Did dodge release a 71 challenger T/a 440?

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    Hello all I am looking at a 71 challenger T/A with a 440 six pack under the hood. I’ve been trying to do research on this specific year/engine/trim and I only see it popular in 1970 under the 340 six pack. The seller is showing body tags I just don’t know enough about them to make sure this is legit a 440 in the t/a in a 71 challenger. Thanks for the info!
     
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    No. No such animal! No T/A's in 71, no T/A's with a big block.
    Completely fabricated car. If you don't have a problem with that, and the price is good......
    ...but that car is a one of none.
    Fender tags are counterfeited all the time.
    If you want it, pay for a big block challenger, NOT some exotic rare car..... cause it aain't!
    (I wouldn't even believe a broadcast sheet, even if he has one, and he wont!)
     
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      Nothing legit about a 71 TA 440+6
      Can you post a picture of the tag? Then we can tell you what it really is.
       
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        Thanks so much for that info! I will post a pic right now
         
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      • Scody21

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        T/A stands for TransAm which was a race series. Had Challangers, Cudas, mustangs, Camero and the like running. Motors were all small blocks, limited to 302 cubes. The 340 was de-stroked, and others like the Boss 302 were built for the series with a street version necessary homologation.
         
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          I can make out the E44 meaning it was born a 318 car...definitely has a 70 grill
           
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            A legit T/A will have a second fender tag that simply says "TRANS-AM" in the middle of it. It will be affixed using the rear most rivet/screws of the main tag.
             
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            • Hay Ed

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              Thank you this is what I was able decode:- EH2,D31,A04,H21,v1x,JH23,J25,J41,
              D51,C16,000,GT2,E44,R11,V5X,P01
               
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              No but they did put T/A hoods on some 1970 440-6 cars in lieu of the shaker because of a shortage of shaker setups.
               
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              That is a 71 318 automatic Challenger.
              Tag is very hard to read in that photo, the codes you typed aren’t right either. Is that the only photo of it?
               
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                And the antennae would be mounted on the 1/4 panel on the passenger side if it was a T/A
                 
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                  They did however make a 71 Challenger Convertible 440-6.... at least 1 I know of .
                   
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                  Actually it was 305 or something
                   
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                    Unfortunately yes. It’s very hard to read. I have not seen the car in person this is only the picture on the sellers ad
                     
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                    How much ?
                     
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                    The hood replacement is a myth.

                    The shaker hood was re-introduced at the same time as the T/A hood availability in 1970.

                    The T/A hood was available as an option on non-T/A performance cars at that time and into the early part of the 1971 model year when it was cancelled.
                     
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                      Yep, 5 liters max. Before 1970, you had to actually build a production five liter motor. So there were Boss 302, and Z/28, and AMC 304. Mopar only had 273s they didn't come to play. In 70, factories were allowed to destroke existing engine combos, so now Pontiac, Plymouth, dodge became players, along with AMC's 304. Chevy discontinued the 302, put 350s in the 70 Z28, Ford went to Boss351 in 1971.
                       
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                        Dodge came close to producing a 1971 Challenger T/A! But the 1971 Scat Pack brochure was published too late for it to be changed because they did cut it. It's my understanding that the brochure shows an air-brushed 1970 model photo. That caused a lot of confusion over the years.

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                        318, 904, originally GT2 Tan Metallic. Not a T/A, not a big block car, not an orange car.
                         
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                          A good friend and long time knowledgeable Mopar owner owned a 70 Challenger 440-6 that suffered that exact fate. The car was a local car he had known since new ( small town) .
                          He was the first to ever mention this myth to me back in the early 80s. Kevin has had no less than 4 Six Pac Challengers and Cudas ( 3 Purple , Tor Red ) . He actually lives just down the road from Jim Laroy now and still has his Plum 440-6 Shaker 70 Cuda.
                          Its possible he was wrong but this guy is pretty well informed on Mopars and not the type of guy to BS.
                           
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                            I call bull shit.
                             
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