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Chargers, Challengers, and ‘Cudas

unnamed (3)Hotly anticipated Mopars crossing the Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction Block

“The Mopars of the 1960s and 1970s helped define the American muscle car during that golden era,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Their inspiring performance and forward-thinking design made American-built cars popular around the world. We’re excited that owners of some of these rare and trailblazing Mopars have consigned their vehicles for our Northeast Auction.”

A rare Dodge HEMI Challenger R/T (Lot #651) is one of only approximately 70 two-door hardtops made in 1971

One of only 284 produced, a ’70 Plymouth HEMI ’Cuda (Lot #670) featuring the highly desired factory-produced 4-speed manual transmission

Known as the “CIA Charger,” a ’72 Dodge Charger Rallye (Lot #626) was a special-order for the CIA Deputy Station Chief, Mr. Dino J. Pionzio, and shipped to Bogota, Colombia

blueFinished in Bright Blue Metallic, Lot #651 is listed in the Chrysler Registry as one of only 70 1971 426 HEMI Dodge Challenger R/T two-door hardtops made and one of only 58 with a 4-speed manual transmission and a Dana 60 series axle. It’s powered by the original 426ci HEMI V8 engine topped with dual 4-barrel carburetors.

A rare 1970 Plymouth HEMI’ Cuda crossing the block is Lot #670, one of only 284 produced. It features the highly desired factory-produced 4-speed manual transmission and the rare factory-produced 4.10 Dana Super Track Pak axle. This ’Cuda also retains its original body numbers, floors, trunk and most of its original sheet metal. Another ’Cuda, Lot #739, is a stunning 440 U-code that is one of just 618 made with the 440ci high-performance engine, 4-barrel with the A-727 TorqueFlite transmission.

“Big-block Mopars have long been at the top of the list with muscle car enthusiasts and collectors,” said Steve Davis, Barrett-Jackson president. “Well-documented muscle-car-era Mopars are highly regarded and are in constant demand, especially the HEMI-powered cars with their low production numbers.”

A ’70 Plymouth Superbird (Lot #671) is an original bucket seat, console car featuring a 440ci big block with 3-speed automatic transmission and has had one repaint to factory yellow. The subject of a rotisserie restoration in 2016, a ’68 Plymouth HEMI Road Runner (Lot #646) features most of its original sheet metal. It’s powered by a 426ci HEMI engine and a matching-numbers 4-speed manual transmission.

Known as the “CIA Charger,” a ’72 Dodge Charger Rallye (Lot #626) was purchased new as a special-order export delivery for the CIA Deputy Station Chief, Mr. Dino J. Pionzio. The 440ci U-code muscle car was shipped to Pionzio at the American Embassy in Bogota, Colombia. Recently released from a private collection, this Charger Rallye is powered by the original V8 engine connected to an automatic transmission and a 3.55 performance axle.

The 2017 Northeast Auction Docket is available to view online. Click here to consign a vehicle for the 2nd Annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction or for information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to                                                                         

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit or call 480-421-6694.

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