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Engine & Transmission

Engine Type
Engine Size
440 Magnum V8
Engine Number
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Transmission Spec
A833 18 Spline


Body Color
Plum Crazy
Body Style


Interior Color
Seating Type
Shifter Type
Center Console

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Plum Crazy! 440ci V8, 4-Speed, Rotisserie Restored, Original 440, 4-Speed! WOW

1971 Dodge Charger R/T

VIN: WS23U1A146689

This gorgeous Charger R/T has undergone a complete Rotisserie Restoration. This is a true R/T from the factory featuring its Numbers Matching 440ci V8 Engine and Numbers Matching A-833 4-Speed Manual Transmission. According to the documentation / build sheet / fender tag, this Charger was made for export and shipped to a US Military Officer in Zurich Switzerland. It quickly made its way back to the USA where it has spent the majority of its life. This example is only 1 of 332 '71 Charger R/T's made with a 440ci V8 and 4-Speed. Not to mention it is an original “born with” Plum Crazy Color car! Don't miss out on your chance to own this gorgeous Charger R/T!

Original build sheet, historical photos, and paperwork showing the vehicle was delivered to Zurich Switzerland when brand new are included in the sale.

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Numbers Matching 440ci V8 Engine (370hp)
Engine Partial VIN: 1A146689
Engine Casting Number: 2536430
Engine Casting Date: 7/20/70
Engine Assembly Date: 9 15 = 9/15/70
Numbers Matching A-833 4-Speed Manual Transmission
Transmission Partial VIN: 1A146689
Transmission Assembly Date: 3358 = 10/7/1970
Correct 9 ¾” Dana 60 Sure-Grip Rear End w/ 3.54:1 Gear Ratio
Rear End Casting Number: C34155
Carter AVS 4968S Carburetor
Correct Dual Snorkel Black Wrinkle Finish Air Cleaner
Manual Brakes – 4 Wheel Drum
Stock Suspension
New Gas Tank
New Brake Lines
New Fuel Lines
New Shocks Front and Back
New U-Joint in Driveshaft
Factory Style Dual Exhaust System w/ Thrust Mufflers
New Ball Joints
Sway Bar Bushings look Great
Nice Paint Finish on the Engine
Parking Brake is Hooked Up


Phenomenal Plum Crazy Purple Paint
Laser Straight Body
Vinyl Top in Awesome Shape
Great Looking Front Bumper
Nice Fitment on Body Panels
Black R/T Body Stripes Look Awesome
Door Lips / Door Jams In Great Shape
Gorgeous Front Grille
Chrome Trim Looks Great
Rear Bumper Looks Excellent
Great Paint Work on Underside of Hood and Trunk
Frame is Beautiful
Floorboards Look to be All Original and in Great Shape
Pinch Welds Show Nice Clean Metal
Wheel Wells are Nice & Clean
Trunk Floor Looks Great
K-Member in Great Shape
Core Support in Awesome Shape
Factory Mopar Rally Wheels
Firestone Wide-O-Oval Tires
Tire Size: 70x14 Front and Back


Gorgeous Black Interior
Bucket Seats
Front Seats in Awesome Shape
Back Seat in Great Shape
Dash Pad Looks Great
Dodge Steering Wheel
Door Panels look Awesome
Front and Rear Seat Belts
Dash Panel Looks Awesome
Cassette Player
Gauges in Great Shape
Headliner looks Good
Spare Tire
Trunk Mat

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VIN Decoding:
WS = Dodge Charger
23 = Hardtop Body Style
U = 440 1-4 BBL HP
1 = 1971
A = Lynch Road, MI Assembly Plant
146689 = Serial Number

Fender Tag Decoding:
Row 1:
E86 = 440 1-4 BBL (370 HP)
D21 = 4-Speed Floor Shift A-833 Transmission
WS = Dodge Charger
23 = Hardtop Body Style
U = 440 1-4 BBL HP
1 = 1971
A = Lynch Road, MI Assembly Plant
146689 = Serial Number

Row 2:
FC7 = Plum Crazy Body Paint
D6X9 = Deluxe Grade Vinyl Buckets Black
TX9 = Black Upper Door Frame Paint
113 = January 13, 1971 Scheduled Production Date
E32831 = Export Vehicle Order Number

Row 3:
V1X = Black Vinyl Top
I = Export Build Car

Row 4:
26 = 26” Radiator

Row 6:
Gate Number: 07
Base Number: 161
Line Sequence Number: 145908
Engine Assembly/Build Code: 443 = 1971 440-4 Manual Trans 370 HP
Axle Assembly Code: 050 = 1971 B-body 3.54 Sure-Grip 11” Brakes 9 3/4” Dana 60

Build Sheet Decoding:

Sequence Number: B145640
Scheduled Production Date: 113 = January 13, 1971
Vehicle Order Number: E32831 = Export Vehicle Order Number
Car Line: WS = Dodge Charger R/T
Body Type: 23 = 2 Door Hardtop
Engine: U = 440 1-4BBL
Year: 1 = 1971
Plant: A = Lynch Road, MI Assembly Plant
Sequential Number: 146689
Build For U-C-I: I = Build to Specifications for Export
Y: Vehicle Delivery and Handling
Y11 = Built to Specifications: Export Order
Y14 = Sold Car

Engine: E86 = 440 1-4BBL (370 HP)
Trans: D21 = 4-Speed Floor Shift A-833 Transmission
Axle: D56 = B-body 3.54 9 3/4” Dana 60 Rear End
Sure Grip: D91 = Sure-Grip
Tires: T93 = G70 x 14 Raised White Letter Polyglas Tires
Trim Code:
D6 = Deluxe Vinyl Buckets
X9 = Black
UDF Color: TX9 = Black Upper Door Frame
Paint Style: V01 = Paint Monotone
Body Paint: FC7 = Plum Crazy Body Paint
Roof Paint Style Top: V1X = Black Vinyl Top
V21 = Hood Performance Treatment

V6X = Black Longitudinal Sport Stripe

Road: 29 = B-body 14 x 6.0 Stamped Steel
Color: FC7 = Plum Crazy Paint
Spare: 00 = Spare Identical to “Road” Wheels

C: Console-Seats-Belts-Flooring:
C23 = Rear Arm Rest/Ash Tray
C55 = Bucket Seats - Front
C93 = Carpeting
B: Brakes:
B11 = Drum Brakes
A: Combination Groups:
A33 = Track Pak: 3.54 Axle Ratio w/9.75” Dana 60 Axle, Sure-Grip, Maximum Cooling, 7-Blade Torque Drive Fan & Hemi Suspension

G: Glass-Mirrors
G41 = Prismatic Rear View Mirror
F: Heavy Duty Fleet
F25 = 70 Amp Battery-H.D. Series 27 w/Red Caps
F96 = Oil Pressure Gauge

J: Miscellaneous Items
J11 = Glove Box Lock
J15 = Cigar Lighter
J31 = Dual Horns
J41 = Pedal Dress Up
J55 = Undercoat w/Hood Pad
L: Lights & Switches
L05 = Map/Courtesy Lite
L11 = Glove Box Lite
L15 = Ash Receiver Lite

M: Moldings - Exterior Trim
M05 = Door Edge Moldings
M21 = Drip Rail Moldings
M26 = Wheel Lip Moldings

LINE 10:
N: Engine Accessories
N41 = Dual Exhaust
N65 = Torque Drive Fan
N51 = Maximum Cooling Package

LINE 11:
R: Radios – Antenna – Speakers
R26 = Radio – AM w/Stereo Cassette Player
R31 = Rear Seat Speakers
S: Suspension – Steering
S15 = Suspension Extra H.D./HEMI
S25 = Shocks H.D 1: Front/Rear
S81 = Deluxe Padded Steering Wheel

Production Numbers:
1971 Dodge Charger (All Bodies & Trim Levels) Total Production: 77,099
1971 Dodge Charger 2-Door Hardtop Production: 46,183
1971 Dodge Charger R/T Production: 3,118
1971 Dodge Charger R/T 440-4BBL Production: 2,504
1971 Dodge Charger R/T 440-4BBL 4-Speed Manual Trans Production: 332
1971 Dodge Charger R/T Total Export Cars (Canada and Other Countries): 375

Numbers Matching Engine
Partial VIN: 1A146689
Casting Number: 2536430
Displacement: 440 cu. In.
Casting Date: 7/20/70
Assembly Date: 9 15 = 9/15/70

Numbers Matching Transmission
Partial VIN: 1A146689
A-833 4-Speed Manual Transmission
Assembly Date: 3358 = October 7, 1970

Rear End:
9 ¾” Rear End Dana 60
Casting Number: C34155
Gear Ratio: 3.54:1

Other Components:

Intake Manifold:
Casting Number: 3512501 Correct for 1971 B-body 440 1-4BBL
Casting Date: 9/13/70

Part Number: 4968S Carter AVS Correct for 1971 B-body 440 1-4BBL Auto Trans
Assembly Date: B3 February 1973 (Likely to be a Dealer replacement)

Exhaust Manifold:
Casting Number: 2899879 Correct Right Hand Side

Air Cleaner:
Correct Dual Snorkel Black Wrinkle Finish Air Cleaner

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