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1943 Available 71 Dodge 383 Challenger.... Rare 1 of 1  

In the spring of 1971, a deputy sheriff with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, talked with his supervisor into the thought of purchasing a muscle car that could be used for undercover surveilance work in dealing with the drug trafficing, which was the main crime of that era. On May 30, 1971 this car was ordered through Claude Short Dodge in Santa Monica, California and equipped with a 383 4 barrel and Torqueflite automatic transmission. This order was routed through the Hamtramck, MI plant because the LA plant was shutting down there production of Challengers. On July 9th 1971 the last day of Challenger production this car built. This is believed to be the last Challenger shipped to California. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department took possession of the car in August 1971, there name was listed on the original sales receipt and the title. One of the options "as there were many" was the order of AM radio with the console mounted cassette recorder which was used to record stakeouts and then eventually was used in court to help convict criminals. The mechanics at Claude Short Dodge did some high performance modifications to the 383 to keep up with the other muscle cars, and the modifications are still installed on the car. 1. Edelbrock Aluminum intake manifold. 2. Headers. 3. 3:55 Sure grip differential. 4. Reworked and ported heads. The only additional work that has been done to the car since the original owner, is the new vinyl top and 1 factory repaint in 1972 due to the original Plum Crazy paint flaking off. The car is all numbers matching with a very detailed paper trail which includes 2 build sheets, the original window sticker, and the Mopar Collector guides full feature article on the car. This car is very rare factory order police undercover car. Here is the fender tag numbers as the appear on the fender tag from left to right and top to bottom: V5X 26 EN2 M31 M42 M44 N41 R26 G11 H51 J25 J45 M21 M25 V1W U A46 B51 C16 C55 FC7 H6X9 000 709 083496 E65 D32 JH23 N1B 454832 VIN Number JH23N1B454832 THOROUGHBRED INVESTMENT MUSCLE CAR.

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