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Auction Alert: Bid on a 1936 Ford and 1970 Challenger T/A

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Today’s pair of cars scheduled to close out bidding are a clean and well-preserved 1930s Ford Tudor, and some rare Mopar muscle in a 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A. Both cars will conclude on Hemmings Auctions today, so be sure to check out the current status of these classy choices.

1936 Ford Tudor
The 1936 Fords returned with the same body as the previous model year but updated with a restyled front end. Fords were popular and the new styling was well-received, leading to more than 300,000 sold in all styles during the 1936 model year. It is not known if the flathead V-8 in this Tudor is original, but it is period-correct. The clean engine bay features a recently adjusted carburetor, new plugs and new fuel filter with a rebuilt generator. The 221-cu.in. V-8 is mated to a three-speed gearbox and the seller says the transmission appears to be original and still shifts well, though with some leakage at the torque tube. The brakes are four-wheel drum and the steering box has been adjusted recently. Outside, the Tudor has some paint blemishes and chips but underneath shows no evidence of rust or repair in the floors or frame. Inside, the seats, door panels and headliner have been reupholstered by LeBaron Bonney and appear to be in perfect condition. This is a great example of an authentic 1930s Ford that can be restored or driven as is for many more years. Bidding will end today at 2:30 p.m. EDT.

1970 Dodge Challenger T/A
This special Trans-Am-themed Challenger coupe is one of 1,411 T/As with an automatic transmission behind its 340 Six Pack engine, which in this case is said to be numbers-matching. The seller states that it is the only one listed in the T/A registry finished in FK5 Dark Burnt Orange Metallic with backlight louvers. Unrestored with its original fender tags, this Challenger still has the original factory side-exit exhaust system to complement its date-coded engine and carburetors. The engine was fully serviced six years ago and has only been driven 800 miles since then. Every panel and piece of sheetmetal is said to be original, down to the trunk floor and floor pans. This Dodge has spent the last half-century in New York State, and most of the paint is factory original with some small imperfections underneath. The original interior is in good shape, with some wear, and has the optional Rallye gauge cluster, factory tachometer, factory clock and AM radio in working condition. This highly original T/A will see its bidding end today at 3:30 p.m. EDT.