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#2430130 - 01/06/18 04:52 PM Re: Color percentage breakdown 70-71 chart Who has it? [Re: hemicar1971]
Morty426 Offline
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Originally Posted By hemicar1971
I do not have the information on all 77 1971 Hemi Challengers built but here is some information or known information on these cars.

1971 Challenger


FC7==10==12.98 %-----10.0 % for all Challengers
TX9===8==10.38 %------2.0 % for all Challengers

Because of the 1971 Challenger Brouchure with a Purple car on the front I would expect a lot of people would of ordered FC7. TX9 I would also expect a lot of people would order this color being their personal preference with a Hemi, but Dealerships would not order this color with a Hemi. With 1971 Challengers Mr. Norms went down the list ordering colors one auto, one stick they sold almost half of the 14 Automatic 1971 Hemi Challengers built.


I think you'll find your answer in the 70 numbers. There TX9 is 3X more popular in the R/T line.

The 71 numbers are watered down by the non-R/T

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#2430192 - 01/06/18 06:48 PM Re: Color percentage breakdown 70-71 chart Who has it? [Re: Morty426]
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I see it from a different POV.

The Challenger and Challenger R/T were targeted to different markets, although there was overlap between the two.

What was considered desirable colors for a hi-po car was different than something more pedestrian. Plus, our idea of colors for hi-po cars back then was completely different back then.

For example, black was a formal color often associated with prestigious 4-door sedans; it was not a popular color among hi-po cars (at best, it seems middle-of-the-road). Today, black is probably #2 after red for hi-po cars, which prob explains why it is so popular among collectors (and also explains why we eschew green, which was so popular back in the day but those greens haven't aged well to contemporary eyes). twocents

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#2430201 - 01/06/18 07:05 PM Re: Color percentage breakdown 70-71 chart Who has it? [Re: V194]
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Agreed, no answers in 1971 to be found for 1970 cars.

Sales dropped by a very wide margin.

Some 1970 colors were still available in 1971, but 1971 came with new colors also.

Comparing one model year to another & hoping for facts is just not possible.

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#2430249 - 01/06/18 08:57 PM Re: Color percentage breakdown 70-71 chart Who has it? [Re: V194]
hemicar1971 Offline
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Tawny Gold is one color that was available in 1971 and it did take away from the TX9 and FC7s.

The 11 1971 Hemi Cudas sold new in Canada.

GY9=====2 1 SRX9 1 H6X9
GW3=====2 1 SRX9 1 H6XW
GY3=====2 1 H6X9 1 H6XW
FJ6=====2 1 SRX9 1 H5X9
GB5=====1 1 H6X9
TX9=====1 1 H6X9
FC7=====1 1 SRX9

4 four speeds 7 automatics.

The 5 1971 Hemi Challengers sold new in Canada.

FC7=====2 2 H6XW
FY1=====1 1 H6XW
FJ6=====1 1 H6X9
GF7=====1 1 H6X9

3 four speeds 2 automatics

White cars are sometimes ordered as race cars because it is easier to letter up a white drag car.

The two Purple FC7 1971 Canadian Hemi Challengers are the only two known of all the 1971 Hemi Challengers built to have FC7 and white interior. Three of the five 1971 Hemi Challenger sold new in Canada had white interior.

With such a small amount of vehicles this is really just personal preferences when it came to Colors and Options. I believe all the 16 1971 Hemi E Body Hardtops were ordered Vehicles.

If you look at the 1970 Hemi E Body Convertible numbers they do not follow the way the colors went for total production for 1970 E Bodies.

Just some information to think about with the other facts above.

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#2430545 - 01/07/18 12:45 PM Re: Color percentage breakdown 70-71 chart Who has it? [Re: hemicar1971]
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Just to be clear, going into minutiae will give different results than the total aggregate.

And using percentages of the aggregate, as posted above, will not give accurate results for minutiae like engines. Hemicar1971 has been able to do this because he's kept track of Hemis over the years.

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#2430912 - 01/08/18 12:58 AM Re: Color percentage breakdown 70-71 chart Who has it? [Re: V194]
hemicar1971 Offline
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These figures on the chart above are for Chrysler to gather information for the next years build. Some colors I believe lost the popularity over time such at TX9.

In 1970 the non RT Challengers in TX9 were in the one perecent. Now make it and RT and the percentage gets to around 4%. Anyone have a theory of why that would be. Is it because the RTs were usually an ordered car by the public, more information would have to be known.

FK5 seemed to be a very popular color across all types of Challengers in 1970. Is it because it was a new color, then disappears for 1971. Lots of other changes in colors were done and you have to wonder why. I can see dropping some options if they were never click off in the sales box but colors seem to have the own reasons.
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1971 HEMI E BODY REGISTRY

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#2430916 - 01/08/18 01:18 AM Re: Color percentage breakdown 70-71 chart Who has it? [Re: hemicar1971]
Diego (not Ted) Offline


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Originally Posted By hemicar1971

FK5 seemed to be a very popular color across all types of Challengers in 1970. Is it because it was a new color, then disappears for 1971. Lots of other changes in colors were done and you have to wonder why. I can see dropping some options if they were never click off in the sales box but colors seem to have the own reasons.


Bronze was popular then, and it seems it was a color that was popular among different types of cars (A-, B-, C-, and E-bodies).

FK5 may have disappeared after 1970, but it was replaced by GK6, which is a similar color.

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#2431179 - 01/08/18 03:36 PM Re: Color percentage breakdown 70-71 chart Who has it? [Re: V194]
hemicar1971 Offline
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GK6 was a less popular color than FK6. GK6 had to compete with other new colors for 1971 such as GY8 and GY9 and maybe that took away a few percentage build points. Anyone have the 1972 Challenger color percentage chart and colors available. Are there percentages for special order colors with a 999 code or something like a Mary Kay car or like the trucks were I worked around 1985 we built Pick Up Trucks in Purple and Yellow that were a Company Colors.
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