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1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440- "70 Sunroof Challenger" restored by Graveyard Carz
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This 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 is the hit T.V. Show Graveyard Carz Season 3 fan favorite known as the “70 Sunroof Challenger”.
Restored by Graveyard Carz which is documented with photos and videos from the T.V. show. The dash pad and inside trunk lid is signed by the Graveyard Carz cast.
Featured in the April 2013 issue of Chrysler Power magazine. The cover and page of article was signed by Graveyard Carz owner Mark Worman. The magazine is included.
“The Wise Vehicle Report” from Mopar expert David Wise of MMC Detroit, LLC is included.
One of only 196, 1970 Dodge Challengers shipped to the USA Market with the factory power sunroof option M51.
One of only 82, 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T models with the factory power sunroof option M51.
This vehicle is one of only 37, 1970 Dodge Challengers in the Mopar Sunroof Registry.
This vehicle is one of one in this high impact color and powertrain combination with a sunroof in the MMC Detroit Global Vehicle Registry.
Original “OEM” factory broadcast sheet included.
Original VIN tag and Fender tag.
Factory processed as a “Special Handling Car”.
Original Plum Crazy high impact color.
Highly optioned vehicle.
This vehicle was most likely used as a sales and marketing promotional vehicle based on it being a special order and highly optioned vehicle.
Only a few Dodge 1970 and 1971 Dodge Challenger Sunroof Cars sales have been documented. This is truly a rare opportunity!
This rare 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 is the famous “70 Sunroof Challenger” from the hit T.V. show Graveyard Carz. This car is in show quality condition and only has 383 miles since completion. It retains its original “OEM” factory broadcast sheet, VIN tag, trim tag and color combination. This car was factory processed as a “Special Handling Car” and is heavily optioned. It was most likely used as a sales and marketing promotional vehicle based on it being a special order and highly optioned vehicle. It sports its original Plum Crazy high impact color. This car is one of only 196 1970 Dodge Challengers shipped to the USA market and one of only 82 R/T models a with the factory power sunroof option M51. This vehicle is one of only 37, 1970 Dodge Challengers in the Mopar registry. This vehicle is one of one in this high impact color and powertrain combination with a sunroof in the MMC Detroit Global Vehicle Registry. This car was restored by Graveyard Carz which is documented with photos and videos from the T.V. show. The dash pad and inside trunk lid is signed by the Graveyard Carz cast during the time of the build. It was featured in the April issue of Chrysler Power magazine that is included. The cover and page of article was signed by Graveyard Carz owner Mark Worman. “The Wise Vehicle Report” from Mopar expert David Wise of MMC Detroit, LLC is also included. It’s powered by a 440 Magnum V8 with Torque Flite 727 transmission.
This car retains its original “OEM” factory broadcast sheet, VIN tag and Trim tag. As the VIN number indicates this car was built in Hamtramck, MI as a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 2-door hardtop with a 440 V8. As the Trim tag indicates this car was and had the following options. Codes starting from top left to right: (R22)- am stereo 8 track, (V21)- performance hood treatment, (V9X)-stripe painted hood, (Y05)- built to US specifications, (EN2)-end of options assembly line designations #2, (M91)-luggage rack, (N41)-dual exhaust system, (N42) chrome exhaust tips, (N85)-tachometer, (P31)-power windows, (C16)-console with woodgrain top, (C55)- bucket seats, (C33)-mirrors LH remote control racing mirror, (J45)-hood pins, (M21)- drop rail molding, (M31)-belt molding, (V1X)-full black vinyl top, (A01)- light group, (A62)-Rallye instrument panel, (A63)-molding group, (B51)-power brakes, (C15) –deluxe seat belts, (FC7)-Plum Crazy high impact (extra cost), (H5X9)-high grade black/white cloth and vinyl buckets, (000)-no upper door frame paint, (802)-August 2, 1969 scheduled assembly date, (M00208)-sales order number special, (E86)- 440 V8 w/1 x 4 bbl 375hp Magnum, (D32)-Torque Flite 727, (JS23)-Challenger RT 2-door sports hardtop, (U0B)-440 V8 1x4bbl 375HP Magnum, 1970 and Hamtramck, MI ( 100389)-sequence number. As the broadcast sheet indicates this car rare code (M51) which was the rare factory power sunroof. Listed below are details on the 1970 Dodge Challenger Sunroof Cars.
“1970 Dodge Challenger Sunroof Cars – Version: Sep 4, 2016 - ©2016 Scott J. Rudge 1970 Dodge Challenger Factory Power Sunroof Cars - Option Code M51
Total 1970 Dodge Challengers shipped to the USA market: 196 units.
∙ Base Challenger (JH23) – 114.
∙ Challenger R/T (JS23) – 82.
∙ Challenger T/A (JH23J) – 3 known – Included in the Base Challenger numbers.
American Sunroof Corporation (ASC) established a facility in the Detroit area in the late 60's to install Golde style power sunroofs in a select few cars models coming out of the Detroit assembly plants. This caught the attention of Chrysler, and a deal was struck with ASC to install their power sunroof in Dodge Chargers for the 1969 model year. Even with the low production numbers, the option was continued on the 1970 Charger, and expanded to the new Challenger. Cars that were ordered or designated to have an ASC power sunroof were initially started down the assembly line, then pulled off the line at a certain point to be shipped off to ASC's facility. After ASC installed the power sunroof, the cars were shipped back to the factory where final assembly was completed. Vinyl tops were required on all sunroof cars. This was a time saving measure for ASC, and a cost saving measure for Chrysler. ASC didn't have to be careful with the metal and paint around the sunroof area during the installation. Once the sunroof assembly was installed, they covered up any scratches and dings with a little filler and primer, and then installed the vinyl roof. With all the extra logistics involved in offering a sunroof, you might think that this option was an expensive one. You would be correct! The price tag for this factory option was a whopping $461.45! To put this in perspective, a base 318 Challenger sold for $2953. Heck, the only option more expensive than the sunroof was checking off the box that said "Hemi" ($778.75). The option code for the power sunroof is M51, but this code does not appear on the fender tag. What usually appears on the fender tag to identify 1970 "factory" power sunroof Challengers is a special six digit vehicle order number (VON). The VON will start with K00 for "factory" sunroof cars. Unlike the 69-70 Chargers that followed this VON rule, something different occurred with the 70 Challenger line. Several 70 sunroof Challengers did not receive a K00 VON, but the option shows up on the broadcast sheets. The current working theory is that 1970 Challengers ordered up directly from Headquarters or the Assembly plant got the special VON, while 70 Challengers ordered by customers through dealerships got the standard numeric VON. On the following pages are all the surviving 1970 Dodge Challenger sunroof cars that I have run across since I started documenting this rare option. Many thanks to all that have helped me track down these cars - esp. Dan P., Ola, Barry W., William W., and John B. 1970 Dodge Challenger Sunroof Cars – Version: Sep 4, 2016 - ©2016 Scott J. Rudge”
Link to the information is here:
Mopar expert David Wise of MMC Detroit, LLC for “The Wise Vehicle Report”.
. As stated in “The Wide Vehicle Report” – “This vehicle is one of one in this high impact color and powertrain combination with a sunroof in the MMC Detroit Global Vehicle Registry.”
There was a post on a Moparts Forum from user name “Detroit Muscle” dated 01-06-2012. As quoted, “I am decoding a broadcast sheet for a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T sunroof car. The car was built on Hamtramck on Aug. 2nd, 1969 (Early Production!) and is a "Special Handling Car". The VON Code is 802 M00208. Does anyone know what the M code is? I was told it was for special cars designated for show purposes.” There was a response post on Moparts Forum from user name “Alaskan TA” dated 01-07-2012 that included a photo of this vehicles original VIN tag and original Trim tag. As quoted, “Same VIN?” MS CLASSIC CARS reached out to both of the Moparts members to get further information. We got no response from “Detroit Muscle”. We did get a response from “Alaskan TA” but he didn’t feel comfortable disclosing information for privacy purposes. Either way, it was great to find information for this car prior to it the ownership with Graveyard Carz. From the information gathered this car was in a storage unit prior to it being purchased by Graveyard Carz. A photo with the gallery shows this car coming out of the storage unit. From the information gathered Graveyard Carz purchased the car sometime in 2012. The car was featured in the August 2013 issue of Chrysler Power magazine. The Graveyard Carz crew was pictured on the front cover and was signed by Graveyard Carz owner Mark Worman. The five page article was written by Mark Worman and he signed page 20. This car was featured on season 3 which started on January 7, 2014 and ended April 1, 2014 for a total of 13 episodes. The car has some engine issues and returned in Season 5, Episode 5 for an engine replacement. MS CLASSIC CARS found the gentleman who sold the engine in 2014 to Graveyard Carz which was exciting. Some of the You Tube video links to the show and articles about the car are listed below. Printed copies of the forums from Moparts and the August 2013 issue of Chrysler Power magazine are included.
The exterior of this car is in beautiful overall condition. It’s truly like eye candy with its sweet color combination. The body shell is all original with exception of the trunk floor. During the restoration the hood, fenders, doors and trunk lid were replaced. The body is very straight with great gaps throughout. The hood, doors and trunk lid close very nicely. The car sports its original color of Plum Crazy with a black rear stripe. This is one of the most desirable Mopar colors among collectors and enthusiasts. The PPG paint is show quality and virtually flawless. It has recently been detailed to a brilliant shine
The paint color is complemented with a new black vinyl top that looks great. The vinyl top was installed by Larry of Larry’s interiors. The sunroof is barely noticeable with the vinyl top. The front windshield was replaced new. All of the remaining glass is original and in good condition with normal signs of age. All of the window trim was restored or replaced and is in very nice condition. The bright work on top of the doors and rear quarter is in good condition with normal signs of age.
Everything on the exterior has been restored or replaced and is in excellent condition. Some of these parts include the wipers, antenna, hood pins, grille, headlights, front bumper, drivers mirror, door handles, luggage rack, rear tail light bezel, lenses, rear bumper and emblems. The car sits on the correct style 15” Rallye wheels that are wrapped with Firestone Wide 60 Oval F60-15 tires. Graveyard Carz has a great reputation for doing nice body and paint work which is evident with this “70 Sunroof Challenger”.
The interior of this car is also in beautiful overall condition. It’s very comfortable and well designed. It was restored in its original high grade black/white cloth and vinyl buckets.
The upholstery is complemented with simulated wood trim on steering wheel, dash fascia, center console and door panels. The headliner was done just like the factory did around the sunroof which wasn’t perfect. The sunroof mechanism was serviced by MS CLASSIC CARS and works very nicely. Everything in the interior was restored or replaced such as the rear view mirror, gauges, knobs, switches, heating controls, steering column, steering wheel, door panels, door hardware, power windows switches, console, shifter, bucket seats, rear seats, seat belts, pedals and carpeting. Everything in the interior is in working order with exception of the radio. Some of the working items include the interior lights, headlights, turn signals, horn, gauges, clock, key buzzer, remote mirror, heating system and power windows. MS CLASSIC CARS added the new steering wheel. The dash pad was signed by the Graveyard Carz crew which included Mark Worman, Allysa Rose, Dave Rea, Will Scott and Royal Yoakum.