Chuck Lofgren at Lofgren Auto Specialties. It also has a Dana 60 rear end with 3. 54 spool rear axle to ensure all that power gets to the ground. The car was assembled by The RT Garage.
The car has the performance and the paint job that make it really stand out. The paint is BW Blue, a blend of two colors. This stunning blue paint must turn heads anywhere it goes. Take a look at just how beautiful it turned out in the photos below, as it is an amazing paint job. The chrome Centerline wheels really look great on this car, and it is certainly a fine example of a 1970 Dodge Charger RT HEMI Restomod. This car is exactly what our Gearheads love to see, and I am so happy we had a chance to cover it.
Thanks again to Bruce for sharing with us. Go catch up with him on LinkedIn to see what else he is up to with his hot rod cars, as he has lots of cool toys!