The 1970 Dodge Challenger was the first generation produced of this iconic vehicle. Though it was manufactured to compete directly with the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro it was in its own right a unique vehicle that has garnered a wide variety of enthusiasts from a myriad of different demographics. The Chrysler corporation which owns Dodge had another muscle car in production that year as well, which was the Plymouth Barracuda. Both of these vehicles were considered to have the "E" body styles. Both cars were produced with a great variety of different trim and optional equipment which made them highly desirable.While the original "pony car" the Ford Mustang was first manufactured in 1964, it took Chrysler the better part of a decade to offer the Challenger. Though it was a relatively late comer, the company designed it to be the most powerful car in its class, and many models were actually more comparable to the Mercury Cougar and Pontiac Firebird than the more affordable Mustangs and Camaros. Interesting features of the 1970 Dodge Challenger include a longer wheel base than the competitions, and an extremely refined and luxury themed interior which truly out-competed both Ford and Chevy's models.