So, you’re in the market for a new off-roading vehicle, but you’re not exactly sure what to get. Should you go with the mighty Ram Power Wagon, the brolic Ford F-150 Raptor, or just get a Jeep of sorts, perhaps a Wrangler?
No, you don’t go with any of the aforementioned options. Instead, you go with this 1972 Dodge Challenger 4×4 because life’s too short to be basic. The car actually was up for grabs, with a price tag of about $30,000, but the San Francisco Craigslist ad has since been flagged for removal.
For the money, you’ll get what is likely to be the only Dodge Challenger at the dunes, or wherever you choose to go off-roading. That said, this is by no means the first or only Challenger of its kind. Believe it or not, plenty of folks have converted muscle cars into all-terrain masters.
This particular build features a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 that’s been fitted with a complete exhaust system, from the manifold back. The power is transferred to the wheels, which are wrapped in 33-inch tires, via a custom transfer case which utilizes front locking hubs and Dana 60 axles. And it all rides on a 1977 M10009 military frame.
The seller claimed to have invested over $45,000 into the build, meaning you’d save about $15,000 by buying an already completed projected. With just 3,400 miles this Dodge Challenger 4×4 is near-new, which may mean “yay, new parts!” or, “now I get why he didn’t want to keep it.”
Click play on the embedded video to see the Dodge Challenger 4×4 in action, then let us know if you think this is a promising purchase, or if you’d be better off trying to complete your own build.