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The Western Sport Special was a $199.50 option availible in the order books shortly after the Challenger's launch in August, 1969. It was a regionally-unique option to the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas. It was mostly an apprearance package available on the Challenger Highline (JH23) Models.
The WSS package consisted of a vinyl top, Western Sport Special decals on the rear quarter, a woodgrain applique, rim-blow wheel, sill and belt mouldings, the astrotone applique above the rear taillights, front splash pan scoop, cowl moulding, pedal-dress up kit, bumper guards, a driver's side remote control mirror, and 14" Rallye wheels with F78x14 Polyglas tires. The option code was A91 on the fender tag.
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The official count of Hamtramck-built WSS cars is now 16. One documented example has the 340 performance package.
*A Challenger Trans-Am exists with all the Western Sport Package accounterments. All but a handful of WSS Challengers were built at the Los Angeles plant, and also would have the N94 Evaporative Emissions Control package, mandatory for all California Cars, and this example has neither. It is a possiblity that a dealer added the package to a T/A to get it off the lot.
*Three websites discuss this particular car:
And, Jeff Bangert's page at Transamcuda.com
Barry Washington has vintage photos of it at the Challenger T/A registry.
Was this car a one of none, or something cooked up by a dealer zealous for a quick sale? Decide for yourself!