Saw this 1971 Dodge Challenger in Las Vegas and came across this fast looking 1971 Dodge Challenger and just had to take a video of it. It had a big Hemi engine.
This 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T Coupe is priced at $15,000. It comes equipped with a 440 cubic inch V8 engine, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, air conditioning, AM radio, tilt wheel, cruise control, dual exhausts, vinyl top, and bucket seats.
In 1971, Dodge introduced the Challenger, a muscle car that was unlike anything else on the road. With its high performance engine, sleek styling, and iconic rear wing, the Challenger became a legend. Today, Dodge still makes Challengers, but now they’re all equipped with modern safety features like forward collision warning, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, and automatic emergency braking.
Here’s a look back at some of the best moments in the Challenger’s storied past.
1. 1969 – 1970
Dodge first released the Challenger in 1969. The original model was powered by a 318 cubic inch V8 engine that produced 200 horsepower. The following year, Dodge added a 440 cubic inch engine, which made the Challenger the fastest production vehicle ever built.
For the 1973 model year, Dodge gave the Challenger a restyled front end and updated interior. The exterior featured a bolder grille and larger tail lights. Inside, the seats were redesigned and the instrument panel received a new design.
In 1974, Dodge brought out the Hemi version of the Challenger. The Hemi engine was rated at 305 horsepower and came standard on the R/T models.
In 1975, Dodge offered the Challenger Convertible. The convertible was only available with the 440 engine and manual transmission.
In 1976, Dodge brought out the 426 HEMI Challenger. This model was only available with the 426 HEMI engine and automatic transmission.
In 1977, Dodge brought out the Charger. The Charger was based on the same platform as the Challenger and used the same engines. However, the Charger was smaller and lighter than the Challenger.