After seeing photos of this 1970 Charger, you probably won’t be able to get the Pink Panther tune out of your head! That’s not a bad thing – composed by Henry Mancini, it’s one of the best pieces of music ever. Anyway, this Dodge is just one of two to ever leave the factory with this colourful shade called Panther Pink (with a contrasting white roof) and it is now up for grabs by Mecum Auctions in Florida.
In early 1970, Dodge released a new group of special spring colours and among them was this wild code FM3 pink and now, bids can be made for this stunning R/T trim until the 12th of January and it expected to fetch at least $250,000 (Dh920,000) – that is how much well maintained and well documented classic Chargers tend to go for at auctions (or on the used car market).
It has the original matching-numbers 440 Six Pack V8 which in its heyday produced around 390 horsepower (thanks to its three 2-barrel Holley carbs!) and is mated to a TorqueFlite automatic transmission and an 8.75 differential with 3.23 gearing. It has the original body panels, factory-correct colour, five-spoke wheels shod in Goodyear Polyglas tyres and all the other goodies such as the R/T door scoops, body line pinstriping, a wraparound front bumper, covered headlamps and chrome exhaust tips.
The Black and Charcoal houndstooth interior is in mint condition too and features bucket seats and woodgrain trim. The Charger also features power steering and Solid State AM radio and is absolutely gorgeous, so, what are you waiting for?