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   Craig Rentenberg '71 R/T GY3 440 4bbl, AUTO

In 1971 my father bought new a Dodge Charger SE in Butterscotch (EL5) with a 383 2bbl. The car passed from my Dad to me, and then to my brother. My brother and I in the late 70's early 80's rebuilt the engine and A727 Trans, updated the CAM from Direct Connection, added a Thermoquad Carb, installed front and rear spoilers, and had it repainted . The car was raced at Englishtown Raceway in NJ by my brother. Sometime later he sold the car. It is believed that the cars engine had been blown and the car is sitting in a garage somewhere in NJ, not seeing the road since the mid 80's.

Well, in 1996 my brother came across a Charger RT. It is an original 1971 Dodge Charger RT in Citron Yella (GY3) with a 440 Magnum. Since he bought the car it pretty much sat in his garage while he accumulated parts which he purchased in anticipation of restoring it.

Having grown up with the Charger it has always had sentimental value to us. In 2011 my brother decided it was time to sell the car and I purchased it. My plan is to restore it to factory like condition. Unfortunately, I do not have the build sheets and can only go by what I received with the car and what little we know of it's history. The car has options installed on it that are not indicated on the fender tag. I assume the previous owner ( s ) added some of the options, but cannot be sure. Either way, what it has installed on it today is what I will rebuild it to. I have created a website to allow my brother and others interested to follow my progress.

The website is: www.71DodgeChargerRT.com

Enjoy the photos here and on my site.

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