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1974 Dodge Challenger
1974, the last year for the E-body Challenger

1974 Dodge Challenger

This would be that last year of the E-body Challenger. For 1974, the Challenger was unchanged from the 1973 models. It still had all the same features and options and you could still get the Rallye package. The Rallye package still included the side scoops, the tape stripes, two hood scoops, special wheels, and F70 x 14 raised white letter tires.

 

 

1974 Dodge Challenger Specification and Production

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Challenger Series
JH 23 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe $3,143 3,225 lbs 16,437

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Challenger 110 in 198.2 in 76.4 in 60.2 in 60.7 in 7.35 x 14
Challenger Rallye 110 in 198.2 in 76.4 in 60.2 in 60.7 in F70 x 14

VIN Decoding

Serial Numbers were on the instrument panel, visible thru the windshield, and on the bottom line of a separate plate(fender tag) under the hood.

Dodge Fender Tag
First Symbol - Car Line
D - Dodge 122" W - Dodge 117/118"
L - Dart W - Charger/Coronet
J - Challenger X - Charger
Second Symbol - Price Class
E - Economy S - Special
L - Low X - Fast Top
M - Medium K - Police
H - High O - Superstock
P - Premium T - Taxi
Third & Fourth Symbol - Body Type
21 - 2 Dr. Sedan 41 - 4 Dr. Sedan
23 - 2 Dr. Hardtop 43 - 4 Dr. Hardtop
27 - 2 Dr. Convertible 45 - Station Wagon 2-Seat
29 - 2 Dr. Sports Hardtop 46 - Station Wagon 3-Seat
Fifth Symbol - Engine
(B) 6-198 (N) 8-383
(C) 6-225 (N) 8-383
(E) 6-Special Order (R) 8-426 HEMI
(G) 8-318 (T) 8-440
(H) 8-340 (U) 8-440
(J) 8-340 (V) 8-440
(L) 8-383 (Z) 8-Special Order
Sixth Symbol - Model Year
6 - 1966 1 - 1971
7 - 1967 2 - 1972
8 - 1968 3 - 1973
9 - 1969 4 - 1974
0 - 1970 5 - 1975
Seventh Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Lynch Road, Michigan (E) Los Angeles, California
(B) Hamtramck, Michigan (F) Newark, Deleware
(C) Jefferson, Michigan (G) St. Louis, Missouri
(D) Belvedere, Illinois (R) Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001

 

1974 Dodge Challenger Options

Description Description
340-cid/240-hp V-8 Rear Seat Speaker
4-Speed Manual Transmission Dual Rear Speakers
TorqueFlite Transmission Rear Window Defogger
Air Conditioning Power Steering
Power Front Disc Brakes Sure Grip Differential
Electric Clock Rallye Suspension
Front Floor Console Tinted Windows (all glass)
Emission Control Package Vinyl Roof
Inside Hood Release Deluxe Wheel Covers
Rallye Instrument Cluster Rallye Wheels
"Reverse" Warning Light Magnum Wheels
Dual Outside Racing Mirrors 3-Speed Electric Windshield Wipers
Body Side Molding Rallye Package
Music Master AM Radio Light Package
AM Radio w/ Stereo Tape Cassette Performance Axle Package
AM/FM Multiplex Stereo Radio

Engine Options

Location Of Engine Code: Small-Block V-8 - Left front of block, below cylinder head.

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
G 8-318 150 265 TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
L 8-360 * 245 320 TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC

* High Performance

Available Transmissions

Transmission Location
TorqueFlite Stamped on the transmission oil pan rail.
3-Speed Manual Not Available
4-Speed Manual Not Available

Identification Number Transmission Type
3681841 TorqueFlite
3681843 TorqueFlite
3681844 TorqueFlite
3681861 TorqueFlite
3681862 TorqueFlite
3681863 TorqueFlite
3681864 TorqueFlite
3681865 TorqueFlite
3681866 TorqueFlite
3681867 TorqueFlite
3743421 TorqueFlite
3743423 TorqueFlite
3743476 TorqueFlite
3743478 TorqueFlite
3743479 TorqueFlite

Axle Decoding

Location Of Axle Codes: A metal tag is bolted to the assembly, giving the axle ratio or tooth count (if tooth count - divide the larger number by the smaller number, this is the ratio.) Locking axles have a metal tag with the letter "S" on it.


Note: Since tags can easily be missing, the approximate ratio can be determined by marking both the a wheel and the driveshaft; turn the wheel one complete turn and the number of times the driveshaft rotates is the ratio. Locking axles can be identified by raising the complete axle assembly and turning one wheel; if the other wheel turns the the same direction it is a locking axle and if it turns the opposite direction it is a non-locking axle.

Challenger Axle Ratios
Engine   8-318 8-360
Locking / Non-Locking   L NL L NL
Ratio 2.76   x    
3.23 x x x x
3.55     x

Exterior Paint Chips

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

A5 - Dark Silver Metallic
"AL" - 30H-4335
"SE" - 90G-2139
"AE" - 82N-2139

L6 - Aztec Gold Metallic
"AL" - 30H-4364
"SE" - 90T-2214
"AE" - 82F-2214
B1 - Powder Blue
"AL" - 30Y-4377
"SE" - 90T-2228
"AE" - 82L-2228
L8 - Dark Moonstone Metallic
"AL" - 30H-4383
"SE" - 90T-2234
"AE" - 82N-2234

B5 - Lucerne Blue Metallic
"AL" - 30H-4378
"SE" - 90T-2229
"AE" - 82N-2229

T5 - Sienna Metallic
"AL" - 30H-4384
"SE" - 90X-2235
"AE" - 82N-2235

B8 - Starlight Blue Metallic
"AL" - 30H-4379
"SE" - 90-2230
"AE" - 82F-2230

T9 - Dark Chestnut Metallic
"AL" - 30H-4365
"SE" - 90T-2215
"AE" - 82N-2215

E5 - Bright Red
Lucite® Code - 5092L
"Centari" Code - 5092A
Dulux® Code - 5092D

W1 - Eggshell White
Lucite® Code - 4996L
"Centari" Code - 4996A
Dulux® Code - 4996D
E7 - Burnished Red Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5253LM
"Centari" Code - 5253AW
Dulux® Code - 5253DH
Y2 - Yellow
Lucite® Code - 5410L
"Centari" Code - 5410A
Dulux® Code - 5410D
G2 - Frosty Green Metallic
"AL" - 30H-4380
"SE" - 90T-2231
"AE" - 82N-2231
Y4 - Golden Fawn
"AL" - 30Y-4385
"SE" - 90T-2236
"AE" - 82L-2236
G8 - Deep Sherwood Metallic
"AL" - 30H-4381
"SE" - 90T-2232
"AE" - 82N-2232
Y5 - Yellow Blaze
"AL" - 30H-4386
"SE" - 90T-2237
"AE" - 82L-2237
J6 -Avocado Gold Metallic
"AL" - 30H-4382
"SE" - 90T-2233
"AE" - 82F-2233
Y6 - Gold Metallic
"AL" - 30H-4340
"SE" - 90G-2144
"AE" - 82N-2144
L4 - Parchment
Lucite® Code - 5415L
"Centari" Code - 5415A
Dulux® Code - 5415D
Y9 - Dark Gold Metallic
"AL" - 30P-4341
"SE" - 90X-2145
"AE" - 82F-2145

NOTES: The first Paint Code identifies the roof or accent color. The second Paint Code identifies the body color. (For example, the combination W1-B5 on a Dodge would indicate the roof or accent area is in Eggshell White and the body is finished in Lucerne Blue Metallic.) Paint code plates are located in the engine compartment on the left wheel housing, the fender side shield, or the radiator yoke.

"AL" - Acrylic Lacquer
"SE" - Synthol Enamel
"AE" - Acrylic Enamel

 

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