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This Challenger is reported to be one of eight exported to Switzerland in 1974 and outfitted to meet EU road requirements; Rear Shoulder Belt Restraints, Hella Headlights, and Headlight Squirters.  The car was originally licensed in Sweden and all windows were etched with the license plate number. I have the registration and license plate, HHD 198.  

The story... after several years, the car was sold to a buyer in London.  It was difficult to find street parking and the owner decided to sell it. An A&P Mechanic from a US Airline purchased the car and returned it to the US.  The owner had wrecked his 1970 Challenger T/A and was looking for a replacement.

Upon return to the US, the owner replaced the original suspension and differential with the ‘70 T/As suspension and Dyna 60 from the wreck.  The original 318cid was discarded and a high performance 340cid installed.  Work continued by replacing the heads, manifold and carb with performance parts.  The transmission was replaced with a transmission built for drag racing, 3-spd.  Car was raced at Pacific Raceway, Kent WA.  The car has an estimated 409 Horsepower.

Current owner purchased the car in May of 2020.  The racing wheels and tires were replaced with updated Magnum 500-look wheels.  Correct sideview mirrors added, interior was restored, battered trim is being replaced and the home-made graphite composite front spoiler replaced with the ‘Cuda AAR spoiler.  Most recent update is painting the hood matte black to pay tribute to the car’s T/A underpinnings.

Latest fix is trying to determine the correct replacement leaf springs.  There are 8 leaves on the right side and 7 on the left.  Back end stays put when you stomp on it.  It gets lots of thumbs up, sounds incredible.  Hates 92 octane.  Loves 100.  Thinking about updating the transmission.. Any advice?
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Posted by: DW-Exported-74filter in E-Bodies Cuda Challenger Message Forum - New Member January 12, 2022, 06:49:20 PM

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