1970 Dodge Charger
The 1970 Dodge Charger

1970 Dodge Charger

The 1970 Charger continued to use the same body as the in the previous year but received a few minor trim changes. You could still get the high performance Charger R/T.  The R/T featured a 440-cid Magnum V-8 and there was a Special Edition (SE) package was available to Charger 500s and Charger R/Ts.  Plus, a choice of Bumble Bee stripes were still available as in 1969. The 1970 Charger had concealed headlights and had either a 225-cid slant six or a 318-cid V-8 as base equipment. The 1970 Dodge Charger featured new loop bumper, new front fenders and a new-lower priced version with bench seats and a more modes trim package. Besides a new variety of colors including Top Banana, Panther Pink, Go Mango or Plum Crazy, a new HEMI hood cutout was an option for the 70’ Charger in which 440 or HEMI lettering was spelled out in block letter with silver reflective tape on either side and hood scallop inserts were painted black.  1970 Dodge Charger Factory Specifications & Production
Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Charger - Six-Cyl
XH 29 2 Dr Hardtop $3,001 3,228 lbs Note 1
Charger - V-8
XH 29 2 Dr Hardtop $3,108 3,363 lbs Note 1
Charger 500 - Six-Cyl
XP 29 2 Dr Hardtop $3,139 3,228 lbs Note 1
Charger 500 - V-8
XP 29 2 Dr Hardtop $3,246 3,362 lbs Note 1
Charger R/T
XS 23 2 Dr Hardtop $3,711 3,638 lbs 10,337
Notes: The combined production of Models XH29 and XP29 was 39,431. Additional Charger R/T Information: The "HEMI" engine was installed into 112 hardtops. The "440 Six-Pak" was installed into 116 hardtops. Chassis Specifications From 1966 to 1974, the Charger was based on the Chrysler B platform.
Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Charger 6-Cyl/V-8 117 in 208.5 in 76.6 in 59.7 in 59.2 in F78 x 14 / G78 x 14
Charger R/T 117 in 208.5 in 76.6 in 59.7 in 59.2 in F70 x 14
Options & Accessories For 1970, you could order a special interior and exterior trim package called the Special Edition (SE) for both the Charger 500 and R/T. Among other things, it included deep dish wheel covers, hood-mounted turn signal indicators, leather bucket seats and a steering wheel and instrument panel woodgrain trim.
Description Description
Airtemp Air Conditioner Front Center Console
Automatic Speed Control Front Bumper Guards
Front Center Cushion Hood Performance Paint Treatment
Headlight Time Delay Hood Tie-Down Pins
Locking Gas Cap Simulated Walnut Sports Type Steering Wheel
Luggage Rack Sill Mouldings
Remote Control Left Outside Mirror Chromed Rallye Wheels
Right Outside Mirror Chromed Road Wheels
Power Brakes Deep Dish Wheel Covers
Power Steering Vinyl Roof
Power Windows Wheel Lip Moulding
Rear Seat Speaker White Sidewall Tires
Astrophonic AM Deluxe Radio Raise White Letter Tires
Solid-State AM/FM Radio 838-cid w/ 2 BC
Music Master AM Radio 383-cid w/ 4 BC
AM Radio w/ 8-Track Stereo Tape Player 440-cid "Six Pack"
Rear Shoulder Belts 426-cid "HEMI"
Rear Window Defogger TorqueFlite Transmission
6-Way Manual Driver's Seat 4-Speed Manual Transmission
3-Speed Electric Windshield Wipers 3-Speed Manual Transmission
Tinted Windshield Sure Grip Differential
Tinted Windshield & Windows Tachometer & Electric Clock
Undercoating & Hood Insulation Front Disc Brakes
Bright Tip Exhausts Heavy-Duty Drum Brakes
Color-Keyed Floor Mats Firm Ride Shock Absorbers
Door Edge Protectors Trailer-Towing Package
Electric Sun Roof Performance Axle Package
Radio Group XHD Rallye Suspension
Light Group Seat Belt Group
Engine Options Location Of Engine Code: 6-Cyl - Right front of block, below cylinder head. Small-Block V-8 - Left front of block, below cylinder head. Big-Block V-8 - Left rear of block, near oil pan flange. Available Transmissions 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.
Charger Axle Ratios
Engine   6-225 8-318 8-383 8-426 8-440
Locking / Non-Locking   L NL L NL L NL L NL L NL
Ratio 2.45           x        
2.71       x            
2.76       x x x        
2.93   x                
2.94 x x x x x x        
3.21       x            
3.23 x x x x x x x x x x
3.54             x   x  
3.55   x   x x x x   x  
3.91         x          
4.10         x   x   x  
  Interior and Exterior Paint Chips 1970 Dodge Exterior Paint Codes. The first Paint Code identifies the roof or accent color. The second Paint Code identifies the body color. (For example, the combination W1-B3 on a Dodge would indicate the roof or accent area is in White and the body is finished in Light Blue Metallic.) Paint code plates are located in the engine compartment on the left wheel housing or the left fender side shield. 1970 Dodge Interior Paint Codes Interior Paint Notes: 1. Low Gloss Colors require 2 ounces of DuPont 4528S Flattening Compound to a pint of unreduced color. 2. Gloss Colors Usage - Windshield Mouldings, Backlite Mouldings, Roof Rails, Quarter Panel Upper Garnish Moulding, Quarter Garnish Extension & Lock Pillar Upper, "A & B" Pillars and "B" Pillar Cap, Door & Quarter Upper Inner Frame and Upper & Lower Garnish, and Miscellaneous Suburban Parts. 3. Low Gloss Colors Usage - Roof Rails, Backlite Mouldings, "C" Pillar Cover, Console, Manual Seat Adjuster, Windshield Garnish Mouldings, Convertible Top Mechanism, Miscellaneous Suburban Parts. 4. Suede Colors Usage - Bucket Seat Hinge Cover, DeFogger Bezels, Instrument Panel, Steering Column and Components, Stereo Speaker Grilles, Tachometer Housing    
Related Reading
Like this article? You might also enjoy these related articles.
OldRide Marketplace
Check out Dodge items for sale in the OldRide Marketplace.