1970 Dodge Challenger TA Apparel and Accessories by Legend Lines
Special model only available for the 1970 model year was the Challenger T/A (Trans Am) racing homologation car. In order to race in the Trans Am Championship, Dodge built a street version of its race car (just like Plymouth with its Plymouth 'Cuda AAR) which it called the Dodge Challenger T/A. The cars took the 340 and added a trio of two-barrel carburetors atop an aluminum intake manifold, creating the 340 Six Pack. Air came in through a suitcase-sized air scoop molded into the pinned down, hinged matte-black fiberglass hood. A dual outlet exhaust ran to the stock muffler location, then reversed direction to exit in chrome tipped "megaphone" outlets in front of the rear wheels. Options included manual or automatic transmission, manual or power steering. Front disc brakes were standard as well as the special Rallye suspension. The T/A was one of the first U.S. muscle car to fit different size tires front and rear. Thick dual side stripes, bold ID graphics, a fiberglass ducktail rear spoiler, and a fiberglass front spoiler were also included. The interior was identical to other Challengers. Dodge contracted Ray Caldwell's Autodynamics to run the factory Trans-Am team. The Challenger T/A's scored a few top three finishes, but lack of a development budget and the short-lived Keith Black built 303 cu in (5.0 L) engines led to Dodge leaving the series at season's end. The street version suffered from severe understeer in fast corners, largely due to the smaller front tires. Only 2,399 T/As were made.