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Documented Numbers Matching Restored 1 of 211 Charger R/T 426 HEMI 4 Speed

1968 Dodge Charger R/T

Make: Dodge
Model: Charger
SubModel: R/T
Type: Other
Doors: 2
Year: 1968
Mileage: 25,856
Color: Other
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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Description for Dodge Charger 1968

SUMMARY

3-owner Massachusetts car2-year rotisserie restoration completed in 2013 / Many original parts1 of only 211 1968 Chargers equipped with a Hemi/4-speed drivetrainOriginal 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 / Original 4-speed manual transmissionOriginal sheetmetal / Correct Bronze Metallic paint / Correct black accentsMostly original interior / Correct power windowsSale includes an original broadcast sheet an original fender tag and restoration documentsCorrect Dana 60 rear axle / Correct 3.54 gearsCorrect power steering / Correct power front disc and rear drum brakesCorrect Hemi suspension

As dedicated gearheads who sweat 30-weight motor oil we strive to deliver the finest investment grade muscle cars on the planet. And this spectacular Dodge Charger R/T 1 of only 211 cars equipped with a Hemi/4-speed drivetrain for the 1968 model year is pretty much the definition of investment grade. Wrapping that original Hemi/4-speed drivetrain in a roster of rare options many original parts and classy Bronze Metallic paint this incredible MoPar combines some of the nastiest muscle your money can buy with one of the best looking packages to ever prowl American streets! And what's better: it's a fully documented 3-owner classic that fresh out of a 2-year rotisserie restoration has never been offered for public sale. We know you've been patiently watching our inventory turn waiting for the definitive blue chip MoPar. Well here it is!

BODYWORK/TRIM

The beneficiary of a highly detailed rotisserie restoration that was completed in 2013 this fully sorted Charger mixes killer street presence with classic MoPar attitude. Residing in Massachusetts for the entirety of its 47-year existence the car was purchased by its second owner at a neighborhood yard sale in the summer of 1984. That owner intent on conducting a slow and steady restoration eventually ended his plight two decades later when the car's current owner purchased what amounted to a rust-free original body and many boxes of parts. And down but not out this mighty Dodge would spend the next eight years safely packed away with 2012 kicking off a 2-year no-holds-barred restoration. The car's arrow-straight body which is original metal save for a few patches in its rear window channel was completely stripped lightly massaged and thoroughly block-sanded into a collection of virtually flawless surfaces. Once those surfaces were completely clean and fully prepped their all-business demeanor was reanimated in smooth DuPont 2-stage that reflects correct Bronze Metallic pigment. And today this exclusive lust worthy classic rolls as a spectacular 'show and go' piece that's so much fun it'll make you feel guilty!

There's just something about a broad-shouldered Dodge that appeals to pretty much everyone. Whether it's 'wow factor' a sense of strength or simple surface detailing this coupe's hard-edged modernist panels convey classic Chrysler charm via clean and chiseled aesthetics. At the front of the car an original dual-port grille hangs a bright "Charger R/T" script between a body-width bumper artfully hidden headlights and round fratzog-branded marker lamps. Above that grille a scalloped hood leads the eye to like-new glass that's sandwiched between a correct vinyl roof traditional silver wipers and original stainless trim. At the sides of that hood a faceted profile centers "Charger" and "HEMI" badging between Chrysler door handles stylish chrome mirrors and a familiar 'pit stop' fuel filler. And at the back of that profile a correct bumblebee stripe frames small taillights a prominent "Charger R/T" emblem a second body-width bumper and clean stainless exhaust tips.

ENGINE

Toss the car's long hood and you'll find an original 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that displays a famous 2468330 casting number and January (1) 15th (15) 1968 (68) casting date below a matching partial VIN. As the Dodge division's top option for power hungry gearheads Chrysler's legendary elephant motor utilizes cast iron heads an oversquare bore a forged steel crank forged steel rods forged aluminum pistons and a hydraulic cam to twist stout 10.25 to 1 compression into a stated 425 horsepower and 490 lb./ft. of torque. All that high performance hardware spins in a glossy Hemi Orange block that hangs attractive Organisol-coated valve covers over correct low-restriction exhaust manifolds. Chrome-cased original carburetors rebuilt by Harms Auto of Spokane Valley Washington work with a high performance cast iron intake to supply a perfect mixture of fuel and air. Compression is sparked by high quality Chrysler Electronic Suppression cables which are jolted by an original factory-tagged distributor. And resultant combustion is cooled by an original 26-inch radiator that's fitted with fresh hoses and old school squeeze clamps. Visually the car's Bronze engine compartment is clean and understated... Well as understated as a classic Hemi can be. Thanks to a thorough rebuild conducted by the experts at Hemi Haines the car performs just as well as when it rolled out of the showroom. And there's quite a few restored original parts like an old school fuel pump a rebuilt alternator a rebuilt starter and a rebuilt wiper motor.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Under this pillarless B-Body glossy floors frame a solid chassis that's been massaged far beyond factory standards. Like its Hemi V8 the car's original 4-speed which is branded with a matching partial VIN needed very little work to be in tight like-new condition. That stalwart gearbox sends power to a correct Dana 60 rear end which is equipped with correct 3.54 gears. At the front of the car Chrysler's beefy Hemi suspension utilizes original torsion bars an A12 sway bar and original power steering components to make quick work of big bumps and tight curves. At the back of the car that same Hemi suspension hangs original correctly staggered springs at the sides of a leak-free fuel tank. Stops come courtesy of correct power front disc and rear drum brakes. Exhaust is handled by correct true-dual pipes which bend around an original H-shaped crossover factory replacement mufflers and original resonators. And all this MoPar goodness rolls on original steel wheels which spin 225/70R15 BF Goodrich redlines around Bronze paint and fratzog-branded center caps.

INTERIOR

Inside this awesome Dodge you'll find a well-fitted interior that with the exception of carpet and headliner material is completely original. The firm front bucket and rear bench seats display no significant signs of wear. In front of those thrones a crack-free dash hangs rebuilt factory gauges beside a correct radio delete. At the bottom of that dash like-new carpet centers "HEMI" branded floor mats on a long Hurst shifter and stainless-trimmed console. At the sides of that carpet flashy door panels hang straight armrests factory power windows and pliable map pockets under bright trim and orange-tinged "Charger" emblems. Above those panels old school shoulder belts frame a tight black headliner. In front of the driver a vintage steering wheel spins a satin horn ring around a monochromatic centerpiece. And behind the passengers a professionally restored trunk anchors a bias-ply spare between a fresh decklid decal a correct jack and a plaid mat.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Since our sale includes both an original Broadcast Sheet and an original fender tag there's no questioning this Charger's highly accurate restoration. Here's a detailed look at how the car rolled out of Chrysler's Dodge Main manufacturing facility:

FENDER TAG:

CAR: Dodge Charger R/T 2-door sports hardtop
ENGINE: 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that's equipped with two 4-barrel carburetors
TRANSMISSION: Floor-shifted 4-speed manual
TIRES: F70x15 red stripe tires
MODEL YEAR: 1968
BUILD DATE: June 12th 1968
AXLE: Dana 60/8.75-inch rear end that's fitted with a Sure Grip differential and 3.54/3.55 gears
INTERIOR: Black Charger Trim Grade interior that's fitted with vinyl bucket seats
PAINT: Bronze Metallic paint
OTHER: Equipped with Black door frames and a Black Bumble-bee sport stripe

MOLDINGS:

25: Drip rail moldings30: Body belt moldings78: Wheel lip moldings

ABC OPTIONS:

A1: 26-inch radiatorD9: Front disc brakesH1: Power brakesK8: Power windowsN8: Rear window defoggerT7: TachometerX2: Tinted windshieldY6: Black vinyl top

abc OPTIONS:

a6: Consoleb4: Bucket seatsh7: Fender or hood-mounted turn signal indicatorsk7: Manually operated passenger's outside mirrorm6: Remote operated driver's outside mirroru1: Sold car when built

BROADCAST SHEET:

X: Dodge ChargerS: R/T29: 2-door sports hardtopJ: 426 cubic inch Hemi V88: 1968 model yearB: Manufactured in Hamtramck Michigan (Dodge Main)MM1: Bronze Metallic paint306: Black vinyl top310: Bumble-bee accent stripeC: Charger Trim Grade6: Vinyl bucket seatsX: Black interior073: 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that's equipped with two 4-barrel carburetors393: 4-speed manual transmission406: Dana 60 rear end that's equipped with 3.54 gears408: Sure Grip differential415: Heater that's complete with a defroster418: Rear window defroster045: F70x15 red stripe tires451: Power brakes456: Power steering458: Power windows479: Front disc brakes480: Dual horns483: Bumper Guard Group486: Console487: Cigarette lighter503: Carpeting509: Glovebox lock511: Map light514: Glovebox lamp515: Ashtray lamp516: Trunk lamp517: Hood/fender-mounted turn signals522: Tinted windshield533: Headrests536: Remote outside mirror537: Manual outside mirror538: Locking gas cap535: Drip rail moldings540: Belt moldings548: Wheel lip moldings564: Bucket seats without headrests565: Rear armrest571: Steering wheel that features a full horn ring577: Tachometer589: 3-speed wipers562: Heavy duty rear seat691: Expedite363: Special Trim Package648: Hemi suspension

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

The aforementioned Broadcast SheetThe car's original fender tagA Bill of Sale from when the car's first owner sold to its second ownerRestoration receiptsRestoration photosA can of touch-up paint

With a top-notch numbers-matching drivetrain a list of rare options and correct Bronze on Black aesthetics this highly original MoPar combines explosive appeal with boundless investment potential. It's clean. It's correct. And best of all your hard-earned money is buying a car that's poised to continue gaining value. If you're in the market for some stunning Detroit metal that as nice as it is exclusive this Charger is your next classic!