There Were 3,118 R/T Hardtop Models Built For The 1971 Dodge Charger, Of Which This One Is One

This particular 1971 Dodge Charger stands as one among 3,118 R/T hardtop models that were crafted for that specific year. The assembly of this car was concluded on June 23, 1971. The current owner acquired it in 2015, initiating a comprehensive restoration process carried out by Relic Restoration located in Houston, Texas. This meticulous restoration reached its completion in 2022.

1971 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi 4-Speed

The exterior of the vehicle is coated in a Butterscotch hue and features a black vinyl roof atop white leather upholstery. Beneath the hood resides a replacement 426ci Hemi V8 engine, which is paired with a four-speed manual transmission and a Dana 60 rear end to deliver power. Noteworthy additional features comprise power-assisted front disc brakes, power steering, 15″ Rallye wheels, the A33 Track Pak, an N96 Ramcharger hood scoop, black vinyl accents for the hood and sides, an AM/FM radio, and a Hurst pistol-grip shifter. The Charger R/T is now available for purchase, accompanied by a clean Texas title held in the name of the seller.

1971 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi 4-Speed

As part of the refurbishment process, the body of the car was meticulously stripped down and underwent necessary repairs. Following the repairs, the body was treated to a fresh coat of its original Butterscotch (EL5) color, exactly as it rolled out from the factory. The list of included equipment encompasses a Ramcharger hood scoop, black vinyl accents for the hood and bodysides, a racing mirror on the driver’s side, a black vinyl roof, and a dual-exit exhaust system featuring chrome tips.

1971 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi 4-Speed

The 15″ Rallye wheels wear chrome trim rings, and they are mounted with G60–15 Goodyear Polyglas GT white-letter tires. A black-painted spare wheel with a matching tire is mounted in the trunk. The car is equipped with power-assisted steering, and stopping power is provided by power-assisted front disc and rear drum brakes.

1971 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi 4-Speed

The cabin features front bucket seats and a rear bench trimmed in white leather along with a matching headliner, front armrest, and door panels. A contrasting black dashboard and carpets are fitted, and additional equipment includes woodgrain dash and door trim, an AM/FM radio, a Hurst pistol-grip shifter, and front shoulder belts.

1971 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi 4-Speed

The three-spoke Tuff Wheel frames a 150-mph speedometer and gauges for oil pressure, fuel level, amperage, and coolant temperature. The five-digit odometer was reset during the refurbishment and shows one mile. Total mileage is unknown.

1971 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi 4-Speed

The replacement 426ci Hemi V8 is said to have been rebuilt before it was installed during the refurbishment. The car is equipped with dual four-barrel carburetors, and the A33 track package included a dual-point distributor, a seven-blade cooling fan, and a heavy-duty radiator with a fan shroud.

1971 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi 4-Speed

Power is sent to the rear axle via a four-speed manual transmission and a Dana 60 rear end.

1971 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi 4-Speed

The fender tag decodes as follows:

  • 17128 – Gate sequence number
  • 191550 –Line sequence number
  • 407 – 426ci Hemi V8, 425 horsepower, manual transmission, heater
  • 050 – Dana 60 rear axle
  • 26 – Lynch Road assembly plant
  • V1X – Black full vinyl roof
  • N96 – Fresh air hood
  • – US Market example
  • EL5 – Butterscotch paint
  • D6XW –White bucket seats, door panels, headliner; black carpets and dashboard
  • TX9 – Black door frames
  • 623 – June 23 build date
  • 226513 – Vehicle order number
  • E74 – 426ci Hemi V8, twin four-barrel carburetors, 425 horsepower
  • D21 – Four-speed manual transmission
  • WS23 – Dodge Coronet, Charger
  • R1A – 426ci Hemi V8, twin four-barrel carburetors, 425 horsepower
  • 193579 – Sequence number


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