Today’s Fan Car Friday is brought to you by Ed with his 1970 Dodge Charger. It takes a great deal of work to restore a car. It takes even more to treat a car so well form Day 1 that today it looks like it was just restored a week ago. Fan Car Friday is a segment where we want to share with the world the automobiles that our fans have. We have absolutely no affiliation/relationship with the cars, the build or the owners. This post was made with written consent from the owner.
Ed has owned this charger from the day he originally purchased it in late 1970. He may be the only person from 1970 to still own a charger at this level. Of the nearly 40,000 Dodge Chargers that were built for 1970, only 1440 of them were R/T 440 vehicles! This is “The real McCoy” as Ed calls it, this is no replica or clone R/T.
Jon has done very little to the car other than respect and treat it well from the day he could call it his own. It has the original 440 Magnum, the 833 Hemi 4 speed and 3.54 Dana 60 rear end. It was originally optioned with, and still has working power steering, Tic Toc Tach and its AM radio. It was also optioned with bucket seats, a center console and a woodgrain steering wheel. The only thing Ed has done to the vehicle, outside regular maintenance, is a new paintjob and vinyl top nearly 4 decades ago.
Being so clean we wanted to know more from Ed about this vehicle and he happily showed us the original broadcast sheet, fender tag, dash vin, drivers door vin, stamped radiator numbers, engine stamp, trans stamp and trunk stamped numbers. This is marked with an EF8 Green Metallic paint, V21 hood performance package, V6F stripes, V1X black vinyl top and an untouched C6XA black/dark grey interior. Not only that, he had a stack of documents and receipts going back 50 years that tracked every cent Ed had ever spent with this car. Some receipts were so old, the writing was completely faded away.
Ed’s favorite thing about the vehicle is how the last 50 years the world around him has changed, but his Charger has always remained the same.