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For Sale: 1968 Dodge Charger
in Solon

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Description
 
Is there a better looking muscle car than the second generation Dodge Charger? Even if you're a fan of Chevelles, Torinos or AMX's you cannot deny the sex appeal in Charger's sheetmetal. Seductive from every angle, managing the perfect blend of speed and class: None of its contemporaries comes close. Start with one of the best colors in Mopar's palette, stir in a 426 Hemi and a four speed, and restore to perfection--there are few Chargers which look or perform better. This R/T carries its original engine and transmission, which counts as a near miracle considering the elephant's intended use and abuse. Chrysler knew it, too, and cut the standard warranty on Hemi cars down to a mere 12 months! Now even if every single car survived, and they all had their original drivetrains, you'd only have 210 more '68 Hemi 4-speed Chargers to choose from--this is a rare car. Here's the fender tag decoded: XS29 Dodge Charger R/T 2 Door Sports Hardtop 73 426 cubic-inch HEMI 2x4-bbl HP V8 3 4-speed manual floor shift 45 Tires, F70x15 red sidewall, nylon belted 68 3.54:1 Sure-Grip rear axle b4 Bucket seats h7 Hood mounted turn signal indicators A1 26-inch radiator D9 Front disc brakes H1 Power brakes P6 Rear seat speaker R0 AM 8-track radio T7 Tachometer X1 Tinted glass Y1 Black vinyl top C6X Charger trim grade, vinyl bucket seats, black Interior AA1 Silver metallic paint Fender tags are excellent, but the original build sheet is even better. There are more gems to be found, such as dual headrests, undercoating and hood insulation pad and the woodgrain steering wheel. It also shows that it's a sold car, indicating that original owner Russell Helsel ordered it from Sam Chiowe and Sons in Alliance, Ohio. How do we know that? We have the original Certicard and the original owner's manual with the warranty information filled out. This car keeps getting better! Russell held the car until 2005, after bringing the car with him on a move to Cleveland. It was pried loose by a gentleman who rebuilt the motor, went through the brakes, made it mechanically sound, and sent in pictures and a description of his good fortune to Mopar Muscle magazine, who ran it in their barn finds section of the January 2006 issue. The car sold on eBay to a pair of brothers in California who gave it the restoration it deserved, and then it wound up...right back here in Northeast Ohio! How's that for coming full circle? The brothers in California did two things well: They restored the Charger, and they kept outstanding records of their expenditures and receipts. There's an inch-thick stack showing everything from the JE pistons in the motor to the sill plate screws. If you've got a calculator, and the time, you can find out what this car costs. I picked out a couple of them, added them quickly into five-figure territory, and left the rest in the folder. Suffice to say replicating this car wouldn't be cheap. In 1968, Silver Poly was the only extra cost standard color. You could spec out a code 99 special order paint in the color of your choosing, but silver was on the color charts. The difference? Code 708 on the broadcast sheet: Factory buffed paint. After it was bolted together, Chrysler took the cars to a special prep area and buffed them to show car standards. The cost of that special treatment was under 20 bucks! History lessons aside, this is an awesome car as it sits today. The fresh basecoat/clearocat silver paint is luminescent (check out the sunset photos in the gallery to see what we mean) and straight. The chrome and stainless trim is redone to show standards. The car was 100% original and complete, which ALWAYS yields the best possible restoration results. A new vinyl top, bumblebee stripe and a full set of F70x15 redline tires from Coker balance the bright finish. Inside you'll find fresh Legendary upholstery, CV Vacuum Platers restored gauge bezels, new Year One chrome pieces and even the orig

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 135223
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$154,995
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Solon
Zip
44139
Vehicle Basics

Odometer Reading
91450

Year
1968

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Manual

 
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