Lot #776 - 1970 Charger R/T. Prior to purchasing this car, I verified that it was a numbers match car thru VIN, body and engine number match up. We purchased the car in 1991 in Rancho Cordova, CA, from a Mopar restorer named Steve Dimple who had just purchased it from the original owners in Salinas, California. Steve had decided to sell the car instead of restoring it himself. We decided to buy it because we saw the great potential to restore a classic Charger R/T that still had all of its original equipment intact and there were no signs of severe body or chassis damage after 21 years on the road. So in 1991, we began the complete restoration of this great American muscle car. All of the engine, drivetrain and engine compartments were rebuilt and restored by Tony and Gary of GT Auto in Rancho Cordova, CA. They were both long time Mopar fans and owners. The engine was completely rebuilt with .030 overbore and mild cam upgrade installed. The entire braking system was rebuilt and the master brake cylinder was sleeved in stainless steel several years ago. With the drivetrain and suspension rebuilt, it was time to get to the body shop. We chose Mike Hartley of R&M Enterprises to restore the body. With over 30 years experience in bodywork with custom and stock cars including years in Corvette restoration work, R&M was the logical choice. YearOne, Motor City Originals and Legendary supplied many of the restoration parts. Some NOS, some aftermarket. I am happy to say that the interior panels, bezels, nobs, back seats, dash, steering wheel, console, gages, arm rests, emblems and all interior trim is original and in excellent shape except for a seam tear on the backseat cushion, which we decided to leave because of our desire to leave the car as original as possible. Even the exhaust system is still factory original and could probably use new mufflers but there does not seem to be any leaks at this time. The great thing about finding a one owner car is the chance of discovering an unmolested vehicle of the muscle car era. So many of these cars were either wrecked or modified during there prime years and with a build number according to Redbook on R/T Chargers in 1970 at just over 5,000, to find 3 Build Sheets inside the car proved to us we had a rare find in this car. It very much deserved a good restoration. We never intended to do a concourse restoration on the car and do not claim it to be one, but the car is truly stunning in appearance.