1972 Dodge Challenger
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1972 Dodge Challenger
- 360ci V8
- Automatic Transmission
- 47k Miles Shown
- Purple Over Black Interior
- 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
(Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1972 Dodge Challenger on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 225 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, please go to our main website: GKM.com)
“Our Plum Crazy Challenger… is No Shrinking Violet” - Period Dodge Challenger magazine ad headline
The CarResources website provides a bit of the history of the Dodge Challenger second series/first generation: “The Challenger Coupe was introduced in 1971, and it came with several improvements when compared to the first series. For instance, the front grille featured a different design. The engine didn't see an enormous upgrade even though Dodge still provided you with a wide selection. The Coupe had Inline-6 or a V8 as options. Buyers could still choose a more powerful engine if they wanted to.”
Fully restored to a very high standard, the '72 Dodge Challenger offered here in Plum Crazy over black represents the model—and the iconic color—very well, wearing fresh paint and period-correct “R/T side stripes. The car's odometer reads 47,088 miles, which would translate to fewer than 1,000 miles per-year on average since new. Equipped with air conditioning, this Challenger is ready for comfortable summer cruise-night touring in style.
The car's exterior Plum Crazy metallic paint is an original Dodge color, and it has been professionally applied here; the finish is uniformly glossy and free of imperfections. This color catches the light in a very pleasing way, and it may well be the most desirable MOPAR color of its day. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, please be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) The brushed trim surrounding both headlights and taillights is beautifully restored. All badging and emblems—including the Challenger-script grille emblem, “Dodge” hood letters, Challenger-script rear-fender emblems, and “Dodge” rear-panel lettering—is present, properly located, and in very good condition. Chrome bumpers, fender-edge trim, door handles, and mirrors are likewise very presentable with only minimal patina in places. Lighting lenses are clear and free of cracks, as is all the cabin glass. Stock, silver-painted steel wheels are mounted with BFGoodrich® Radial T/A raised-white-letter tires.
Inside, the color theme is black; door trim, cabin trim, and padded dashboard all display the color. Fresh looped-pile black carpeting covers the cabin floors, high-back front buckets and rear bench seats are upholstered in vertically pleated black vinyl, and the headliner is black as well. (Please view the close-up photography in the gallery to assess the condition of the Datsun's various interior surfaces.) An aftermarket 3-spoke sport steering wheel frames the gauge cluster including the left-of-center, large speedometer with smaller engine-monitoring gauges extending to the right. An upgraded Sony® audio head unit is mounted in the factory-radio location. Stock slide-lever and button controls operate heat, ventilation, and air conditioning. The T-bar automatic shifter is located on the woodgrain-trimmed black console.
Under the hood, the 360 cubic-inch V8 commands a complete, upgraded, and detailed engine bay. All components are properly mounted, with coolant hoses, air-conditioning lines, and wiring all properly routed. An upgraded aluminum radiator, open-top-and-sides air cleaner, and chrome valve covers are in place. Viewed from below, the Challenger's chassis is well-ordered and damage-free. The 4-wheel disc brakes, performance exhaust headers, full-length dual-exhaust system with crossover pipe, and three-quarter electrically controlled cutouts are all visual focal points. (To best evaluate the condition of undercarriage surfaces, please review the gallery photos shot from below.)
The car's VIN tag and data tags for the build remain in place and have not been modified.
While the more than 225 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '72 Challenger in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
CarResources noted “Even though the first generation of this iconic car had a relatively short run, it impacted the auto industry as well as popular culture. It became a phenomenon among the people who love muscle cars, and was featured in numerous movies and TV shows. As a matter of fact, the movie 'Vanishing Point' popularized the 1970 Dodge Challenger and made new generations of car enthusiasts fall in love with this vehicle.” We expect that more than a few of them are reading this right now.