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2 Guns Challenger

The Challenger in 2 Guns

Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington drive a wide variety of cars in the Movie 2 Guns. Out of that variety, only two distinguish themselves as far as car enthusiasts are concerned. Wahlberg drives a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 throughout the film while Washington is asked to procure a 1964 Chevrolet Impala convertible for the drug kingpin he is trying to take down.

1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440

The very first Dodge Challenger was produced in 1959. Named the Dodge Silver Challenger, the car was a mid-season special edition and was only produced in very limited numbers. The Challenger nameplate did not appear again until the 1970 model year. The production run between model years 1970 and 1974 are considered the first generation and was Dodge’s answer to the Camaro, Mustang, and Firebird.

The Challenger was built on Chrysler’s E-body as was its little sister the Plymouth Barracuda. In 1970 there were four hardtop models available: the Challenger Six, Challenger V8, Challenger T/A, and the Challenger R/T. While the standard engine in the base model was a 225 cid six, the R/T(road/track) featured a 383 cid Magnum V8 that could be upgraded to a 440 cid Magnum, 440 CID Six-Pack, or the coveted 426 cid Hemi. Most of the V8 engines were paired with a four-speed manual transmission. The 1970 R/T had a standard Rallye instrument cluster that included a 150 mph speedometer, an 8,000 rpm tachometer, and an oil pressure gauge.

1964 Chevrolet Impala Convertible

2 Guns Impala Convertible

The Impala from 2 Guns

The Chevrolet Impala was introduced for the 1958 model year as a full-sized family automobile. The Impala remained Chevy’s most expensive passenger car through the 1965 model year. The 1964 model was the last year of the third generation Impala’s, heralding a total redesign for 1965.

The 1964 was mildly restyled from the 1963 model. ’63s are popular among collectors for their distinctive crisp lines with pointed front and rear fenders. The1964 was made a bit more rounded, softer looking. The easily recognizable taillight assembly features an upside-down-U shaped aluminum trim strip, but the lights are surrounded by a body-colored panel. The cars came with a variety of engines, but the most exciting are the V8s. A buyer could opt for a  big block 409 cid that could be coupled with a 2X4 carburetor setup to create 425 horsepower.

In addition to two very nice collectible cars, the movie features enough action to keep just about anyone interested. If you would like to see the same Challenger in another movie, you can catch it in ”In Time” with Justin Timberlake. If you look close, you will see that the body is slightly altered, but you will have to look very, very close to notice how.

 

About the author: Taylor

 

Taylor is the founder of AutoFoundry.com. He's a seasoned fiction and web writer who has been involved in the automotive industry for nearly a decade. He's currently restoring a 1985 BMW 325e. Email | Twitter | Google+

 

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