Bruce is, but his wife Kathy wasn't at first. "The first time she got in it, I hit the throttle, and her glasses almost flew off her head and out the window!" Bruce recalls.
'70 Dodge Charger R/TOwned by New Clients Inc., Mullica Hill, New Jersey
Engine: Ray Barton built the 472ci Hemi himself, which is good for about 650 hp. It's topped by two Edelbrock four-barrels, sparked by an MSD ignition and cooled by a big BeCool aluminum radiator.
Transmission: Tremec five-speed manual, with a custom-made "Pistol-Grip" shifterRear End: 3.70-geared Dana 60--the ideal match with the Hemi and Tremec.
Suspension: The original front torsion bars are on permanent vacation, replaced by a Pro Flo coilover front suspension by Race Ready Technologies (RRT), Malvern, Pennsylvania. In back: Ma Mopar's Super Stock rear leaf springs.Brakes: Not just Wilwood disc brakes all around--big Wilwood discs all around--for stopping power to match the Hemi's power.Wheels/tires: Filling the fenderwells are five-spoke Budnik "Diamond Back" billet wheels (19 inches in front, 20 inches in back) on ultra-low-profile tires.
Body: Original '70 Charger body taken down to bare metal and restored by Classic Corvettes, Tarpon Springs, Florida.Paint: High Impact Banana Yellow by Classic Corvettes, Tarpon Springs, Florida.Interior: Done by Race Ready Technologies, Malvern, PA. Includes Grant GT steering wheel, Flaming River tilt steering column, custom console, wood console/dash trim and Auto Meter "Phantom II" gauge cluster, Vintage Air HVAC and Sony sound system, custom front buckets by Recaro, and restored rear bench seat with upholstery by RRT.
Five-spoke Budnik "Diamond...
Five-spoke Budnik "Diamond back" billet rims roll inside of ultra-low-profile rubber with big Wilwood disc brakes at each corner.
. . . And Here's The Clincher: (Production figures per 1970chargerregistry.com)Total '70 Charger production (all series/engines): 46,576'70 Charger R/T production (all engines): 9,370With standard 440 Magnum: 8,574 (1,443 with A833; 7,131 with 727)With optional 440 Six Pack: 684 (347 with A833; 337 with 727)With optional 426 Hemi: 112 (56 with A833; 56 with 727)