"She loves it, we're happy with it, and we drive it everywhere. Since we got that car, we don't drive anything else!"--Glenn Randall

Fast Facts
1971 Dodge Challenger convertible
Owned by: Donna and Glenn Randall, Annapolis, Maryland

Mopar Power:

  • Engine: Instead of the big block, this Citron Yella '71 Challenger convertible has a 340 under its hood--the option code E55 engine that went in at Hamtramck when this car was built on May 5, 1971.
  • Transmission: Option code D32: A heavy-duty 727 TorqueFlite, with a factory "Slap Stick" shifter in the console
  • Rearend: The original 8 3/4-inch rear end, with an open differential and 3.23:1 rear gears.

Sure Grip

  • Suspension: Original Rallye suspension that went on at Hamtramck: (Front) heavy duty longitudinal torsion bars, sway bar, and shocks (Rear) heavy-duty leaf springs, sway bar, and shocks.
  • Brakes: B51 power brakes with discs in front, drums in back
  • Wheels and Tires: 15 x 7-inch Rallye wheels were original equipment on this Challenger, while the OEM E60-15 bias-ply tires were replaced long ago by P235/60R15 BFGoodrich Radial T/As

High Impact:

  • Body: An original '71 Challenger convertible unibody that's never needed new steel.
  • Paint: GY3 Citron Yella "High Impact" paint went on in the paint shop at Hamtramck, and the same color was re-applied about eight years ago (as were the black stripes.)
  • Interior: Original high back black vinyl buckets (code H6X9) were OEM, and that's what it still has. "Music Master" AM radio was a later addition, as this was a radio/speaker delete car when built.