1974 Dodge Challenger Project

This is the latest Billadeau restoration project, a genuine seventies factory backed Super Stock Dodge Challenger.  The car was built and driven by Joe Allread during 1974 to ’75 before being sold to Dave Hendricks, who raced it through to 1979.

Powered by a 360ci motor with a Nash-Chrysler 4 speed and Dana 60 rear end, the Challenger ran an 11.56 @ 126mph during it’s final season in the SS/L class. The car was then parked and remained in storage right up until 2017 when it was imported to the UK by Duncan Watts.  We took ownership in 2018 and can’t wait to bring the car back to it’s best.

Thanks to Dave McCallan at McCallan Automotive a new rollcage has been fitted, and we have now taken the body back to bare metal. Check back for more progress pics later this year!

The restoration continued throughout 2020 and we now have a finished article ready to hit the track! Hopefully it will go as well as it looks.

Adam’s 493

This 493ci Mopar came in for check over.  It had 13:1 compression, broken pistons and rings, and bent valves – quite a mess.  We dropped the compression to 10.8:1 and sorted all the problems, resulting in a 550hp street engine, with 550ft-lbs of torque.  This will make Adam’s ’72 Challenger haul ass!

Mopars, Muscle Cars, Classics & Customs