Vanishing Point Challenger
While Plymouth was one of the first Makes to introduce a Pony Car with its 1964 introduction of the Barracuda, its sister division Dodge, had to wait until 1970 for its first Pony Car -- the Challenger. While both the Dodge and Plymouth Pony Cars of 1970-1974 were E-Bodies, the Challenger had a wheelbase 2" longer, mostly for it to compete with the more luxurious Mercury Cougar.
From 1978 to 1983, Dodge sold a version of the 4-cylinder Mitsubishi Plymouth Sapporo through its dealers as the Challenger. The main difference being the colors offered by each of the divisions, and the Sapporo having a Silver colored plastic grill while the Challenger had a black colored plastic grill.
With Pony Cars making a come back a few years ago, in 2008 Dodge brought back the Challenger, after a 34 year absence as an American Pony car. Like Ford with the Mustang, and Chevrolet with the Camaro -- the Challenger has a retro look to it, having a close resemblance to the Challenger of the early 70s. Read More