Imagine having a 1972 Dodge Challenger and then chucking $40,000 at it to render it unable to do basic muscle car things. Yet it’s somehow, arguably, better. More absurd, in the least. In many ways, that’s exactly what the seller of this Dodge Challenger 4×4 has done. Uncovered on Craigslist by AutoClassics, it’s essentially a Challenger body on top of a M1009 military chassis. Some may scoff at it, but it’s undeniable that this build took lots of skill, work and resulted in a quality machine.
Power is supplied by a 5.7 liter V8 with a multitude of modifications. Highlights include long tube headers, a custom Flowmaster exhaust, and a new carburetor, intake, radiator, fuel pump, alternator and more. It’s a fully rebuilt and modified engine.
While power figures are undisclosed, it’s sent through an automatic transmission to all four wheels with Dana locking front hubs and rear Dana straight axles. The tires are massive 37×12.5xR17 BFGoodrich KM2 tires, which the seller notes are still fresh. The listing also says the paint is in good condition, rounding out a quality, if slightly terrifying exterior.
The seller hasn’t left the interior alone, though. It’s fully restored with all-new seats, carpet, headliner and dashboard. A new Sony stereo system has four Kenwood speakers, plus a subwoofer. It even has a backup camera, which will come in handy to make sure you don’t accidentally back over a wimpy Jeep Wrangler parked behind you.
The seller says the Dodge Challenger 4×4 drives well on the road, but it’s truly at home off road. Hard to see why, isn’t it?
Since the build was completed, the Challenger has added 10,700 miles. As stated, it took over $40,000 to build the car, and the seller claims to have all the documentation and receipts from along the way. Currently, it’s priced at a firm $29,000. Is the Dodge Challenger 4×4 worth that to you? The seller’s loss could be your gain for this wild off-road muscle car.