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I have the Challenger posted on eBay, however if it doesn't sell there. I am posting it here.

Exceptionally well maintained and cared for Second generation Dodge Challenger. This true survivor features the 2.6 Liter Hemi MCA Jet engine, 5 speed manual transmission, all wheel disc brakes, road wheel package, and a list of standard features that rivaled it's competition. Today it's a rare collectible, and is a stand out in it's black exterior paint with gold pin stripes and black interior. So rare and unseen, that I have been invited to various car shows just to display it.

This 1982 Dodge Challenger is all original down to the AM/FM non-cassette radio, Dealer installed 'SkyPort' sunroof and high mounted brake light are the only additions to this original performance GT.
With 231,000 miles on the odometer, it has been driven an average of less than 6600 miles a year. The original owner maintained this exceptional car and it was checked every few thousand miles.
I am the second owner and purchased it in 2012. It took me 15 years to find one in this condition, and gets looks wherever it goes. This car has been stored in a garage, and driven to car shows and events, cruises and only once since I have owned it has it seen rain (car show Sept 2015), other then that it has been out of the weather.
Engine is the 2.6l Astron MCA Jet with Hemispherical head and sold as HEMI. Per Wikipedia;
During the 1970s and 1980s, Chrysler also used the Hemi name for their Australian-made Hemi-6 Engine and applied it to the 4-cylinder Mitsubishi 2.6L engine installed in various North American market vehicles. This is the same engine that Mitsubishi turbo-charged and used on the Conquest/Starion cars.
There are two youtube videos on this Challenger, and if you Google 1982 Dodge Challenger and you'll see it.
Collectible Automobile in 2008 stated "That finding one in good condition now will be a lot more,well, challenging than locating a decent non-muscle 1970-1974 Challenger, itself a rare commodity these days and not inexpensive either."
One auction site that had a 1978 Challenger stated, 'We've seen a handful of these cars ever, and although rare when new, they've been nearly extinct for decades'
another "...we like these Mitsubishi-built pillarless coupes but can go years without seeing one on the streets" and this "Though these rebadged Mitsubishis were long maligned for their use of the Challenger nameplate, the recent J-car trend has seen some increase in popularity." Very few people even realize that the Challenger name was used between 1978 and 1983, and the Plymouth Sapporo was the luxury version, while the Challenger was the performance version.

The 1982 Dodge Challenger was Chrysler's best performance car in 1982.
This car was featured in Mopar Blog's Reader's Ride

Average selling price has been over $6,500 with some examples close to $10,000. Kelly Blue Book values the car over $6100, however their initial cost was several hundred dollars to low.

Buy it now, and I have additional items, (2) studded snow tires on (2) additional Factory wheels, not steel, but the stylized road wheels, just like on the Challenger and a center console section for the upgraded radio, a Mitsubishi RX-735 (itself a $150 radio), and an Alpine Equalizer 3023. In my original 1982, it had the AM/FM/Cass radio and I had the lpine EQ installed. I was going to do it here, but never installed it as the car was so original. Then a set of rear shocks. That I stached away. In all and easy over $500 additional goodies.

My shoulders and back issues prevent me from enjoying this car.

This is a rare opputunity to put a rare vehicle into their collection.

I will see about uploading more pictures and providing a link.

Buyer to coordinate shipping.

I have added a new youtube video.
View: https://youtu.be/6FM2K8jXz_4



The AC unit does need to be charged.


Some additional - maint. records.

1/3/2012 New Valve cover gasket $89.43
4/2/2012 complete chassis lubrication, checked all fluid levels, checked tire pressure, hoses, antifreeze to -35, brake linings front 20-25% rear 50%, oil change, $102.10
4/12/2012 - heater blower replaced $322.13
6/18/2012 - check for trip - fluids, tire pressure $37.55
mileage noted as 229347
5/4/2013 - rear tires replaced P195/70R14 - $156.86, Tires installed 5/11/2013
Mileage noted as 230020
8/22/2015 - Oil changed $26.49 Mileage noted 230389

Current mileage as 7/24/2017 230434.5
 

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Man, I spotted a similar one today on a car lot about 40 miles from me. It was more of a dark brown color. I wanted to stop and check it out, but we were headed to a doctors appointment for the wife. So, it didn't happen. They were zippy, fun to drive cars. Best of luck with the sale.
 

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these are great cars. Owned the silver/grey version with the yellow/orange stripping and plaid interior. Had also the 2.6 motor, 5 speed transmission. Had to sell it as I got an assignment to Japan and I could NOT ship it back there as my personal car - go figure. Wish I had it back.
 

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This is my 2nd 1982 and it took me 15 years to find one in this condition. I know of only three in the western US. They are rarer then a hens tooth in this condition. For example the underside of the doors are not rusted through. This one also has the road wheel package aka all wheel disc brakes.
 

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If I get a chance in the next week or so, I'm going to go look at the one I saw. Maybe the guy won't mind me taking some pictures. Who knows? It might help him to sell it, too.
 

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This body style was introduced for the 1978 model year. For 1979, the redesigned Ford Mustang looked almost the same. Coincidence?
 

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the 82 was the cleanest look. It got rid of the big louvers in the earlier years including the 81's. The lines were a lot nicer and the black out with the black paint and black interior was just wicked looking. One guy (email) stated that mine was a 9.8 out of 10. Not bad!
 

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For the next week, I will lower the price to between the Average and High retail value. After this I will raise the price and keep it there. The next 7 days, I'll sell for $5100. See the photo's from NADA as to the value.
 

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No offense. I didn't mean to sound rude either. I just meant it makes a difference for me (and probably others) who may have thought about it - or who may now think about it. I didn't see the ebay link or I'd have followed that for the other pics.
 

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these are great cars. Owned the silver/grey version with the yellow/orange stripping and plaid interior. Had also the 2.6 motor, 5 speed transmission. Had to sell it as I got an assignment to Japan and I could NOT ship it back there as my personal car - go figure. Wish I had it back.
This one was for sale in Hemmings a couple of years ago.
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It was sold for $9995. I spoke to the dealership. The asking price was $11,995, close to twice what it cost new. Also that this one had the 1.6 liter engine. It wasn't the 2.6 and was really under powered. My mother also had a 78 Challenger. Her's was silver/charcoal color.
 
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