The 1971 Dodge Hemi Charger R/T, a rare gem among classic muscle cars, will grace the Kissimmee 2024 auction, drawing collectors’ attention. This exceptional vehicle is one of only 33 produced with an automatic Torqueflite transmission, making it a unique find. Previously owned by the esteemed collector Steven Juliano, this Hemi Charger R/T stands out with its striking Sassy Grass Green paint, applied in a single, meticulous repaint by renowned restorer Roger Gibson.
Under its distinctive Ramcharger hood lies the original 426 Hemi V-8 engine, a hallmark of power and performance. This engine, coupled with the automatic transmission, epitomizes the raw power and thrill that define the Hemi legacy. The car’s mechanical integrity is matched by its visual appeal, featuring a black vinyl top and black interior, creating a stunning contrast with the vibrant exterior.
The Charger’s interior retains its originality, with black bucket seats, a center console with the iconic T-handle Slap-Stik shifter, and a Rallye dash equipped with a full range of instrumentation, including a 150 MPH speedometer and tachometer. The woodgrain interior appointments and Chrysler Solid State radio add a touch of elegance and nostalgia.
Externally, the Charger boasts classic muscle car features such as 426 Hemi hood callouts, dual body-color mirrors with a driver’s side remote, and chrome exhaust tips. The Rallye wheels and Goodyear Polyglas GT tires enhance its aggressive stance and add to its authentic muscle car appearance.
As one of the last Hemi Chargers produced before the end of its production, this car represents the closing of an era in American automotive performance. Its combination of rarity, historical significance, and impeccable preservation make it a highly desirable piece for collectors and enthusiasts alike. This 1971 Dodge Hemi Charger R/T is not just a car; it’s a symbol of an era that continues to captivate the hearts of muscle car aficionados.
Mecum Kissimmee is January 2-14 and is the largest auction of the year. With over 4,000 vehicles for sale, this is a can’t miss event. Visit Mecum.com to see all of the vehicles for sale, purchase tickets, and to consign your vehicle and register to bid.