A rare piece of Hemi magic, one of just five Challenger R/T Hemi convertibles produced in 1970 with 4-speed manual transmissions, will cross the block when Mecum Auctions stages its first Arizona auction March 14-16.
Professionally restored in its factory-correct hue of Plum Crazy, the Challenger has gone just 115 miles since completion, according to the Mecum catalog, and has its correct 426 Hemi V8 and 4-speed. The convertible also is fitted with the factory 4.10 Super Track Pack.
Putting this all together, the rare Challenger has the potential of selling in the high six figures, or possibly for more than $1 million.
Mecum’s inaugural Arizona auction will be launched at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, just west of Phoenix, with an estimated 1,000 collector cars, trucks and motorcycles offered, the docket so far dominated