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Mickey Thompson's Challenger IV

1978 Mickey Thompson Challenger IV$485,000.00
For Sale

Kingman, AZ
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Own a piece of Off Road Racing History!!!

Built in 1977, Challenger IV was the brain child of none other than Speed King, Mickey Thompson.
We believe Challenger IV was one of the most technologically advanced off road cars of its era. Mickey was incorporating massive shocks, Truggy chassis (part truck, part buggy), V8 power and 36" tall tires that would become the norm in off road racing, only this happened in the late 70's while it took a few decades for it to catch on.

CH4 was restored in 2014, raced the NORRA Mexican 1000 (DNF while leading at the 600 mile mark), then raced and WON the Vintage class at the 2016 MINT 400. Since that time it has been used at trade shows, museum tours and even hit the La Jolla Concours D'Elegance car show and pulled off an impressive 2nd place in the race car category. The racer is prepped and even though it has been retired by it's current owner it can still be entered at any Off Road Racing event like the MINT 400, NORRA 500 and NORRA 1000. Don't be fooled, this is no trailer queen, she is a fire breathing dragon.

CH4 has a 112" wheelbase, 12" of front wheel travel with Halibrand knock off hubs, wilwood calipers, Howe performance Saginaw steering box, King shocks and Sway a way torsion bars. The motor is a 383 Chevy stroker, Holly carb, Brodix aluminum heads, Accel ignition, roller rockers and CR Racing radiator. The motor is rated at approx 500 hp. Trans is a 2 speed power glide built by Gearworks in Las Vegas, 3 link rear suspension connected to a Henry's magnesium Dana 60 with Titanium axle tubes, Halibrand knock off hubs and wilwood calipers. The fuel cell is a FuelSafe bladder and hold 46 gallons of 100 octane. All plumbing uses Earls Performance fittings and the racer was professionally wired by THR Wiring in San Diego. Cockpit consists of titanium trans shiels, suspended Mastercraft safety seat with motorcycle shock, B&M shifter, assortment of gauges and Accel coils for easy switching if needed. CH$ only has approx 800 race miles on it since restoration but was prepped after its last race in 2016.

The full build can be seen here at:

Classic Auto Appraiser (Gary Haugley) professionally appraised CH4 in 2022 at $787,000.

This historic racer is being offered at $485,000. Price is negotiable, serious inquires only please.
If sold as a pair (CH3 and CH4), we can negotiate a better price.

Call Rory for more details.

    Vintage Vehicles   Listing #202759   Posted: Oct 31 Expires: Dec 10