Evaluation: Replacement engine. Very clean underneath. Good older paint. Lightly scratched window frames. Factory gaps. Good, mostly restored interior. A few large scratches and cracks on the rear spoiler. More than good enough to have fun with and attract attention.
Bottom Line: The Challenger T/A was Chrysler’s answer to the Camaro Z/28 and Mustang Boss 302 in the SCCA Trans Am series, and although the Dodge wasn’t as successful on the track, the road cars carry similar values on the classic pony car market. This one was appropriately discounted for its replacement engine to a realistic price, just as it did at Leake Dallas back in 2017 when it also sold for $52,800.