MARK S 1969 Dodge Charger R/T 2dr Hardtop Coupe

Our 1969 R/T Dodge Charger

Back in 1990, I was stationed in Yuma Arizona with the U.S. Marine Corps. I had always wanted a muscle car and had passed up chances in the past because of unit rotations and such. One day my wife saw an add in Phoenix Arizona for a 1968 428 Mustang. After speaking with the owner, we made the 3 hour drive down, just in time to watch it drive away. He had sold it from under us. After sitting and deciding not to waste the trip we picked up an Auto Trader magazine and spotted an add for a 1969 Charger R/T and the picture looked good so I contacted the gentleman and drove over to see it. When I drove up I told my wife "I want that car"! It had faded blue paint, but the body was incredibly straight. After walking up to the car I discovered it was set up to be driven by a handicapped driver. The owner came out in a wheelchair and told me he just could not handle the car anymore. I did not even haggle about the $6,000.00 price tag and purchased the car. Over the next two years I restored the car (70% of it myself). I returned it to it's original Silver Met and kept the cars "Sky Blue" interior for 10 years until I could not handle the ugly color combo anymore and changed it to black. It still has it's original numbers matching 440 engine and tyranny and we have had the car ever since. Thanks for reading.

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    Gord Linton Greely Ontario Canada December 18, 2014 at 07:03
    Hi This is a beautiful car and I thank you for restoring it as I would have like to. I had a 1970 charger with a 440. But as a young kid didn't appriecate it as I should have. And now I have been looking for ever to find another one but with a family just can't afford one . So KUTTOS to you and your car. Please enjoy it for life. Thanks again ,Your car enthusiest Gord.

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