Having your beloved Mopar get stolen is something nobody should ever have to experience. Unfortunately, this is the scenario Dwight Rindt from Alberta, Canada is currently facing. Mopar Connection was made aware of the theft by our friend Kori Alexander of Show & Go Restoration in Red Deer, Alberta.
On Tuesday, September 20th, while Dwight was out of town, thieves made off with his rare 1-of-34 built 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T convertible. Dwight’s Challenger is a factory 440 4-barrel, 4-speed 3:54 Dana-equipped car, so it’s definitely one rare beast. The car was originally Sublime Green but is currently painted black with matching black interior.
Kori has been talking to Dwight and according to him, the Challenger wasn’t in drivable condition at the time of the theft as the carburetors were removed so we assume it was towed away. It’s thought that the thieves must have stalked the car and waited for Dwight to leave town before making their jump at it. It’s reported the thieves didn’t get the keys, carburetors (it had a Six-Pack set-up) or fender tag for the Challenger.
The VIN is JS27U0B171577. If you spot the car or parts (this is worst case scenario), please contact your local police or Cst. Morey of the Strathmore RCMP detachment at 403/934-3968. There is also an active conversation on Moparts.org about the car. Let’s help Dwight get his beloved Challenger back and we truly hope the thieves are caught and brought to justice before they strike again.