Surprised by the dramatic change in appearance and amazing sound of this 1970 Dodge Challenger after 30 years

The 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 340 Six Pack is back, the very same barn find gem that was sitting in a literal barn for 30 years, only now it’s showtime.

We covered the first part of Hagerty’s Will It Run installment on the Challenger, where it got started up for the first time in three decades – spoiler alert – it didn’t want to start at all, until it did.

Since then, Davin has got the muscle car back to the garage where he can work on getting the Dodge into a drivable condition, but the machine will need a clean before anything else.

It’s worth watching the video if just for the immensely-satisfying montage of a dusty yellow 70s Challenger getting a clean down but stay tuned to see how far they must go just to get the T/A running right.

The 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 340 Six Pack Barn Find

Last time, the team replaced spark plugs, tried cleaning up the carburetor and more, but this time, Davin wants to check the vacuum issue – which is maybe what is stopping the car wanting to idle.

He says that the intake manifold could be the issue, and the carbs come off, and so does the manifold, which reveals to be at least part of the problem; at least some of the air leak is from here.

Davin also installs new fuel lines to the ‘Six Pack’ carburetor set, and then there’s the fuel tank. Suspecting that there’s a blockage somewhere, he shows us that by blowing air across different parts of the fuel line from the tank to the engine bay, you can quickly localize a blockage.

Watch the video to see the extent of the work involved in dropping a fuel tank, and how satisfying it is to see a fresh one bolted in place of the rotten old one.

How Much Does A 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 340 Six Pack Cost?

1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 340 Six Pack, front quarter view
Via: YouTube via Hagerty

There are more steps involved but ultimately, the car does start under its own steam – although reluctantly. It will need many new parts to become a proper runner, but it’s on the way. The car looks great in its new clean state, it sounds good on the road and with more restoration work done could become an awesome ride even on the ‘daily’.

A Challenger T/A 340 Six Pack – which was a homologation car built in less than 2,500 examples to take part in the SCCA’s Trans-American Sedan Championship – made an official 290 hp, but is commonly-believed to make anywhere up to 350 hp.

1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 340 Six Pack value is currently at around $95,000, making it a valuable classic muscle car and all the better that this owner is taking the opportunity to fix this one up.

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