When it comes to traditional muscle autos, it is challenging to beat the 2nd-generation Dodge Charger. An outstanding instance of this iconic Mopar machine is scheduled to cross the block at a Mecum auction in Glendale, Arizona, operating March sixteen-19.

This auto is a 1970 Dodge Charge R/T with the 426-cubic-inch Hemi V-eight. fed by dual four-barrel carburetors, and its engine sends 425 hp to the rear wheels by way of a TorqueFlite three-velocity automated transmission. The Charger rolls on 15-inch steel wheels with Goodyear F60-15 Polyglas GT tires.

Mecum claims this is 1 of only 124 Hemi Charger R/Ts created for the 1970 model 12 months, and the only recognized instance completed in B3 Blue Metallic. It truly is also an early-manufacturing instance, getting exited Chrysler’s St. Louis assembly plant in October 1969.

1970 Dodge Charger R/T (photo via Mecum Auctions)

1970 Dodge Charger R/T (photograph by means of Mecum Auctions)

This auto was handled to a rotisserie restoration, but retains its numbers-matching engine, in accordance to the listing. The authentic window sticker is also integrated in the sale.

Following the much less-well-known fastback entire body type that debuted for 1966, the 2nd-generation Charger debuted for the 1968 model 12 months with styling that epitomized the muscle auto era. Even though brief lived, (1970 was the final model 12 months), this generation of Charger also grew to become a pop culture icon thanks to appearances in “The Dukes of Hazzard,” “Bullitt,” and the “Quick and Furious” franchise. Its appear also influenced the contemporary 4-door Charger.

Mecum expects this Charger to promote for amongst $175,000 and $225,000 in Arizona. For comparison, a 1970 Plymouth ‘AAR Cuda—a relatively much less unusual Mopar muscle auto from the very same model year—sold for $90,200 at Mecum’s Kissimmee, Florida, auction earlier this 12 months.