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The Black Ghost Will Be Up For Auction In May

1970 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost

There’s a legendary muscle car that used to haunt the metro Detroit area back in the 1970s. A black 1970 Dodge Challenger RT SE (special edition) owned by Godfrey Qualls, which ruled Woodward Avenue in the 1970s. It’s a muscle car that’s so historically relevant that it inspired a “Last Call” special edition from Dodge with its namesake. But why own one of the 2023 model year cars when you had a chance to acquire the original?

1970 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost Auction: Details

According to Dodge Garage, earlier this month, Mecum Magazine announced that the 1970 Dodge Challenger, known as the Black Ghost, had been co-signed with their company. Now, the car will reach the auction block at Dana Mecum’s 36th Original Spring Classic at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, held May 12-20, 2023. However, Gregory Qualls, Godfrey’s son, has decided to sell the popular car to give his family more support and opportunities in life.

1970 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost

There’s an incredible opportunity to support his family, as an all-original 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE with the 426 Hemi engine and other options would bring big money at a collectors auction. Even more so when it’s known to be the legendary Black Ghost, coming at a time when the Dodge Brand is introducing the limited-edition 2023 Challenger with the Black Ghost package, there’s a guarantee to draw a ton of bidder attention.

This 1970 Dodge Challenger RT SE, owned by Godfrey Qualls, once ruled Woodward Avenue in the ’70s. Quall’s Black Ghost quickly earned a legendary reputation for flexing its 426 Hemi on Woodward and then driving off mysteriously into the night, not to be seen again for months. This led to the “Black Ghost” nickname. But, not just a local legend, Qualls’s vehicle earned a spot on the National Historic Vehicle Register in 2020. Until now, the legendary muscle car has remained in the Qualls family, which means this auction is bringing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to Dodge muscle car fans. Gregory Qualls only hopes that the bidder will continue to share this legend with the world.

1970 Dodge Challenger Black Ghost

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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