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1970 Dodge Challenger R/T

1970 Dodge Challenger R/T in Vanishing Point, Movie, 1971 IMDB

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: US

1970 Dodge Challenger R/T

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MOZINOR FR

2005-01-13 00:37

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-winger- FR

2005-02-24 05:57

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1970.

antp BE

2005-04-09 22:07

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Et une vue de face pour compléter :

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deadlineautotheft US

2006-06-25 02:39

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How fast can this go?

trucker US

2006-07-13 07:26

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How fast do R/T cars go?

stronghold EN

2006-07-13 07:59

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trucker wrote How fast do R/T cars go?

..'Car & Driver' tested one of these in November '69 ... top speed estimated at 146mph ... zero to 60 in 5.8secs and the quarter mile coming up in 14.1secs.! (& these are stats for a standard-production car ... no extra mods.!) ...that E-type in the movie ..had little chance.!! ;)

fosterchild420 US

2006-07-26 23:19

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anyone else notice that it is not this car that wrecks at the end....it is a camaro?

Gurragas SE

2006-08-25 19:36

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Yes, why wreck a mopar when there is GM ? did you now that they pull the camaro whit a charger in 160 mph, the camaro was filled whit gasoline and they want it to chrash and roll over the maskins? but it went wrong, the camaro stands up on the front and stay there.

dwc43 US

2006-10-22 07:45

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Actually it was towed by cable into the dozers by one of the Challenger stunt cars with a 383 engine and it hit hte dozers at 80. If you look close in the movie you will see some sparks that fly up in the air. It's the cable as it snaps off the car after impact.

stpaulcarguy US

2006-11-18 03:34

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I want that car.

stpaulcarguy US

2007-04-17 06:32

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I'v got the diecast model of this one.

truck man US

2007-11-14 23:49

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This car meet an unfortunate end involving 2 bull dozers

Raul1983 FI

2008-01-12 18:10

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antp BE

2008-01-12 18:16

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now that the main pic has been changed my comment is meaningless: main pic was a side view :D

drake426 CA

2008-01-31 10:14

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This movie is pure Mopar-Land. Love it

stpaulcarguy US

2008-02-27 04:52

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truck man wrote This car meet an unfortunate end involving 2 bull dozers

Actully they use a '67 camaro, you can see it when the police are trying to put out the fire after the crash. Plus if you pause the movie at the right time you can tell the tail lights arent the same. /vehicle_149072-Chevrolet-Camaro.html

MaindrianPace US

2008-06-09 03:58

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According to Barry Newman in both 1984 and a 2008 recent interview, they use three 440 Magnum Six Packs and one 426 Hemi with 4-speed manual transmissions with Hurst Pistol Grip Shifter, and one 383 Magnum with 3-speed Torquelite Automatic Transmission. In the recent interview Newman says the brand new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is better then the 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T model.

Link to "www.motortrend.com" Barry Newman Interview

Barry Newman actually thinks the 1970 Dodge R/T model is a little faster because of the body compared to the brand new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8.

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In the film Barry Newman character Jimmy Kowalski's journey starts in Cisco, California on Sunday Morning, then once he crosses with an all black 1970 Imperial Lebaron 10:02 a.m. the Challenger vanishes, and the Imperial takes off, his magical journey now flashbacks to Denver, Colorado on Friday night at 11:30 p.m. where he is now assigned to delivered a brand new supercharged alphine white 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T powered by a 440 Magnum Six Pack, and a 4-speed manual transmission.

Kowalski leaves out of Denver in high speed, the Police start chasing him on Saturday Morning goes into Sunday Morning in Cisco, California at 10:04 a.m. when the explodes to death through the bulldozers. I know they wreck a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro in the bulldozer explodation scene instead of a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T.


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hot rod carl CA

2008-07-20 05:31

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This is the movie where i fell in love with this car. and i'm still hocked. I did notice the camaro and no one believed me

Skid US

2008-07-22 10:20

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I doubt any of the cars were really Hemi-powered, even if Barry said so. Steve McQueen also said the Mustangs used in Bullitt were hot-rodded 289s, when in fact Warner Brothers official documentation lists them as GT-390s.

The Wheelman US

2008-08-23 05:20

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If you want to see this car in person, go to the Floyd Garrett Muscle Car Museum in Tennesee.

MaindrianPace US

2009-01-11 18:56

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The history on the movie Vanishing Point. However since the 1970 Dodge Challengers were on loan from Chrysler to the production company, and had to returned to Chrysler in reasonable condition, a derelict green 1967 Chevrolet Camaro was located to act as the stand in or stunt double for the Challengers. Balchowsky removed the drivetrain, transmission, and the engine, then decided to have the Forest Green Camaro painted a beautiful matching Alpine White. Then placed a 383 Magnum along with the transmission, and drivetrain in the Camaro. Loftin had used the 383 Magnum automatic Challenger as the tow vehicle to get the Camaro up to speed, a method Loftin had used in many films. The Camaro was rigged with explosives to detonate when the car had hit the Caterpillar bulldozers, which were angled blades to blade to bring the renegade driver to a full stop.

motorman US

2009-04-14 16:21

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Bought one of these new in 1970. 383 magnum, pistol grip 4 speed, SE interior, R/T package, white with black leather. the only add on was an FM radio. I know, but it was a big option then. It came with 390 gears and I changed it out to 323 gears for top end. It topped out at about 160; it probably could have gotten more the it was unstable in the wind at that speed, since it didn't have any front air damns to keep it from lifting off. It was a great car. Very dependable,NEVER any engine or trans trouble. Kept it for 12 years and sold it. YEAH,wish i hadn't. It was rapped around a tree not too long after the guy bought it. I drove one of the new R/T challs and yes it is much better and should be. My '70 chall had drum brakes which were crap. Seats were uncomfortable, no a/c, no power steering,roll up windows, and fogged up EVERY time it rained where you could barely drive and see. It was basiclly just motor and wheels. But it was fun to drive; and I got to be Kowalski from time to time. Didn't loose too many races. One to a Hemi cuda which I didn't mind in the quarter mile and one to my brother's 67 GTO 7.2 liter on a 20 mile timed run. It was very fast and had the weight to hold it down at high speeds. Vanishing point will always be a fav...

MaindrianPace US

2009-06-04 07:05

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Kowalski's supercharged 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T actually had W22 Option which are the road warrior style rally wheels which were factory mags. My Dad over 20 years ago had once traded a 1971 Toyota Corolla that didn't run for a Iceland Blue 1971 Dodge Dart Swinger which had the same factory mags as Kowalski's car.

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Cycolac Fan EN

2009-07-30 00:26

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I drove one recently, a white 1974, though it was only a 340ci version. Found it a really nice car to drive, a good size, easy to place on the road though quite wide by British standards. Not especially powerful but a lot better than I expected, good driving position and worth it for the noise alone. I imagine the early versions with a bigger engine would be a hell of a nice car to own if it came with disc brakes and decent tyres.

vanpoint1 US

2010-08-30 20:12

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Lots of you people are getting your facts jumbled. I've seen this move well-over 100x, and NEVER in the original 1971 version of this film was Kowalski's first name ever mentioned. However, in the 1997 made-for-t.v. remake starring Viggo Mortensen, they made the main-character's first name Jimmy.
Also, regardless of what someone thinks they heard in an interview with Barry Newman, there was never a 426 Hemi 4spd. car used in this movie. 1x383 Magnum auto's and 3x440 6 pack 4spd's.

Kowalski5599 CA

2010-09-30 19:26

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Agreed Vanpoint1, His first name is never said in the original film. In fact, when police officers are tallying up his offences and personal history, they say and spell his last name 'Last name: Kowalski, K-O-W-A-L-S-K-I. First name? First name my flat foot, what is that?" While reading from a form. I'm sure Jimmy or James was just as common a name back in the 1970's, so the officer wouldn't be so shocked. It must have been something uncommon.

14stutz US

2010-10-21 07:37

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The helicopter above is a Bell 206 JetRanger. The other helicopter in the film is a FH-1100.

14stutz US

2010-10-21 07:38

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Cycolac Fan wrote I imagine the early versions with a bigger engine would be a hell of a nice car to own if it came with disc brakes and decent tyres.



Easy fixes!

tony US

2011-05-03 04:36

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the hood scoop emblems are too small to say either 426 hemi or 440 sixpack

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tony US

2011-07-06 00:10

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fosterchild420 wrote anyone else notice that it is not this car that wrecks at the end....it is a camaro?

it's a 67 camaro
you can see the vent window

MoabUtMan US

2011-08-17 15:09

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I was at the site of the crash into the bulldozers during the filming of Vanishing Point.
Here are some details.
We were on a 1 month vacation in July of 1970, to the western part of the
Great USA. We travelled from Chicago Illinois and headed south to get on I70.
At the time, I70 only went as far as the border
Of Utah. We continued west on Route 6 in Utah.
Route 6 took us a little south where we ran into a
small detour at Cisco, Utah. The detour was set up
to take us around the filming site. We stopped and
took several slide photos of the cars, bulldozers, stars
and props. We were able to talk to some of the film crew
including one of the helicopter pilots.
Before the final crash scene was filmed, a sudden desert
thunderstorm storm blew in. We were running across an empty lot heading back to our car for
cover. While we were running, my mom stepped on a board
with a nail sticking out and it went up into het foot. She passed out
and my dad carried her over to the car. We were able to
contact someone from the film crew and they got the set doctor
to come to her to administer treatment.
My dad was very upset and decided to leave about an hour
before the crash seen was filmed.
Facts: Most of the high speed scenes were actually
film at around 40mph and were sped up for the movie. This came
directly from the helicopter pilot at the scene.

The car that crashed into the bulldozer was a
1967 Camaro. No hubcaps, just silver paint in the
Wheels. Camaro emblem in side was painted over
with white paint.

The roof of the Camaro had lead plates fastened to the roof
to make the car blow outward instead of up.

The Camaro was loaded with dynamite for the explosion.

The Camaro was towed into the bulldozers at
approximately 45mph, not 80mph. There is not enough
length to that road to get a tow car up to 80mph!

The bulldozers had wooden ramps placed in front
Of then to direct the crash into the strongest part
of the bulldozers.

In the movie, after the crash, from behind the
bulldozers, if you look carefully you can see the
tow cable recoil away from the bulldozers back toward
the tow car.

Cisco, Utah is now a ghost town with 0 to 1 resident.

Cisco, Utah was also used in scenes from the movies
Pontiac Moon and Thelma & Louise.

Some of the photos that we took were used in a book by Robert Genat
regarding the E Body Mopar cars.

PICTURES OF THE CRASH SCENE WILL BE POSTED SOON!
toward the tow car.

rjluna2 US

2011-08-17 15:40

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An interesting story you have there :sun:

maxman CA

2012-08-16 22:40

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Gurragas wrote Yes, why wreck a mopar when there is GM ?


Chrysler demanded that the cars be returned after filming.

Moester AU

2012-08-22 01:25

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I'm a BIG fan of Dodge muscle cars and I'm a BIG fan of Mopars.
Love this Challenger too!

mike962 DE

2013-06-17 10:46

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REPALCEMENT
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antp BE

2013-06-17 17:43

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It is slightly blurry, there should be a more sharp view somewhere in the movie

mike962 DE

2013-06-19 21:15

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antp wrote Yes... but not one "in action"? :D
(though that it often leads to blur...)

this ???

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antp BE

2013-06-20 17:53

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It is missing a part of the front... it is sometimes difficult to chose a good shot for a major vehicle
I'll use the previous pic that you posted then

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XeroRamCharger PH

2013-07-02 05:56

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Best Mopar Movie. and they didn't wreck the car.
Now a days, movies just keep blowing them up and destroying them.
Maybe because reproduction body shells are now available.

cycolac fan EN

2014-10-01 01:34

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Agree with earlier comment, every interview I've seen says no 426 Hemi car was used in this version of the film.

In the remake - maybe.

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