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.

Fast Facts
'70 Dodge Charger R/TOwned by New Clients Inc., Mullica Hill, New Jersey

Mopar Power
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.

Sure Grip
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.

High Impact
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.

. . . 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)