The 1973 Dodge Challenger Built 340 is a classic American muscle car that was produced during the golden age of muscle cars. It was part of the Challenger’s second generation, which ran from 1970 to 1974. The 1973 model year saw some changes to the Challenger lineup, including the addition of the Rallye package and the discontinuation of the convertible model.
The Built 340 version of the 1973 Challenger came equipped with a 340 cubic inch (5.6-liter) V8 engine that produced 240 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque. The engine was paired with a three-speed automatic transmission as standard, but a four-speed manual transmission was also available as an option.
The 1973 Challenger Built 340 also featured a number of performance upgrades, including heavy-duty suspension, power front disc brakes, and a limited-slip differential. It had a sporty and aggressive appearance, with a long hood, short rear deck, and a variety of stripes and graphics packages available.
Inside, the Challenger Built 340 featured bucket seats, a center console, and a Rallye instrument cluster with a 150-mph speedometer and an 8,000-rpm tachometer. Other available options included air conditioning, power windows, and a six-way power driver’s seat.
The 1973 Dodge Challenger Built 340 is highly sought-after by collectors and muscle car enthusiasts today, and examples in good condition can command high prices at auctions and in the classic car market.