As we said before the Challenger T/A version differs greatly from the base Challenger. The T/A version had a different stripe, which was used in 1971 as the stripe used on most Challengers. The T/A also had a fresh air scoop mounted on the hood. The Challenger had a “duck tail” spoiler and front spoilers. Lastly, the Challenger T/A’s exhaust exits out the sides in front of the back wheels.
Dodge Challenger T/A Engine
The Dodge Challenger T/A put out high horsepower with it’s 340 6 Pack V8. The T/A’s bore and stroke were 4.04 inches by 3.31 inches. The stock compression was 10.5 to 1. They used 3 two-barrel carburetors, which amounted to 6 barrels. The maximum horsepower from the factory was a whopping 290 bhp @ 5,000 rpm, and the maximum torque was 335 lb-ft @ 3,400 rpm. The 340 could accelerate the Challenger 0-60 miles per hour in 5.8 seconds, 0-100 miles per hour in 14.4 seconds, and race a quarter mile in 14.4 seconds at 100 miles per hour.
Dodge Challenger T/A Stripe
The Dodge Challenger T/A put out high horsepower with it’s 340 6 Pack V8. The T/A’s bore and stroke were 4.04 inches by 3.31 inches. The stock compression was 10.5 to 1. They used 3 two-barrel carborators, which amounted to 6 barrels. The maximum horsepower from the factory was a whopping 290 bhp @ 5,000 rpm, and the maximum torque was 335 lb-ft @ 3,400 rpm. The 340 could accelerate the Challenger 0-60 miles per hour in 5.8 seconds, 0-100 miles per hour in 14.4 seconds, and race a quarter mile in 14.4 seconds at 100 miles per hour.
Dodge Challenger T/A Hood
Challenger T/A’s hood is a very unique feature that was available only to the T/A. The hood is made of lightweight fiberglass. What really sets this hood apart from all other cars is the hood scoop. The sleek design really blends in nicely with the rest of the car. Some might think that the scoop is “all show and no go”, but this hood scoop is functional and draws in fresh air. The hood was usually painted Organasol. It differed from the AAR because it didn’t paint the tops of the fenders and doors. They only painted the hood itself.
Dodge Challenger T/A Front and Rear Spoilers
The spoilers on the Challenger T/A also set it apart from other cars. The front spoilers are what they call “chin” spoilers. As you can see in the image the “chin” spoilers are located on the front bottom of the car. The rear spoiler is what is called a “duck tail “. It is located on the back end of the trunk lid. The AAR ‘Cuda also has a very similar rear spoiler.
Dodge Challenger T/A Side Exhaust
The exhaust on the Challenger T/A came out the side of the car. On most ‘Cudas (excluding the AAR), Challengers, and other Mopars, the exhaust exited out the rear of the car in a variety of ways. However, the T/A’s exhaust came out right in front of the back wheels, on both sides none the less. Before exiting out the side exhaust pipes though, it was routed through the standard muffer (which was mounted underneath the back seat).
People today don’t know what a real car is.
All these younger kids and their pocket rockets.
There completely clueless.
I can say from first hand knowledge that the 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A is one of the finest muscle cars ever built. It’s impressive not only from performance, but looks, comfort and sound as well. Only 2,543 were ever built, making this a rare classic!
My Dad and I have an original 70 T/A with a 4 speed. Love it. Need to restore it soon.
I wanted a T/A when I got home from Vietnam in late Jan. 1971 . But you couldn’t order the 340 Six Pack T/A any longer . SO I purchased a new 1971 Challenger 340 R/T with automatic . In Feb. 1971 I think . That spring I found a T/A in a local salavage yard . That had hit a power pole . The engine was gone . But I got the rear spolier and wheels. Along with the light weight rear bumper . That was alloy not steel. My R/T had the wood grain steering wheel with horn button and covering on the three spokes that matched the interior of the car. I’ve seen some with more a rubber rim and alloy spokes. . What steering wheel came on the 71 or did they change them ?
I am looking for an “affordable” T/A, I had one about 30 yeras ago and want another. If you have one reasonably priced please contact me. Thank you.
Mike, I believe I remember your T/A. Although they were rated at 290 HP, we all know that was a real modest rating. Don’t you wish we could go back a few years… I would love to have my 70 GTO back. Currently I have a 2012 Challenger on order. Once the car arrives, I plan on adding the T/A hood, stripes and spoiler decal.
To Robert: Not all kids from this generation dont know what a real car is. I’m 16, and me and the old man bought a 1970 Dodge Challenger to restore. Its to be made into a Pro Touring T/A Challenger with a big block 440 instead. I personally hate those whiney washing machines kids call cars now a days, and can’t wait to get mine on the road, and show them who is still king
I had one when I was 17 and I have many great memories of the car and in the car. I have always wanted another and have looked for many years and finally found one and bought it yesterday. All I can tell you after 4 decades, it still puts a big smile on my face.
I own a 1970 T/A Challenger with original motor and transmission. It’s a rare FY4 color (Tan/ gold color). My brother owns a 1970 T/A Challenger with original motor and transmission that is orange and he also owns a 1970 AAR Cuda that is orange.
hi i need a gearbox of powersteering with t/a inscrition for my challenger 1970
I’m the original owner of a 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A. My car has the number “5” scribed on a few areas of the engine block and on a tag on the top of the driver’s side fender. Does anyone know what this number is suppose to signify?
I HAVE A 1970 CHALLENGER T/A THATS UNDER RESTORATION FOR 6 YEARS.COST TO DATE IS 60,OOO AND COUNTING. I HOPE TO FINISH IN 2YRS.COLOR IS TOP BANANA, BLACK INTERIOR,4SPEED.
things of days gone by, such as the first car you owned, or the cars you dreamed about as a child.It wasn’t too long ago where just about every car you neioctd on the highway were American cars. Nev with the Chrysler company a number of years ago. A short while ago, many of the vehicles that the
Need to buy a ducktail rear spolor
Hello, very informative site, me and my brother were going over the number’s on his barn find ta tonight, the motor code reads 357710ta340 so I know that’s correct, but the 4 speed ob294592 pp83338149 0206 can any body tell me how to read the transmission? Thanks, ps car is burnt orange, 15,000 miles on the odometer,
If the OB294529 matches the VIN dash number, then you have a numbers matching trans. The engine block will also have this number stamped on it down near the oil pan rail. If the number is the same as the VIN
Question if anyone knows:
In 1970 Dodge made 4 to 5 TA’S with a Painted Tops one Blue with White top, Hemi Orange with Black Top, Lime Green with Black Top and Plumb Crazy Purple with White Top. Can anyone verify this to be True or tell me how I can get information concerning this.
The 2018 Dodge Challenger T/A is, in general, a good car. The base selection of features are favorable and its overall performance and character one-of-a-kind, delivering heaps of driver satisfaction and passenger enjoyment.