SCAM AD: 1970 Dodge Charger Coupe – Really $79,900

by | Jul 2022 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Free For All Friday

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July 1, 2022 Update – If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Blame it on early morning writing to meet a deadline. Thinking the $28,000 asking price was too good to be true, sure enough, with a little digging, we found the car is actually listed on for $79,900 by a dealer in Clearwater, Florida. We’re waiting to see whether the scammer tries to call us.

The second-generation Dodge Charger built for the 1968-1970 model years is arguably the most desired version among Mopar fans.  The second-generation car’s distinctive styling was so iconic that many of its styling elements made their way onto the modern four-door Charger Dodge muscle car continues to produce in a look-alike SUV world.

For reasons not clear to us, we do not come across second-generation Dodge Chargers on Craigslist all that often. When we do, they are typically basket-case project cars with bad photography, with sellers asking ridiculous prices.  This 1970 once listed in July 2022 on Craigslist in San Antonio, Texas, finally breaks that mold as it turns out to be the first second-generation Charger ever featured on GuysWithRides.  Presented as what appears to be a well-cared-for, 82K-mile survivor example, the seller provides a detailed description of the car’s fender tag.  This Charger is a nicely optioned example that features working factory air conditioning that has been converted to R134a refrigerant.

Once offered for $26,000,, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is way below the one-year rolling average of $114,292 in this guide’s summary for second-generation Dodge Chargers produced between 1968-1970. That high average results from skewed February 2022 auction results of several high-end, Hemi-powered examples crossing the block. By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you evaluate the price of the Charger featured here:

As a second data point, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #2 Very Good” estimate of $33,400 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $50,700.

Dodge produced the original B-Body-based, rear-wheel-drive Dodge Charger from 1966 through 1978 across four generations.  During the early 1960s, automakers were exploring new ideas in the personal luxury and specialty car segments. Chrysler, slow to enter the specialty car market, selected their Dodge Division to enter the marketplace with a mid-size B-bodied sporty car to fit between the “pony car” Ford Mustang and “personal luxury” Ford Thunderbird.  The intention was to create a fastback look while sharing as much existing company hardware as possible, utilizing lessons learned from the luxury coupe Chrysler 300.  The first-generation Charger fastback, which featured a four-bucket-seat interior and Electro-Luminescent gauges, lasted only two model years.

Chrysler redesigned the entire B-body lineup for the 1968 model year. Designers further differentiated Charger from the Dodge Coronet models. Less upscale than the first generation, the new model featured coke bottle styling by Richard Sias, with curves around the front fenders and rear quarter panels. Front and rear end sheet metal was designed by Harvey J. Winn. The rear end featured a “kick up” spoiler appearance, inspired by Group 7 racing vehicles. The fastback roof was gone, in favor of a “flying buttress” similar to that of the 1966-67 Pontiac GTO. The Charger retained its full-width hidden headlight grille, but a vacuum-operated cover replaced the electric motor-powered rotating headlights. The previous full-width taillights were replaced with dual circular units at the direction of Styling Vice President, Elwood P. Engel. Dual scallops were added to the doors and hood.

Inside, numerous decontented elements were evident in the second-generation Chargers. A conventional fixed rear bench seat replaced the folding bucket seat design. The conventional trunk area included a vinyl mat, rather than the previous model’s carpeted cargo area. The center console in the front remained, but there was no center armrest. The tachometer was now optional and the electroluminescent gauges were replaced with a conventional design.

Even the model’s engine options ended up reduced midyear, when the standard 318 cu in (5.2 L) 2-bbl V8, was replaced with Chrysler’s basic 225 cu in (3.7 L) slant-six.  The 383-2 and 383-4 remained unchanged.

The YouTube Channel features this 1970 Dodge Charger Dealer Promotional Filmstrip converted to video:

Based on the limited pictures and description, we are assuming this 1970 Dodge Charger for sale is a nicely optioned survivor example.  However, you’ll need to confirm that with the seller.  We would also ask for pictures of the engine and undercarriage as well as the fender tag.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Please leave me your email and your phone numberMileage: 82,018
Transmission: Auto
Exterior: Blue
Interior: Blue
Please leave me your email and your phone number

Please leave me your email and your phone number
Seller’s Description:
Showing 82,018 miles. Numbers matching N Code High Performance 383 Cu In V8, numbers matching automatic transmission, updated Edelbrock 4 barrel carburetor, powder-coated wrinkle finished dual-snorkel air cleaner, dual exhaust, working Factory Air Conditioning car upgraded to R134a refrigerant, power steering, power brakes, working hideaway headlights, B5 Bright Blue metallic exterior, black vinyl top, 14” Magnum Wheels with BF Goodrich Radial T/A Tires, chrome driver’s remote mirror, bright blue interior, Rallye woodgrain steering wheel, day-night mirror, working AM radio, documented with factory warranty book and fender tag. Fender Tag: Code Description E63 383-4 Barrel D23 Unknown At This Time XH29 X = Dodge Charger H = High 29 = 2 Door Sports Hardtop N0G N = 383 330HP OR 335HP 1-4BBL 8 CYL 0 = 1970 G = St. Louis, MO, USA 148731 Sequence Number ‘148731’ EB5 Paint Code: Bright Blue Metallic / Blue Fire Irid C2B5 Trim Grade/Style/Color C = Charger 2 = Vinyl Bench B5 = Medium Blue EB5 Upper Door Frame: Bright Blue Metallic / Blue Fire Irid A23 Date Built: 10 / 23 / 1969 027174 Order Number: 027174 V1X Roof Type OR Color: Full Vinyl Top – Black A01 Light Package A04 Basic (Radio) Group A73 Special Value Package B51 Power-Assisted Brakes G33 Left Hand Outside Mirror – Manual / Chrome H51 Single Air /w Heater J25 3 Speed Variable Wipers L31 Hood / Fender Mount Turn Signal M21 Roof Drip Rail Moldings M31 Belt Molding 69-70 R11 Music Master Radio AM 26 26 in. Radiator END End of Code

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