1974 Dodge Challenger Last On The Road In 1991 Begs For Complete Restoration


A 1974 Dodge Challenger that has been languishing for decades is attempting to persuade someone online to buy it so that a thorough restoration can start.

Even while a 1974 Challenger is an exciting project in and of itself, this example flexes a really sturdy share that simplifies an overhaul. Although the nameplate is only known to ardent enthusiasts, it’s not the most difficult task—especially given that it’s a Challenger—and its lack of severe rust makes it a decent starting point for a restoration attempt.

The Challenger years ago because it came with a mint interior. Based on the photos, that interior is long gone, possibly as it was installed on another project.

The Challenger was last on the road in 1991, but unfortunately, the next decades were a mix of good and bad news. The car was initially parked inside, but two years ago, it was pulled from the garage and moved outside. It’s probably why the metal is rough, but despite the obvious problems, this Challenger still comes with tinted glass, original metal, and good floors, though I already spotted a few spots where urgent repairs are required.

The car’s engine has been removed, but that doesn’t really matter because the Challenger can be had for less money and open the door to a bigger, more ambitious makeover with a big-block engine. The engine options available for the 1974 Challenger were limited. The 318 was the base model, and Dodge removed the 340 V8 to create space for the brand-new, 245 horsepower 360 V8.


Regretfully, the vehicle is currently missing an engine, most likely because the original V8 and interior were donated to another project.

Dodge produced 188,660 Challengers for this model year, and all cars received significant safety upgrades as the carmaker complied with the new regulations. The Charger received lap and shoulder belts that used an inertial reel, a seatbelt ignition interlock, and several other important upgrades.

It was among the last Challengers to be equipped with large engines because the last few years of the decade saw the introduction of unfavorable laws that put more emphasis on fuel efficiency. For instance, the Challenger switched from large, blocky engines to 1.6-liter ones that produced a meager 77 horsepower.

Thus, although the competition for the vehicle appears to be strong, this 1974 Challenger represents a fantastic opportunity to acquire a tiny bit of automotive history. The vehicle is located in Brockton, Massachusetts.