1971 DODGE CHALLENGER CONVERTIBLE, 25K MI, RARE , ORIG PAINT/INTERIOR, NICE !  

VIN:  JH27L1B367221

 MILES:  25,000

 PRICE :  $43,900

 

   

Rare! Very Nice

Original Condition

Challenger Convertible!

 VEHICLE DESCRIPTION:  

OWNER HISTORY:  The original owner purchased this 1971 Dodge Challenger convertible for his wife new, from Maumee Valley Dodge, Maumee , Ohio .  She did not much care for it so it was hardly ever driven accounting for its remarkable “like-new” condition and very low miles.  The current owner purchased it from the original owner’s estate in 2005 with only 24,630.  He has kept it under wraps to preserve its original condition putting on less than 300 miles in the five years he has owned it.  He recently completed a L.O.F. service and replaced the coolant.  Everything is in like-new condition, and other than the old tires, it is ready to drive away!

 MARQUE HISTORY:  The Dodge Challenger was introduced in 1970 as Dodge’s answer to the Mustang and Camaro.  Challengers featured a low profile with a full-width, scoop-like grille opening.  The sides bore the familiar “Coke-bottle” profile, with raised rear fenders tapering down at the taillights. The 1971 Dodge Challenger continued to use the same body as originally introduced in 1970 with very minor trim changes, namely a slightly revised grille and slightly revised taillight treatments. 

 INCLUDED WITH PURCHASE:  Original Window Sticker, Broadcast Sheet, Vehicle Buyer’s Order, Purchase Receipt, Operators Manual, Dealer’s Key Tag & Keys, Collapsible Spare Tire & Inflator, Mopar DashLight Accessory, Extra Keys, Touch-up Paint, Aftermarket Air Compressor, Carpeted Floor Mats, Convertible Boot Cover.

 SPECIFICATIONS:  383CI V8 Engine, 2-Bbl Carburetor, 275 HP, Overhead Valves, Cast Iron Block, 4.25” Bore X 3.38” Stroke, 9.2:1 Compression, Five Main Bearings, Hydraulic Valve Lifters, 110” Wheelbase, 192” O/A Length, FR70X14 White Wall Tires, Torqueflite Automatic Transmission, Torsion Bar Suspension.

 FEATURES:  Vinyl Bucket Seats, Cigar Lighter, Dual Horns, Day/Night Inside Mirror, Left Outside Rearview Mirror, Windshield Washers, Concealed Two-Speed Electric Wipers, Energy Absorbing Steering Column, Passenger Guard Door Locks, Lap Belts Front & Rear, Cushioned Instrument Panel & Sun Visors, Energy Absorbing Front Seat Back Tops, Front Head Restraints, Heater/Defroster, Four Way Hazard Warning Flasher, Back Up Lights, Side Marker Lights/Reflectors, Directional Signals, Safety Rim Wheels, Self Adjusting Brakes, Dual Master Cylinder Brake System W/Warning Light, Anti-Theft Lock Steering Wheel, Three-Spoke Steering Wheel, Ignition Key Warning Buzzer, Keyless Door Locking, Front/Rear Side Arm Rests, Ash Trays, Cigarette Lighter, Color-Keyed Carpeting, Ventless Side Windows, Glove Box W/Rotary Latch, Front Courtesy & Pocket Panel Lights, Collapsible Spare Tire.  

OPTIONS:   Light Group (Ashtray Lite, Glove Box Lite, Instrument Panel Flood Lamp W/Time Delay, Ignition W/Time Delay, Headlamp-On Reminder Buzzer, Front Disc Brakes, Power Brakes, Console, Torqueflite Transmission, Sure Grip Differential, 383 CID V8 Engine, Tinted Glass, Glass Rear Window, Manual Right Outside Mirror, Remote Control Left Outside Mirror, Air Conditioning, Variable Speed Windshield Wipers, Rear Deck Lid Luggage Rack, Power Convertible Top, Multiplex AM/FM Stereo Radio, Rallye Suspension, Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers, Power Steering, Convertible Top, Vinyl Body Side Molding, Road Wheels w/Chrome Trim Ring, F70X14 WSW Tires (now FR70X14). 

A whopping $1,465 worth of options!   Total sticker price of $4,702!

   

VIN (JH27L1B367221) DECODED:

J – Car Line = Dodge Challenger

H – Price Class = High Line

27 – Body Type = Convertible

L – Engine = 383CI, 275HP, 1-2BBL, 8 CYLINDER

1 – Model Year = 1971

B – Assembly Plant = Dodge Main , Hamtramck , Mich

367221 – Sequence Number = 267221st Vehicle

 The last 8 numbers of the VIN are also stamped on the radiator support, cowl area, fender tag, engine, and transmission.  This is definitely a “numbers matching” original Dodge Challenger. 

VALUE GUIDES: 

NADA Classic, Collectible & Special Interest Appraisal Guide

High Retail (Excellent Overall Condition) = $59,800

Black Book CPI Collectible Vehicle Value Guide

#2 Excellent (Near Perfect Condition) = $63,775

 Call Jeff at 419-344-0319 ( Mobile ) or 419-353-8338 (Office) or email me jsnook@wcnet.org for more information or if you have any questions.

   

VEHICLE CONDITION:   

We do a mechanical and cosmetic inspection to each vehicle before listing it for sale.  Most vehicles are driven by me and our mechanic to assist with the inspection.  Although driven by us, it is no indication that the vehicle is ready for a long distance trip.  We typically will put less than 30 miles on a vehicle during the inspection process.  This report is included below will provide a reasonable description of the vehicle condition.  Older vehicles are subject to normal wear and tear and we have tried to indicate the overall condition of the vehicle to the best of our ability.  But, we can not always find everything that is not perfect with a vehicle, so independent inspections are welcome and encouraged.  The only guarantee with an old vehicle is that something will fail given enough time!!  

INSPECTION REPORT:  

Year

1971

Make

Dodge

Model

Challenger

Ext. Color

Tan Metallic

Int. Color

Saddle Brown

VIN

JH27L1B367221

Tire Info

FR70X14 Goodyear Custom Wide Tread Radial White Walls

Odometer

25,000

Actual

Y

                 

   

KEY :     E = Excellent     G = Good     F = Fair     P = Poor

 

INTERIOR

E

G

F

P

Comments:

Upholstery

X

X

 

 

Slight puckering on driver seat bolster.

Conv. Top

X

X

 

 

Plastic header bar top post locating bushing cracked.

Carpets

 

X

 

 

Slight wear evident.

Dash

X

 

 

 

 

Lights

X

 

 

 

 

Instruments

X

 

 

 

 

Horn

X

 

 

 

 

Trunk

X

 

 

 

Includes collapsible spare, inflator, and all tools.

Radio

X

 

 

 

 

 

EXTERIOR

E

G

F

P

Comments:

Paint

 

X

X

 

Original, including factory defects (runs, orange peel, DA marks). Few touched up scratches.

Body Panels

 

X

X

 

Factory original rocker and rear quarter filler. Side panel waviness. Factory fits are only fair. Few slight dents.

Bumpers

 

X

 

 

 

Trim

 

X

 

 

 

Floors

X

 

 

 

 

Sills

 

X

 

 

 

Tires

 

 

 

X

Old with sidewall cracking.  Should be replaced.

Wheels

X

 

 

 

 

Glass

X

 

 

 

 

 

UNDERHOOD

E

G

F

P

Comments:

Fluids

 

X

 

 

 

Belts

 

X

 

 

 

Hoses/Lines

 

X

 

 

 

Filters

 

X

 

 

 

Cooling System

 

X

 

 

 

Charging System

 

X

 

 

 

Appearance

 

X

 

 

 

 

MECHANICAL/ ELECTRICAL

E

G

F

P

Comments:

Engine

 

X

 

 

 

Transmission

 

X

 

 

 

Electrical

 

X

 

 

 

Brakes

 

X

 

 

Parking brake pedal does not set.

Steering

 

X

 

 

 

Wipers

 

X

 

 

 

Lights

 

X

 

 

 

 

UNDER

E

G

F

P

Comments:

Leaks

 

X

X

 

Some oil seeping from valve cover gaskets.

Rust

 

X

 

 

Rust proofed early in life. Only some minor surface rust.

Exhaust

 

X

 

 

 

 

MISC.

 

E

G

F

P

Comments:

Vibration

 

 

X

 

Vibration above 55 MPH , likely old tires.

Water Pump

 

 

X

 

Starting to make some noise, should be replaced.

A.C.

 

X

 

 

Blows cold.

 

 This is a very rare car as only 1,774 Challenger V8 convertibles were built in 1971.  With all the options, this one is even rarer.  You will not find a more original example available today.  “They are only original once” and this unrestored example is the one to have!

   

TERMS OF SALE :  

A 25% deposit is required within 3 days from end of auction and full payment to be made within 10 from end of auction.  A “Buy It Now” eBay purchase requires a small immediate deposit via PayPal.  Payment to be made by cash in person, or bank to bank wire transfer only.  Personal, certified or bank checks are not accepted for payment. 

You are responsible for shipping.  Buyer to arrange, pay for, and have vehicle transported within 30 days from end of auction.  For an estimate of shipping costs, we suggest using eBay’s request for a shipping quote near the top of the listing.  You can also try this site to get additional quotes: http://gigamoves.com/   Just plug in our zip code (43402), your destination zip code, and some additional info for some online quotes.  Storage is available after the 30 days for $110/month.   

Please be aware you are buying this car “AS IS – NO WARRANTY”.  Vehicle is being advertised locally and the auction may end early if sold.  Overseas shipments and/or finance documentation will require an additional $100 fee to cover the time and costs associated with either of these items.  Escrow transactions only at buyer’s expense and must be agreed upon before the auction ends.

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