On 13 Jun 2005 17:31:40 -0700, NoOption5L@aol.com
>> Two-door Dodge Challenger to return?
>> The resurrected Challenger muscle car will come back in 2009 industry
>> paper says.
>I can NOT wait to see a new Challenger! Now if we can just get new
>'Cuda, Camaro, Firebird, AMX, and Cougar we'll be back in business!
If it's going to look like the Charger, I can wait.
The original 'Cuda and Challengers from 1970-1974 were some
of the handsomest cars ever built. I can't bring myself to
say that about Chrysler's current offerings.
A run of the mill 340 1970-71 'Cuda or Challenger will now
set you back $30,000 while there has been rumours of $5 million
being turned down for a 1971 one of a kind Hemi Challenger.
Specialty models like the Challenger TA and AAR 'Cuda will
bring about $60,000-$100,000 while Hemi "clones" have fetched
over $200,000. Right now, aside from the ubiquitous Shelby Mustangs
and some Vettes, E-bodied Chryslers are the most collectable muscle
>> NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - It's starting to look like the muscle car wars of
>> the late 1960s are coming back for real. Following this year's
>> introduction of the Dodge Charger, the next muscle car name to be
>> resurrected will be the Dodge Challenger, according to a report in the
>> industry weekly Automotive News.
>> The Challenger will be based on the same platform as the Charger, which
>> shares its mechanical underpinnings with the Chrysler 300 and the Dodge
>> Magnum wagon, according to the report. The newspaper cites industry
>> sources including outside analysts familiar with the development program.
>> No-one with Chrysler Group, the division of DaimlerChrysler responsible
>> for Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles. would talk about the program,
>> Automotive News said.
>> Unlike the Charger, the Challenger will be a two-door car, according to
>> the report. That would put it in direct competition with the recently
>> redesigned Ford Mustang and the Pontiac GTO. The current Charger has
>> four doors.
>> Like the Charger, 300 and Magnum, the Challenger will be available with
>> an optional V8 "Hemi" engine, Automotive News said.
>> When it was originally introduced for the 1970 model year, the
>> Challenger was a small "Pony Car" competitor to the Ford Mustang and
>> Chevrolet Camaro.
>> The car is scheduled to be introduced in 2009, Automotive News said. The
>> report said the company expects to sell 60,000 to 70,000 Challengers a year.