As with every muscle car story, this one is quite special. It is about a 1970 Hemi Challenger R/T SE, a true survivor car, so-called the “The Black Ghost” a real street racing legend. The story begins back in the ’70s, when Godfrey Qualls, the owner of this ’70 Challenger, after serving in the army he became a highly respected motorcycle police officer.
However, being a man from law enforcement didn’t stop him from what he loved to do. He loved to race, light to light, drag racing or oval, every kind of car racing. He wanted only the best of the best, that’s why he ordered a brand new 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE, with the best option you can get from a dealership. A triple black option with a gator grain black top, high luxury Special Edition package, and the most powerful engine at the time, a 426 Hemi.
Godfrey with his Challenger became a legend on the streets of Detroit. He raced at night, it dominated street races throughout the 70s before disappearing for decades. Nobody knew who was behind the wheel, only they knew it was a black Challenger, that’s why he got the name “The Black Ghost”.
As we mentioned above this Challenger was ordered with the best package you can get from a dealership. Godfrey knew what he wanted, therefore beside the 426 Hemi engine, he picked a super track pack 4.10 rear gears with heavy-duty springs, a Chrysler A-833 four-speed manual transmission with a Hurst pistol grip shifter on top. Watch the full story behind this street racing legend, in the video below. It is a story that every muscle car enthusiast would love to hear.