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1971 Dodge Challenger Convertible, Keisler A41 Overdrive, Fuel Injected 340 on 2040-cars

US $49,500.00
Year:1971 Mileage:64000 Color: Red /

Florissant, Missouri, United States

Florissant, Missouri, United States
Body Type:Convertible
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:5.6L 5572CC 340Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
Fuel Type:GAS
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: JH27H1B409242 Year: 1971
Make: Dodge
Model: Challenger
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Trim: Base Convertible 2-Door
Options: Convertible
Drive Type: U/K
Power Options: Air Conditioning
Exterior Color: Red
Interior Color: Black
Number of Cylinders: 8
Mileage: 64,000
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 


71 Challenger 340 Convertible.  This car is a great driver that you can take anywhere and it is enjoyable to drive.  I have the original Numbers matching 340 currently sitting on an engine stand, it runs great! The only reason I took it out was because I took the car on the Power Tour and I did not want to worry about anything happening to the original engine.  The engine that is currently in the car is a 70 340 that is bored .040 over and built to stock 70 specs with Powerjection III fuel injection setup on a Weiand Stealth intake.  It has stock manifolds and TTI 2 1/2" Xpipe exhaust with Dynomax VT mufflers.  It has working factory air conditioning that has been retrofitted with R-134a.  The original radiator has been redone as a 4 core so even when you sit for hours in traffic in 100+ weather with the AC on there are no overheating issues. 

When I bought the car it didn't have the original 727 with it so I took it out and replaced it with a Keisler automatic overdrive.  The transmission works perfectly and even has a switch for an A and B calibration, one has smooth shifts and the other has much more firm shifting and higher shift points.  With the original 3.55 sure-grip and 275/60/15 rear tires overdrive cruising at 70 mph is 2100 rpm and gets 20+ mpg. 

The Steering box and pump were rebuilt by Firm Feel to there stage 2 setup, this summer I replaced all 4 shocks with KYB Gas-A-Just shocks, all new ball joints, tie rod ends, and had it aligned.  It has the HD Rear suspension with both front and rear factory sway bars.  Power brakes with front disc and rear drum, I just put on new front pads and calipers and turned the rotors and the rears have new shoes and freshly turned drums.  

The factory color was GA4 Light Gunmetal with black side stripes.  The spoilers on the car are original take offs from a Challenger TA, and the side scoops are original pot metal pieces from a RT.  This is an older restoration, while it still looks good it has a few places where it is beginning to show its age.  The seam behind the doors where the rockers meet the quarters is starting to swell up underneath the paint and I have noticed a few small bubbles on the lower area of the drivers door starting to show up.  Also there is the typical E Body convertible crack in the panel in front of the trunk by the hinges.  I know the floor pan has a patch in the drivers footwell and behind the passenger seat, also there is a patch in the trunk.  The lower rear quarters were replaced when they painted the car, you can see the seam from inside the trunk. 

The interior still has the original 3 speaker dash which is in great condition with just one very small crack at the corner of the center speaker.  The seats are all in really nice condition and I believe that they may be the original seat covers also.  It has Rallye Gauges that have been updated with the solid state voltage limiter, electronic tach board, and quartz clock from Real Time Engineering.

If you are interested in the car with the Original Numbers matching engine and a 727 transmission instead of the A41 and Fuel Injected 340 let me know and we should be able to work something out.  Thanks for looking and let me know if you have any questions! Car is sold as is. Buyer is responsible for shipping, I am willing to assist with loading. If possible, I recommend viewing the car in person and please ask any questions before bidding. The car is for sale locally and I reserve the right to end the auction early.

Here is the Fender tag decoded...

E55 340-4 Barrel 69-73
D32 H-D A-727 TorqueFlite Trans / Some Years A-998
JH27 J = Dodge Challenger H = High 27 = Convertible
H1B H = 340 275HP 1-4BBL 8 CYL 1 = 1971 B = Dodge Main, Hamtramck, MI, USA
40xxxx Sequence Number '40xxxx'
GA4 Paint Code: Light Gunmetal Gray Metalic
H6X9 Trim Grade/Style/Color H = High 6 = Vinyl Bucket Seats X9 = Black
000 Upper Door Frame: Full Door Panel
528 Date Built: 5 / 28 / 1971
061859 Order Number: 061859
V3X Roof Type OR Color:  Black Convertible Top
U     Built to Specifications for USA Order
A01 Light Package
A36 3.55:1 High Performance Axle Package
B51 Power Assisted Brakes
C55 Bucket Seats
G11 Tinted Glass All
G31 Right Hand Outside Mirror - Manual / Chrome
G33 Left Hand Outside Mirror - Manual / Chrome
H51 Air Conditioning/w Heater
J54  Sport Hood 70-1
L25 Trunk Compartment Light
N41 Dual Exhaust w/o Tips
N42 Chrome Dual Exhaust Tips
P37 Power Convertible Top
R36 AM / FM Radio Stereo w/ Cassette
V7X Accent Stripes - Black
26 26 in. Radiator
EN2 End of Codes Assembly Line 2


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