Gallery: Salvaggio Pro-Touring 1970 Charger Sells For $279K


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Take a good look at the stunning result of a collaboration between Joseph Carroll from RK Motors and Dave Salvaggio from Salvaggio Designs. The car they chose to base their project off of was a 1970 Dodge Charger R/T.

To start, they added a brand new Indy Cylinder Head 500 cubic inch V8 Wedge motor dyno’ed at a respectable 575 horsepower and 575 ft-lbs of torque. The engine is fully loaded with all the best performance parts. These parts include a Billet Specialties front runner serpentine system, Eagle H-Beam rods, Speed Pro hyper pistons, Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, Comp Hydraulic cam, Mopar M-1 single plane intake, 750 Mighty Demon carburetor, Milodon oil pan and tray, MP electronic distributor and topped off with a custom Six-Pack style air cleaner! All those horses are mated with a Tremec TKO-500 five-speed manual transmission followed by a Moser built Dana 60 rear end equipped with 3.54 gears. The running gear in the Charger is a truly remarkable combination of modern hardware.

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To go with the ‘pro-touring’ theme of the car, they went with a RMS front sub-frame with rack and pinion steering, RMS 1.25-inch tubular control arms with heavy duty rod ends and AFCO double adjustable coil-over racing shocks for a fully adjustable track day ready front end. Under the rear of the Charger is a Detroit Speed altered four link setup. Also fitted is a Wilwood disc brake kit (six-piston front/ four-piston rear) using 12-inch rotors that provide incredible neck breaking stopping power. To plant the Charger to the ground, they enlisted the use of a set of 18 and 19-inch Fiske brand three piece wheels and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.

Starting with a rust free desert car from Arizona, the laser straight body was treated to all the usual metal prep tricks and then perfectly painted in PPG Grigio Pearl Metallic paint. To add some fine detail to the Charger, they decided to go with a satin black hood and bumble bee stripe to keep with that old school Mopar feel. Inside, all of the original interior panels and seats have been fully redone in rich gray leather. This 1970 Charger is one beautiful ride that not only looks great, but performs just as well! It recently sold on eBay for a whopping total of $279,000 USD! Wow!

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Cody Krueger

Cody Krueger

Car Feature Editor – cody.krueger@shawgroupmedia.com Since the age of 4, Cody has been obsessed with everything Mopar. On Christmas of 1998, Cody's parents gave him a rusty '69 Charger shell that his father saved from a field. Cody's garage still features that '69 Charger as well as the additions of a '70 Coronet, '71 Charger R/T, '71 Super Bee, '04 SRT-4, '06 Grand Cherokee SRT8, '08 Challenger SRT8 and a '17 Ram 1500 Rebel. Cody can truly and proudly say him and his wife are true Mopar nuts in love with all types of Mopars!

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