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1969 Dodge Charger

First launched in 1966 the Dodge Charger was an instant hit. With the fastback fad of the mid 1960's the new Charger's were a streamlined Coronet with rich interior and plenty of power. From the get-go the Dodge Charger could be had with the all mighty 426 Hemi, and with the Muscle Car Market in full explosion Mopar fans rushed with enthusiasm to purchase the new Charger.

The 1969 Charger still used the same body as the previous year but the received a divided grille and new taillights. The base Chargers had the 225-cid slant-six and the 318-cid V-8 as standard engines. The Charger R/T had the 440-cid V-8 as it's standard engine. You could get a Charger SE which was a mix of sport and luxury that had all of the standard Charger features plus leather and vinyl bucket seats, simulated woodgrain steering wheel, deep-dish wheel covers, hood-mounted turn signal indicators, simulated woodgrain instrument panel, and the light group option. The Charger 500 was based on the standard Charger but differed in the flush-mounted grille, fixed headlights, and a flush-mounted rear window glass for lower wind resistance.

To compete in NASCAR and to comply with the newly set standards, Dodge produced a limited number of Charger 500s but soon they realized that they were not providing an advantage over Ford. As a solution, the Daytona Charger was introduced. With a unrmistakenable roof-high spoiler, elongated nose made of fiberglass, these cars could charge down the speedway at nearly 200 mph. The re-design paid off as Bobby Isaac won the Daytona 500 in February 1969. Approximately 1000 Dodge Daytona Charger's were produced and along with the 500 have become two of the most desirable of all Chargers.

Factory Specifications & Production

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Base Line - Six-Cyl
XP 29 2 Dr Hardtop $3,020 3,103 lbs Note 1
Base Line - V-8
XP 29 2 Dr Hardtop $3,126 3,256 lbs Note 1
Charger R/T
XS 29 2 Dr Hardtop $3,592 3,646 lbs 20,057
Charger SE / 500
XX 29 2 Dr SE Hardtop $3,860 3,671 lbs 503
XX 29 2 Dr Hardtop $3,860 3,671 lbs 392


  1. The combined production of Models XP29 was 69,142 . There was 462 with six-cylinder, and 68,647 with V-8.
  2. Additional Charger R/T Information: The "HEMI" engine was installed into 232 hardtops. The Charger Daytona had 70 hardtops with the "HEMI" and 52 Charger 500s had the "HEMI".

Chassis Specifications

From 1966 to 1974, the Charger was based on the Chrysler B platform.

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Track Rear Track Tires
Charger 6-Cyl/V-8 117 in 207.9 in 77 in Not Available Not Available 7.35 x 14
Charger R/T 117 in 207.9 in 77 in Not Available Not Available F70 x 14

VIN Decoding

Serial Numbers were on the instrument panel, visible thru the windshield, and on the bottom line of a separate plate(fender tag) under the hood.

Dodge Fender Tag
First Symbol - Car Line
D - Dodge 122" W - Dodge 117/118"
L - Dart W - Charger/Coronet
J - Challenger X - Charger
Second Symbol - Price Class
E - Economy S - Special
L - Low X - Fast Top
M - Medium K - Police
H - High O - Superstock
P - Premium T - Taxi
Third & Fourth Symbol - Body Type
21 - 2 Dr. Sedan 41 - 4 Dr. Sedan
23 - 2 Dr. Hardtop 43 - 4 Dr. Hardtop
27 - 2 Dr. Convertible 45 - Station Wagon 2-Seat
29 - 2 Dr. Sports Hardtop 46 - Station Wagon 3-Seat
Fifth Symbol - Engine
(B) 6-198 (N) 8-383
(C) 6-225 (N) 8-383
(E) 6-Special Order (R) 8-426 HEMI
(G) 8-318 (T) 8-440
(H) 8-340 (U) 8-440
(J) 8-340 (V) 8-440
(L) 8-383 (Z) 8-Special Order
Sixth Symbol - Model Year
6 - 1966 1 - 1971
7 - 1967 2 - 1972
8 - 1968 3 - 1973
9 - 1969 4 - 1974
0 - 1970 5 - 1975
Seventh Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Lynch Road, Michigan (E) Los Angeles, California
(B) Hamtramck, Michigan (F) Newark, Deleware
(C) Jefferson, Michigan (G) St. Louis, Missouri
(D) Belvedere, Illinois (R) Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001


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Options & Accessories

Description Description
383-cid 2 BC V-8 Sure Grip Differential
383-cid 4 BC V-8 Music Master AM Radio
440-cid 4 BC V-8 AM/FM Radio
426-cid 4 BC V-8 "HEMI" AM/FM Multiplex Stereo Radio
TorqueFlite Transmission AM/8-Track Stereo
4-Speed Manual Transmission Automatic Speed Control
Air Conditioning Sun Roof
Power Steering Rallye Suspension
Power Brakes Woodgrain Steering Wheels
Power Front Disc Brakes Tilt Steering Wheels
Power Seats Vinyl Roof
Power Windows Chrome Stamped 14 in. Wheels
Electric Clock White Sidewall Tires


Engine Options

The location of Engine Code on a 6-Cylinder - Right front of block, below cylinder head; Small Block V8 - Left fron of block, below cylinder head; Big-Block V8 - Left rear of block, near oil pan flange.

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
A 6-170 115 155 TorqueFlite, 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
B 6-225 145 215 TorqueFlite, 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
C 6-Special Order Not Info Available at this time Not Info Available at this time TorqueFlite, 3-Speed Manual Not Info Available at this time
D 8-273 190 260 TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
F 8-318 230 340 TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
G 8-383 290 390 TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
H 8-383 330 410 TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
H 8-383* 335 425 TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
J 8-426 HEMI 425 490 TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
K 8-440 350 480 TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
L 8-440* 375 480 TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
M 8-Special Order Not Info Available at this time Not Info Available at this time TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual Not Info Available at this time
P 8-340 275 340 TorqueFlite, 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC

Available Transmissions

Transmission Location
TorqueFlite Stamped on the transmission oil pan rail.
3-Speed Manual Not Available
4-Speed Manual Not Available

Identification Number Transmission Type
2892076 TorqueFlite
2892077 TorqueFlite
2892079 TorqueFlite
2892080 TorqueFlite
2892086 TorqueFlite
2892087 TorqueFlite
2892089 TorqueFlite
2892090 TorqueFlite
2892091 TorqueFlite
2892092 TorqueFlite
2892093 TorqueFlite
2892094 TorqueFlite

Axle Decoding

Location Of Axle Codes: A metal tag is bolted to the assembly, giving the axle ratio or tooth count (if tooth count - divide the larger number by the smaller number, this is the ratio.) Locking axles have a metal tag with the letter "S" on it.

Note: Since tags can easily be missing, the approximate ratio can be determined by marking both the a wheel and the driveshaft; turn the wheel one complete turn and the number of times the driveshaft rotates is the ratio. Locking axles can be identified by raising the complete axle assembly and turning one wheel; if the other wheel turns the the same direction it is a locking axle and if it turns the opposite direction it is a non-locking axle.

Charger Axle Ratios
Engine   6-225 8-318 8-383 8-426 8-440
Locking / Non-Locking   L NL L NL L NL L NL L NL
Ratio 2.71       x            
2.76       x x x        
2.93   x                
2.94 x x x x x       x x
3.23 x x x x x x x x x x
3.54             x   x  
3.55   x   x x   x   x  
3.91   x     x          
4.10             x   x  


Interior and Exterior Paint Chips

  • 1969 Dodge Exterior Paint Codes.

    The first Paint Code identifies the roof or accent color. The second Paint Code identifies the body color. (For example, the combination W1-B3 on a Dodge would indicate the roof or accent area is in White and the body is finished in Light Blue Metallic.) Paint code plates are located in the engine compartment on the left wheel housing or the left fender side shield.

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

A4 - Silver Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4979L
Dulux® Code - 4979D

Q5 - Bright Turquoise Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4960L
Dulux® Code - 4960D
B3 - Light Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4981L
Dulux® Code - 4981D

R4 - Bright Red
Lucite® Code - 4959LH
Dulux® Code - 4959DH

B5 - Bright Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4982L
Dulux® Code - 4982D

R6 - Red
Lucite® Code - 4992LM
Dulux® Code - 4992DH

B7 - Medium Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4983L
Dulux® Code - 4983D

T3 - Light Bronze Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4993L
Dulux® Code - 4993D

B9 - Dark Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4983L
Dulux® Code - 4983D

T5 - Copper Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4994LH
Dulux® Code - 4994DH

E7 - Cordovan Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4985LM
Dulux® Code - 4985DM

T7 - Dark Bronze Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4995LH
Dulux® Code - 4995DH

F3 - Light Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4986L
Dulux® Code - 4986D

V2 - Hemi Orange
Lucite® Code - 5067LH
Dulux® Code - 5067DH

F5 - Medium Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4987L
Dulux® Code - 4987D

W1 - White
Lucite® Code - 4996L
Dulux® Code - 4996D
F6 - Bright Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5078LH
Dulux® Code - 5078DH

Lighter & Brighter than F8

X9 - Black
Lucite® Code - 88L
Dulux® Code - 93-005
F8 - Dark Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4988L
Dulux® Code - 4988D
Y2 - Yellow
Lucite® Code - 4887L
Dulux® Code - 4887D
L1 - Beige
Lucite® Code - 4998L
Dulux® Code - 4998D
Y3 - Cream
Lucite® Code - 4888L
Dulux® Code - 4888D
Q4 - Light Turquoise Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4991L
Dulux® Code - 4991D
Y6 - Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4997L
Dulux® Code - 4997D
Image Not Available

  • 1969 Dodge Interior Paint Codes

    1. Low Gloss Colors require 2 ounces of DuPont 4528S Flattening Compound to a pint of unreduced color.
    2. Gloss Colors Usage - Windshield Mouldings, Backlite Mouldings, Roof Rails, Quarter Panel Upper Garnish Moulding, Quarter Garnish Extension & Lock Pillar Upper, "A & B" Pillars and "B" Pillar Cap, Door & Quarter Upper Inner Frame and Upper & Lower Garnish, and Miscellaneous Suburban Parts.
    3. Low Gloss Colors Usage - Roof Rails, Backlite Mouldings, "C" Pillar Cover, Console, Manual Seat Adjuster, Windshield Garnish Mouldings, Convertible Top Mechanism, Miscellaneous Suburban Parts.
Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image
Dove White
See Code W1 Bayou Green Metallic (Medium)
See Code F8
Giallo Gold Metallic See Code Y4 Sierra Blue Metallic (Light) See Code B3
Saturn Beige See Code L1 Baltic Blue Metallic (Medium) See Code B7
Gold Tan Metallic (Light) See Code T3 Rally Red See Code R6
Tweak Tan Metallic (Dark) See Code T7 Jewel Black
See Code X9
Everglade Green Metallic (Light)
See Code F3  
Dove White
Lucite® Code - 9608L
Not Available / See Note 1 Saber Silver Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9641L
Not Available / See Note 1
Lucite® Code - 9070L
Not Available / See Note 1 Everglade Green Metallic (Light)
Lucite® Code - 9646L
Not Available / See Note 1
Amarillo Gold (Yellow)
Lucite® Code - 9609L
Not Available / See Note 1 Bayou Green Metallic (Medium)
Lucite® Code - 9601L
Not Available / See Note 1
Saturn Beige
Lucite® Code - 9602L
Not Available / See Note 1 Sierra Blue Metallic (Light)
Lucite® Code - 9642L
Not Available / See Note 1
Desert Tan (Light)
Lucite® Code - 9605L
Not Available / See Note 1 Baltic Blue Metallic (Medium)
Lucite® Code - 9643LH
Not Available / See Note 1
Oasis Tan (Medium)
Lucite® Code - 9606L
Not Available / See Note 1 Rally Red
Lucite® Code - 9604LH
Not Available / See Note 1
Buckskin Tan (Dark)
Lucite® Code - 9607LH
Not Available / See Note 1 Jewel Black
Lucite® Code - 88L
Not Available / See Note 1


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