Dodge Challenger Through the Years: 1970 to 1974

 

Dodge was the final entrant in the Detroit pony car wars in 1970, but the Challenger was worth the wait. Pundits declared the Challenger’s clean, elegant styling the best of the breed, and they raved about the wide variety of available powerplants, from Slant Six to 426 Hemi.

 

Like all pony cars, the Challenger was based on modified compact/intermediate architecture, which in Dodge’s case…

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Dodge Challenger Through the Years: 1970 to 1974

Dodge Daroo I

 

The Dodge Daroo I, one of the wildest factory show cars of the 1960s, was a collaboration between Dodge design manager Bill Brownlie and George Barris, Hollywood’s self-professed “King of the Kustomizers.”  Change was in the air and the Daroo, with its radical, cut-down profile and bold paint, made a big splash on the custom car show scene.

 

Brownlie sent to Barris a stock 1967 Dart…

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Dodge Daroo I