1968 Dodge charger R/T440 1968
Lot 6
1968 Dodge Charger Coupe Chassis no. XS29L8B336679
€30,000 - 40,000
US$ 42,000 - 55,000
amended
Lot Details
1968 Dodge Charger Coupe
Chassis no. XS29L8B336679

Dodge's first big new news of the post-war era was the introduction of a V8 engine, the 'Red Ram', which was a downsized version of Chrysler's classic 'Hemi'. The company embraced the 'compact' car concept in 1962 by introducing a new, smaller Dart, and duly climbed aboard the 'muscle car' bandwagon with the Charger a few years later. First seen as a fastback-styled show car, the Charger was based on the new Coronet and appeared mid-way through the '66 model year. Larger than its similarly styled rivals – the Plymouth Barracuda and Ford Mustang 2+2 – the Charger was built on a 2.972m (117") wheelbase frame and came with a variety of engine options ranging from the standard 318ci (5.2-litre) V8 up to the 440 (7.2-litre) 'Magnum' and 426 (7.0-litre) 'Hemi'. The Charger was completely revamped for 1968, emerging with a semi-fastback body style that is widely acknowledged as one of Dodge's best ever. Like its contemporaries from the US auto industry's 'muscle car' golden age, the Charger is highly sought after by today's collectors.

This particular Charger has the 440ci, 325bhp engine and automatic transmission. Imported from the USA and restored in 2010, it has seen little use since and is described as in generally very good condition. Noteworthy features include a specially prepared engine and heavy-duty transmission. The car is finished in grey with black interior and comes with French Carte Grise.

Cette Charger est équipée du moteur 440 ci (7,2 litres) et 325 ch et de la boîte automatique. Importée des Etats-Unis et restaurée en 2010, elle a peu roulé depuis et se présente en très bon état général. On notera qu'elle est munie d'un moteur spécialement préparé et d'une transmission renforcée. Peinte en gris avec intérieur noir, elle est accompagnée de sa carte grise française.


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  • Please note that we have just been informed that there is a small crack in the sump resulting in a slight oil leak below the car.
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