Enter the 1974 Snakeskin Green Hellcat before you, the best of both worlds. The light vintage body crossbred with the modern hellcat motor puts both lean AND mean in its DNA. But to wear the “Hellcat” badge you couldn’t just drop a 707HP crate motor in an old chassis. There’s more to performance than power and weight. The 525-pound iron 318 along with its aging K-member, suspension, steering, and drum brakes all went into the bin. A factory ordered Hellcat crate motor shed 125 pounds from the scales. A corner carving tubular K-member and Independent Front Suspension from Control Freaks shaved another 121 pounds off, while adding rack and pinion steering and modern vented brakes. The vintage body was treated to a rotisserie restoration and Mopar’s signature Snakeskin Green factory paint colour.
That 707HP is sent to the rear wheels by a bulletproof 727 automatic transmission designed especially for this build with a reverse valve body. For the unanointed this automatic transmission is shifted manually from neutral down to first, second, and third gear at the bottom with no clutch, or danger of shifting into neutral at high RPM. Pretty slick bit of kit. To maintain handling continuity front to rear, Control Freaks designed a Strange Engineering Ford 9” nodular iron rear end stuffed with highway friendly 3.00:1 Posi. With so much power on tap, there’s no benefit to 4:11 gears. Cruising at 70MPH the engine retains low rpms for a 3 speed. And should you want to cruise more quietly, the exhaust features a key fob operated cut-out on the x-pipe turning it into a quieter y-pipe.
The interior is dash headliner and seats are in matched alcantera with factory SRT Hellcat call outs. An Intelletronix 6-gauge dash panel keeps tabs on all vitals with analogue needles. Remove the hood pins and lift the T/A blacked out hood too see the cat’s beating heart. It looks almost factory sitting in the 46-year-old engine bay. UK registered 1974 Dodge Challenger, historic class. UK V5 DVLA certified and tax exempt. Health checked.
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