1971 Dodge Charger R/T 440 Magnum
Fellow gearheads, today I bring to you another fully restored and amazing muscle car. This bright red beauty is a rare car, and it is in nearly perfect condition! Behold this red 1971 Dodge Charger R/T 440 Magnum!
In 1971, the Charger R/T was redesigned to feature this “coke bottle” styling. The trend at the time was to design cars to be long and sleek, and this Charger is certainly a great example of that! You may remember we previously covered a blue Hemi 1970 Charger, and the body style change is very apparent. I personally like both, so it would be hard to choose between the two!
This car was meticulously restored to the condition you see here, and it is truly a blast from the past. You don’t often see these time-capsule cars in such amazing condition! The car was painted in this retina searing FE5 Bright Red from the factory. The paint is obviously fantastic! The car features L37-code concealed headlamps, which are something that you do not see in modern cars. I think the hidden headlights are really cool. I like the fact that this car is restored to factory, to give us all a glimpse of what cars were like in 1971.
This car still retains the factory original 440 CID Magnum V8 it came with from the factory, which is also rare. Most of these were drag raced and hot rodded to death back in the day, so it is refreshing to see one that survived! This 440 Magnum had 9.5:1 compression and made 370 horsepower and 480 lb ft of torque. I can only imagine what nearly 500 lb ft of torque could do to those back tires during a red light launch! The car also sports the rare original TorqueFlite 3 speed automatic. Only 2,172 R/T Chargers came with this transmission in 1971, so this is a very rare car indeed!
1971 Dodge Charger R/T 440 Magnum Interior
I personally love the black vinyl bucket seats with Hounds-tooth inserts. The wood-grain steering wheel and dash inserts were popular at that time, and these look nearly perfect. The interior of this car is immaculate, and looks like the day it left the factory. I find it fascinating that these big, heavy cars with huge V8s had such pencil-thin steering wheels. Most modern cars weigh a lot less and have small engines, yet they have steering wheels that are so much thicker. I would imagine the thin steering wheels made it more difficult to control these big cars.
This Bright Red 71 Dodge Charger R/T 440 Magnum is about as close to original as possible. I hope you enjoyed this fully restored muscle car. This is one of those cars that, in my opinion, has both the beauty and the brawn to make it a show winner. What do you think of this car?
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