1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T SE ‘the Black Ghost’ For Sale At The Mecum Auctions

1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T SE ‘the Black Ghost’ For Sale At The Mecum Auctions for sale at the Mecum Auctions To be sold at the Indianapolis, May 12 – 20 2023


  • Historic Vehicle Association Register No. 28, awarded October 2020
  • Unrestored and in the care of the same family since new
  • Purchased new by Godfrey Qualls, an army veteran and Detroit police officer
  • Dubbed “The Black Ghost,” the car gained notoriety as an urban legend in the Metro Detroit street racing scene by dominating its competition and disappearing as quickly as it came, re-emerging weeks to months later to repeat the winning cycle, without ever letting the contenders know who was behind the wheel
  • 1 of only 23 Hemi Challenger R/T SEs produced for 1970 with a 4-speed manual transmission
  • The only known 4-speed Hemi Challenger R/T SE equipped with a Gator Grain top
  • Matching numbers 426 Hemi V-8 engine
  • Matching numbers A833 4-speed manual transmission with Pistol Grip shifter
  • A34 Super Track Pak with 4.10 gears
  • Ordered new through Raynal Brothers Dodge in Detroit, Michigan
  • Godfrey Qualls gifted the car to his son, Gregory, before passing away in 2015
  • Unveiled to the public, after a long absence, at the 2017 MCACN event
  • Showcased at the 2018 Chrysler Nationals at Carlisle, where it won the Historic Vehicle Association’s National Automotive Heritage award
  • Displayed at the Amelia Island Hilton Head concours events
  • Displayed at the Concours d’Elegance of America in Plymouth, Michigan, where it received the Spirit of Detroit award
  • Shown at the 2022 EyesOn Design event at the Edsel Ford house
  • On display at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in September 2021 as a part of Hagerty’s Driver Foundation
  • Two broadcast sheets
  • Window sticker
  • Vehicle traveler sheet
  • Warranty booklet in Qualls’ name
  • Original paint and interior
  • Power steering
  • Power brakes with front discs
  • White Bumblebee tail stripe
  • Cloth and vinyl bucket seats with console
  • Rim-blow steering wheel
  • Remote driver’s mirror
  • AM/FM Multiplex stereo
  • Tinted glass
  • The radiator, fluids, belts and hoses were replaced in 2016
  • Featured in the April 2018 issue of Mopar Collector’s Guide
  • Dave Wise report

Source : Mecum Auctions