Does this 10-car lot of E-body Challengers hold your next project?
A Facebook Marketplace listing for a massive lot of E-body Challengers and associated parts just caught our attention. The group of 10 cars is comprised of eight 1970 Challengers (the inaugural year for the Dodge E-body), as well as a 1971 318 automatic and a body from 1972–1974. The cars, in various states of disassembly, could prove to hold several restorable examples, or at least some that could be returned to the road after significant effort. The caveat is that the seller, located in San Antonio, wants to sell the entire collection of cars, and their substantial accumulation of E-body parts, in a single $100,000 transaction.
We saw the listing thanks to a post on Barnfinds.com, where sales like this one are often posted, although this listing’s focus on first-generation Dodge Challengers makes it particularly interesting. Among the Challengers listed, at least a couple are said to be fairly well-optioned, including a green-on-green 1970 R/T equipped with a 383 and an automatic; there is also a 1970 equipped with a Rallye dash, disc brakes, a numbers-matching 340 Performance Pack, and rather desirable Plum Crazy paint.
No doubt the seller has their reasons for wanting to offload the collection in one fell swoop, as dealing with multiple buyers and the associated logistics sounds like a nightmare. However, it won’t make the sale easy. The listing, posted 14 weeks ago, is still up, so despite the tempting hardware, there can’t be that many buyers with the funds and the space to give this collection a new home. Without a whole lot more photos, it’s tough to comment on the value of any of the individual projects, although with all of those parts for such desirable cars, it’s possible that a buyer could recoup a lot of their investment if they had the time and the means to get all the parts in front of the right audience at a Mopar swap meet.
As always, we’re hoping to see some of these desirable and beautiful cars back on the road. If you or anyone you know ends up with one of these mothballed Mopars, please let us know. Happy hunting!