A little carrier pigeon delivered some interesting photos recently from the gang at RPM Hot Rods in Warrendale, PA. The “Goodguys Missile” – next year’s Grand Prize Giveaway Car is coming right along! The project, based on Steve Stanford’s “Goodguys Missile” illustration (below), has made great strides in recent months.
The 1970 Dodge Challenger, based loosely on Don Carlton’s legendary “Motown Missile” has been completely disassembled, massaged, cut and mated to the custom chassis from the Roadster Shop. The trick chassis features independent front and rear suspension and when the Ridetech coilover’s are added it should out-handle just about anything on the road! Brand new rear quarters and deck lid have been added as well as new front fenders courtesy of Goodmark Industries. Wider rear wheel tubs have been fabricated to accommodate the meaty Michelin’s and Billet Specialties wheels.
The ‘Missile will be powered by a hearty 426 Mopar currently being assembled by Indy Cylinder Heads. The transmission will be a Tremec 5 speed. It will make its grand debut at the 3rd Spring Nationals, March 9-11 in Scottsdale, AZ.
We’ll definitely be doing more photo updates on this one! Stay tuned!