While serving in the Submarine Navy, Charleston SC in 1973 I found my first Challenger a 1973, in light green, dark green roof, and green interior. Virtually un-sellable in Hot Charelston due to no AC, a manual 3 speed, and with a 318; I was able to buy it almost new for $2600.
All my previous cars had been 4 doors, not exactly attracting the attention of Charleston's finest young ladies, now with some hot looking wheels I was ready to cruise.
Just a few months later while parking cars at a career adult event, at the Folly Beach, I was smitten by an arriving young lady driving a 71 Maverick Grabber (302 4-barrel). As she stepped from her car in a pink miniskirt, my life was forever changed. As we married and went off to college in Illinois both the Challenger and Maverick soon departed for family cars, and children,
But never did my desire for another Challenger leave me, and in 2000 two years after the loss of my wife, I literally stumbled upon my current 72 Challeger - sporting 7 coats of new paint, and an upgraded big-block 383 powerplant. While it can't bring back my wife or the 73 Challenger it certainly stirs many memories. I cannot imagine ever parting with it, My son will own it one day, but hopefully not too soon,
Recently the car has been featured on Dodge's Facebook page, and on the Challenger Face Book page, with thousands of "likes".
Dave Middleton -Georgia