1973 Dodge Challenger Rallye

Around since 1970, the Challenger was Dodge’s answer to Chevrolet’s Camaro and Pontiac’s Firebird and shared the Chrysler E-body with the Plymouth Barracuda.

For 1973, not much had changed to the look of the Challenger from the 72 models. Identification is easier from the front with its changed grille inserts.

Seen here in striking yellow paint, this Challenger has been restored and looks great inside and out.

side view of a yellow 73 Dodge Challenger
side view

Described by Dodge as a personal sports compact, the 110 inch wheelbase E-body challenger was still pretty big at 198.2 inches.

rear view of a 73 Dodge Challenger
rear view

Inside ’73 challengers you’d find all-vinyl bucket seats with integral head restraints – seen here in black but also available in green, blue or white.

Interior shot of a 1973 Dodge Challenger
bucket seat interior

Other standard equipment included; deep-pile carpeting, simulated wood-grained door inserts, keyless door locking system, front and rear armrests, dome light and day / night inside mirror.

The Challenger came with a 150 horsepower, 318 cubic inch V8 as standard (the slant six had now been dropped). The 340 V8 ordered with this car gives 240 horsepower and was a $118 option.

1973 Dodge 340 cubic inch V8 engine
340 cubic inch V8

This particular Challenger enjoys such options as power brakes and power steering.

Dodge managed to sell 32,596 Challengers for the 1973 model year at a base price of $3,011. This was nearly 6,000 more of them sold than the previous year.

This 1973 Dodge Challenger is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for lots more photos)

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