This is a restored rear tail panel for a 1970 charger R/T. This was a nice core that was totally striped and restored by “King of Trim”. They striped the panel totally bare and then sanded and straightened it. It was then polished and re-anodized and masked and painted for the correct look. Finally new emblems were installed. This is a very nice piece that is ready for a nice show car. No clips.
Here is another very rare and unique factory 1968 charger R/T that we are restoring right now and offering for sale. The car was purchased from an estate sale in 2011 in Reseda CA where the car had been sitting since 1990. Amazingly the car is registered in the original owners name with the original title on hand. The front end of the car was bumped into and then sat from that point on and has less than 100k original miles. The car was 95% original before we started the complete restoration.
Unfortunately the car was stored outside and the weather took its tole on the original paint and interior so we had a lot to do. It was so original and clean we chose to do a complete rotisserie restoration and use as many OEM parts as we could. Many NOS parts have also been installed to this black beauty.
The story from the family goes like this: Bob, the original owner, watched the movie “bullitt” in the spring of 1968 and loved the Charger in the movie so much that he just had to have one. He had a family friend that owned a Dodge dealership in Chicago and he contacted him and ordered this Charger almost exactly like the one in the movie. A month later the car arrived and he flew out to Chicago and drove it home to California.
The car was ordered with some great options to make it a comfortable driving car. Options include:
- Air conditioning
- Power steering
- Power disk brakes
- 440 Magnum
- Bucket seats with console
- Possi (Sure Grip) Rearend
- and many others.
Of course the color of Black with black interior was chosen to match the car in the movie and it looks as sinister as ever. The car was never driven in bad weather and was not driven on a daily basis. Therefore the sheet metal is in remarkable condition. The front fenders were replaced because of the fender bender but OEM originals were used. Therefore the car retains all OEM Chrysler sheet metal, even the trunk pan. The core support still retains the correct SO number and matches the original fender tag. The car does have a very nice build sheet for documentation and an inspection card found under the seat from the factory. The motor and trans are correct with numbers matching. They have never been out of the car or rebuilt before the car came to us. The alternator, starter, carburetor and components are still original for the car and have been restored. All the side glass is original to the car and in great shape. There are a few minor scratches but we wanted to use the original glass. The front and rear glass were replaced with ECS aftermarket due to the originals being a little too pitted and scratched. The bumpers and pot metal pieces have all been rechromed and are not after market. The stainless steel pieces have been highly polished. Interior has been redone using Legendary interior components. The dash pad is still the original. Gauges were totally rebuilt by Redline gauges. Gauge faces were done by Gcar.
The car is in the middle of a full restoration and will be for sale when it is completed. This is an amazing car with all the right components for a blue chip car. Call for pricing. Expected to be complete in the summer of 2019
Update 4 April 2019 – The dash and gauges are all completed and now installed in the car. Interior is mostly complete and we now have the rear-end complete as well. Windshield is in, front end completed, and trim and wheels going on.
11 June 2019 – The car is starting to get close to completion, just finishing up the last remaining details.
This Charger is absolutely stunning, as you can see in the pictures below. It turned out amazing and it is now going to be loved by one lucky owner. Car is on the road and alive again.
This is a factory original 1968 Dodge Charger R/T and an original California car. It runs and drives extremely nice and is an original red car that has only been painted once since original. This car was wore out by 1990 at which point it was just left sitting. It was purchased in 1991 and then taken to the Detroit area. It was then pulled apart and the restoration began and then lasted the next 5 years. The outside was stripped and the engine compartment was blasted to the bare metal. It was pulled apart and restored in the owners garage. The car was painted back to its original scorch red using PPG paint. The underside of the body was cleaned and stripped. Then it was painted to match the rest of the body. All of the original body panels still remain with the car. The only metal replaced was the center of the trunk and some minor patches down low. The remaining body and floor pans are amazing and clean.
When the car was restored almost all the parts that were used were original Mopar parts and not aftermarket. Back in the 1990s there were very few aftermarket parts available for these cars, so original parts were used instead. Everything works on the car except the clock. Even the original AM radio works good with its single front speaker. All of the gauges are very clean and are accurate and the plastics faces are super nice. The seats have been recovered and the carpet was replaced. The dash pad is the original pad and there are no cracks. The windows go up and down smooth with only minor small scratches. The door panels inside are original with the correct date code and are very nice. The engine compartment is stock and original. The carburetor is an Edelbrock and runs great. The radiator is the correct number and was rebuilt. The motor is date coded 1969 HP. It is fully balanced and blue printed and runs extremely well. Step on the throttle and the car goes sideways, plenty of power. The transmission is a correct 68 HP and shifts smooth and firm. The rear end is the stock 8 3/4 with a 3:23 possi. In fact a brand new Mopar 742 case possi unit was installed during the restoration.
On the outside the chrome has all been refurbished on the Original bumpers. The stainless parts have been cleaned and polished. The grill is original and very nice. We don’t see any cracks or breaks in the grill at this time. The headlight doors work great going up and down. The vacuum system seems to be good. The front brakes have been upgraded to disk brakes, but still with the original manual. The power steering pump has recently been rebuilt and also is working great. It steers very nice and positive and the car as a whole drives wonderful.
This car is one of the very good original cars left out there. It is a very reliable driving car that needs little maintenance. A super solid original car. It was brought back to California about 6 years ago and has been used very little since. In The last year it has been brought out of storage and fully serviced and prepped for driving. The paint has been professionally polished and looks awesome. Priced very fair in the market today for one of the hottest cars out there. This is not a trailer queen or perfect show car but an extremely nice driving car that would show well anywhere it was taken.
It is an older restoration but needs very little or nothing. Just drive it and enjoy.
This was not our typical restoration project. We painted the car over two years prior and the customer was going to put the car together himself but soon found out the project was a bit more than he could handle. The car was taken apart by someone other than us and nothing was marked or tagged and some parts were even broken. So as you can imagine, we had a basket case project car … but hey, it wasn’t the first time. The car is painted in F6 green and with a white top, stripe and interior. It has a stroked 1969 HP 440cid that now has over 500cid. We used the new 440 source heads and stroker kit combined with the Edlebrock Performer and new 800 cfm series carburetor. The motor put out well over 500hp and 600 ft-lbs at only 9:1 compression. On top of that, we installed the factory A/C and upgraded it to new disk brakes in the front. Drives better than new…