Restoration

Asked by Apr 28, 2010 at 12:54 PM about the 1972 Dodge Challenger

Question type: General

I have a 72 challenger I am going to start restoring, how can I verify it is a matching #'s car, it is a 318, 4 gear car with a new "frame" out of Texas, I bought it 3 years ago and want to do something with it, the motor needs rebuilt but came with a set of X and J heads, am I better to keep it original?

Thanks

Larry

1 Answer

55

There is a pad on the lower drivers side of the block that will have the last 6-8 digits of the serial number on it. New frame??? These are unibodies so I would look at that very carefully to make sure it was done right. Maybe even have it checked at frame shop. I think you have to notch the top of the cylinders to get 202 heads to work in a small bore 318. You can keep it original or throw a 340 in it and keep the 318 around just in case. I think the 340 or 360 is the better option for value.

Your Answer

Dodge Challenger Experts

  • #1
    cubfan08
    Reputation
    650
  • #2
    Chase Sutherland
    Reputation
    480
  • #3
    Jeff Schmidt
    Reputation
    470
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Charger
414 Great Deals out of 27,647 listings starting at $1,979
Used Chevrolet Camaro
407 Great Deals out of 30,660 listings starting at $3,550
Used Ford Mustang
693 Great Deals out of 37,654 listings starting at $895
Used Chevrolet Corvette
277 Great Deals out of 20,532 listings starting at $2,990
Used Chrysler 300
302 Great Deals out of 17,710 listings starting at $1,295

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Dodge Challenger For Sale
6,082 listings starting at $20,735
2017 Dodge Challenger For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 6,869 listings starting at $18,391
2016 Dodge Challenger For Sale
53 Great Deals out of 2,925 listings starting at $15,900
2015 Dodge Challenger For Sale
59 Great Deals out of 1,802 listings starting at $14,991
2014 Dodge Challenger For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 1,257 listings starting at $9,491

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.