Located 29 hours away from his Florida home, Joe Szczepaniak found this car for sale online at Moparts.com. For several months, it was listed for sale, having been passed up by multiple interested buyers because of its extensive damage and the enormous task of restoration. The damage was especially tricky around the back window, being described as “unrepairable”, by others.
“It will never be a show car, but it will make a nice driver.” That’s what the owner said, but Joe had other plans. Exceptionally rare, only 394 were painted FJ5 Sublime from the factory in 1970. Further investigation revealed that this was the ONLY factory-painted FJ5 Sublime Dodge Charger with a luggage rack, white top, and interior. The 1970 body style was Joe’s favorite, and he was determined to turn this diamond-in-the-rough into a head-turner. So, he sold his 1970 ‘Cuda 440-6 to fund his newfound restoration project, and bought a Dodge conversion van and trailer to bring it home. 13 years later, with the help of some of the best craftsman, professionals, and historians in the Mopar business, Joe Szczepaniak finally realized his dream of restoring this incredible 1970 Dodge Charger R/T into a show car.
- 1:18 scale die-cast replica
- Factory painted FJ5 Sublime
- NEWLY TOOLED LUGGAGE RACK
- Detailed Engine
- Steerable Front Wheels
- Accurate Interior and Chassis
- Opening Doors, Hood and Trunk