Around since 1970, the Challenger was Dodge’s answer to Chevrolet’s Camaro and Pontiac’s Firebird and shared the Chrysler E-body with the Plymouth Barracuda.
For 1973, not much had changed to the look of the Challenger from the 72 models. Identification is easy from the front with its changed grille insert and big bumper guards that were introduced to satisfy the new safety regulations.
Seen here in desirable light metallic green paint (GF3), this Challenger has been restored and looks great inside and out.
Described by Dodge as a personal sports compact, the 110 inch wheelbase E-body challenger was still pretty big at 198.2 inches.
Inside ’73 challengers you’d find all-vinyl bucket seats with integral head restraints – seen here in green but also available in black, blue or white. Note the ultra cool pistol grip shifter.
Other standard equipment included; deep-pile carpeting, simulated wood-grained door inserts, keyless door locking system, front and rear armrests, dome light and day / night inside mirror.
Under the hood sits a 318 cubic inch V8 that generates 150 horsepower – it was the base engine now with the slant six being dropped in the Challenger lineup for 1973.
This particular Challenger enjoys such options as power brakes, power steering and air conditioning.
Dodge managed to sell 32,596 Challengers for the 1973 model year at a base price of $3,011. This was nearly 6,000 more of them sold than the previous year.