After its exploits were memorialized during one of the most epic car chases ever filmed in the movie “Bullitt,” the Dodge Charger R/T 440 became a seriously coveted muscle car, as legions of performance aficionados rushed to their local Chrysler Dodge dealership to put some of that four wheel, big block magic in their garages. And the demand hasn't let up at all, the '69 Charger is every bit of an American muscle car icon today. This real-deal R/T still features its numbers matching 440 Magnum V8 engine and Torqueflight transmission (visually verified and confirmed by Galen Govier himself) and original black colors both inside and out, along with an amazingly low 37,814 actual miles on the clock, making it arguably the most desirable '69 Charger on the market today.
The sinister black paint this '69 R/T wears is the same shade it left the factory with 50 years ago, and a freshening up just a few years back has it looking its best. With its even texture and great shine, it really presents well and the relatively badgeless look of the exterior allows the paint to take center stage. It's not perfect, but no Mopar was perfect even from the factory, but the finish is very nice and there's no mistaking this menacing street brawler when it's cruising down Main Street, and the gaps and body lines are very straight. From the signature split front grille all the way back to the trim surrounding the taillights, the brightwork and chrome is all new, and clear factory-tinted glass surrounds the cabin. The touch of sophistication provided by the black vinyl tops on Chargers of this era contributed a lot to their overall style, and the one on display here is in clean condition, with no perceptible tears or bubbling underneath. This is a factory stripe-delete car, which adds to the uniform look, and the bright red R/T badges are right where they're supposed to be and let everyone know that a bonafide heavyweight just passed them on the road.
Climb inside and it won't take much imagination to picture yourself engaged in an epic pursuit of your own. The correctly restored black vinyl interior is in great overall condition, with front buckets and a rear bench seat that show little to no wear as they sit over an expanse of fresh carpeting. Between the buckets is a center console that sports a fresh woodgrain accent and puts the chrome automatic shifter within easy reach of the driver. The assortment of factory gauges in the instrument cluster still work as intended and a supple looking, uncracked pad tops the dash area. You'll certainly have no shortage of would-be passengers eager to ride in this classic and they'll be able to do so in comfort - the Charger sports plenty of real estate between its rows of seats. Raise the deck lid and you'll find the trunk area is also quite spacious and houses a clean period plaid mat inside.
The iconic 440 Magnum big block V8 holding court under the hood looks awesome in its sharply badged air cleaner and bright orange block and valve covers and it sits surrounded by fresh-looking hoses and properly routed wiring. With only 37,814 miles on the car, the numbers matching drivetrain has plenty of life left in it thanks in large part to the careful maintenance of the 3-ownerrs that have had the pleasure of possessing this beauty during its lifetime, and with a factory rating of 375 horsepower, it has plenty of pop as well. An Edelbrock 650CFM 4-barrel carb and an X-pipe dual exhaust with Dynaflow mufflers have been added to maximize its output as it teams with a numbers matching A727 3-speed automatic TorqueFlite transmission. The drivetrain is completed by a 3.90 ratio posi-traction rear end entrusted to maintain surefootedness as the power hits the pavement, and power steering moves the metal with relative ease and make driving that much more pleasurable. The undercarriage is ready for mirrors, the front and rear suspension is newer, and this Charger rides on a set of 15” black steel wheels adorned with proper chrome center caps and outfitted with white-letter F70-15 Goodyear Polyglas bias-ply tires to complete the period look.
Documented with a factory buildsheet, a reproduction window sticker, and Galen Govier documentation, this number matching, actual mileage 1969 Dodge Charger R/T will afford some lucky enthusiast the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a truly iconic muscle car. Call today!