1970 Dodge Charger
1970 was the last year of the second version of the Dodge Charger.
A new grill and front bumper changed the look of the 1970 Charger. Inside, the ignition key was moved from the dash to the steering column, and a pistol-grip shifter was used for cars with a manual transmission.
Some bright new "High Impact Paint" exterior colors were given names, such as Plum Crazy, Sublime, Panther Pink, Top Banana, Hemi Orange, Go Mango, and Green Go.
The Charger 500, previously a race-inspired model built for NASCAR, was now a package option and came with the 318 cid engine. It no longer had the distinct grill or flush-mounted rear window.
The R/T gained rearward-facing scoops mounted on the leading edge of the doors.
The 440 Six Pack was introduced which was so named because it had three two-barrel carbs. It was rated at 390 horsepower and 490 ft-lbs of torque.
The standard engine was again the 318 with 230 hp and 320 ft-lbs of torque, but the 225 slant-six (145 hp and 215 ft-lbs of torque) was available as a downgrade. Other optional engines were a 383 two-barrel (290 hp and 390 ft-lbs of torque), a 383 four-barrel (330 hp and 425 ft-lbs of torque), a 440 Magnum (375 horsepower 480 ft-lbs of torque), and the 426 Hemi with 425 horsepower and 490 ft-lbs of torque.
1970 Charger Key Differences
The 1970 Dodge Charger had a unique front bumper which wrapped around the grill. The grill was no longer divided vertically in the middle, but it did have a thin horizontal bar running through its middle.
Dodge Chargers from 1968 - 1970 had the same body, but different bumpers, grills, and tail lights make it easy to identify each year.
How to Identify a 1970 Dodge Charger
1970 Charger Front Bumper
1970 Charger Grill
1970 Charger Grill Emblem
1970 Charger Front Side Marker Light
1970 Charger Rear Side Marker Light
1970 Charger Tail Lights
1970 Charger Back Up Lights
1970 Charger Rear Window
1970 Charger Dash
1970 Charger C-Pillar Name Plate
1970 Charger Fuel Filler Cap
1970 Charger Hood
1970 Charger Magnum 500 Wheel
More 1970 Charger Pictures
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