Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
If there's one muscle car we know will make the phone ring, it's this 1969 Dodge Charger. A perennial favorite among Mopar fans and muscle car fans alike, this is arguably the best-looking powerhouse of the late-60s. Each of the three years of 2nd generation Chargers has its proponents, so if you're a '69 fan, this Hemi Orange beauty with a powerful 383 V8 and 4-speed manual probably warrants at least a phone call. It won't be with us long, I can promise you that.
Repainted in Hemi Orange not long ago, this super sharp Charger definitely has the look, from the hidden headlights up front to the razor-sharp fender lines, to the flying buttress C-pillars out back, and there's nothing else that looks like it. The orange paint is arguably the car's most desirable color and we're always especially fond of Chargers with high-impact paint jobs, simply because it lets the gorgeous body shape speak for itself. Aside from the R/T "bumblebee" stripe around the tail and the black vinyl roof, they restored back to its simplest form, although Chrysler wasn't building anything this shiny in 1969. The split front grille is unique to the '69s, and the builders resisted the temptation to slap any fake R/T badges anywhere, so this beautiful B-Body attracts all of its attention honestly. The black vinyl top is new and gives it a grown-up look and is in excellent condition with the right grain and a great fit. Use of chrome is restrained on the Charger, but the shiny bits like the bumpers, side mirror, antenna, and window surrounds all look great, particularly against the bright orange paint.
Chargers are probably popular because they're fast, but also because they're spacious, comfortable, and surprisingly luxurious. The handsome black bucket seats look almost original and show only light signs of use, making it very inviting and factory-correct inside. The same is true of the door panels, dash pad, and headliner, although we're betting the carpets have been replaced since they're just too nice. A Hurst shifter is always a welcome site in the middle of a Charger's cabin, and with that cue-ball up top it basically taunts the driver to bang through the gears and drive it like you stole it. There's also a factory-standard Music Master AM unit still in the dash and the gauges, while original, still look very good and have been augmented with a column-mounted tachometer and a pair of aftermarket auxiliary units below the dash. The original dash is remarkably free of any cracks (a rarity in these cars) and it's adorned with wood applique for an upscale touch while the steering wheel is a factory-spec unit that looks fantastic. Out back, the spacious trunk is roomy enough to accommodate just about any travel plans, and shows off just how solid this Charger really is.
The very stock-looking engine bay houses a 383 cubic inch V8, which is what this Charger was originally born with, although we don't think this one is number matching. It's got a few signs of use, but the overall condition of the engine bay is consistent with a very well-kept original car and everybody is impressed by how smoothly this sucker idles. A 4-barrel carburetor rests atop an Edelbrock Performer RPM intake manifold under the original air cleaner that's been adorned with proper decals, and there are some Accel Super Stock wires and chrome valve covers, but beyond that, it's quite stock and authentic-looking. The 4-speed manual transmission is what you really want if you love to drive, and it turns an original-spec 8.75-inch rear end out back that is more than equipped to handle all that horsepower and torque. Hedman long-tube headers feed a Flowmaster dual exhaust system, so it has that awesome Mopar big block sound that can still rattle the neighbors if you want it to. It's very solid and honest underneath, showing off a lifetime of easy living and proper care, and the American Racing Torque Thrust wheels wrapped in 225/70/15 front and 275/60/15 rear BFGoodrich white-letter radials finish the aggressive look.
This one is going to be like every other Charger we've had: Quickly SOLD. So, don't just sit there and wait, call today!
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