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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1971 Dodge Challenger “widebody”

Vintage Mopar with a custom widebody package

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Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is a 1971 Dodge Challenger “widebody“.

“The Sunrise Pearl exterior features a custom widebody package with flared fenders and quarter panels, a pinched nose, and a custom-fabricated hood,” the listing states. “As a result, the body has been widened by two inches. The total cost of the paint and body work was reportedly $50,000. Additional exterior features include tucked and smoothed color-keyed bumpers, color-keyed mirror caps, shaved door handles, red accent stripes with flame graphics, and a custom rear panel and taillights.”

1971 Dodge Challenger "widebody"
1971 Dodge Challenger “widebody”

It rides on staggered Boze forged wheels, 18-inch front and 20-inch rear, with 245/40 front and 315/35 rear Nitto radial tires.

1971 Dodge Challenger "widebody"
1971 Dodge Challenger “widebody”

This custom Challenger has late-model front bucket seats, rear seat, trim, and door panels upholstered in black leather. Amenities include Vintage Air air conditioning, a Pioneer touchscreen stereo with hands-free capabilities, power windows, and a center console with cup holders.

1971 Dodge Challenger "widebody"
1971 Dodge Challenger “widebody”

The digital odometer reads 1,700 miles, reflecting the mileage accrued since the build process was completed, but the true mileage on this vehicle is unknown.

6.1-liter Hemi V8
6.1-liter Hemi V8

Under the hood is a 6.1-liter Hemi V8 prepared by Indy Cylinder Head featuring 5.7-liter heads, an aluminum Indy Mod-Man intake with dual 500-cfm Edelbrock four-barrel carburetors, relocated coil packs, and an MSD HEMI ignition. The engine is paired with a 4L80-E four-speed automatic transmission and a Dana 60 rear end.

It rides on an independent front suspension, with rack-and-pinion steering, and tubular control arms. This Challenger has power brakes courtesy of a Hydroboost set up featuring Baer 13-inch discs and six-piston calipers.

1971 Dodge Challenger "widebody"
1971 Dodge Challenger “widebody”

The sale includes a clear California title in the seller’s name.

This 1971 Dodge Challenger’s auction ends on Monday, January 30, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. (MST)

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.

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