There are plenty of stars in our long history, but Challenger holds a special place in our hearts. The first generation may have only lasted four short years, but it made a huge impact on both the muscle car scene and how fans perceived the Mopar family. While the big 426 ci and 440 ci equipped cars are thought of as the hero machines, engines like the bulletproof 318 ci V8 were no less awesome. Just ask Robert the guy bought his first 1974 Challenger for just $300 with no title. After a little legwork to get the paperwork situated, Robert rebuilt the tired 318 himself.
From there, the mighty Mopar served as Roberts main source of transportation while he was stationed at Camp Pendleton in the Marine Corps. That first Challenger was eventually sold to a friend in the USMC, but Robert later bought himself 74 Plymouth Cuda Rallye 360 to take care of that Mopar itch.
Those are some hardcore awesome cars, Robert. If youve got a Dodge story of your own, drop it to us in the comments or send it along with your photo on our contact us page. We might just feature it here.