1 of 74: 1968 Dodge Charger R/T Hemi

The Dodge Chargers were redesigned for 1968 along with all of Chrysler’s B-bodied intermediates. Sales of the car would continue to climb yet the expensive 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 found few takers. Only 475 Chargers were built that year with a Hemi, and they didn’t all go into R/T editions. According to the seller’s data, this R/T is one of only 74 built with the Hemi and a TorqueFlite. And the car has the distinction of being celebrity owned at one time – the bushy mustached guy from American Choppers. Located in Cleveland, Tennessee, this beautiful survivor is available here on Hemmings Classifieds where the asking price of $165,000 is said to be negotiable. Another neat find from BF reader Boot!

The first Dodge Charger was a show car in 1964. Production Chargers would emerge in 1966 having a strong resemblance to the 1965 Charger II concept automobile. While the nameplate has been called into duty over the years for all sorts of Chrysler cars, the most memorable models may have been the second generation (1968-70) which was popularized using a ’69 Charger in the Dukes of Hazzard TV show. This would not be the line’s only association with show business as this ’68 Charger R/T was once owned by Paul Teutul, Sr., a well-known chopper and motorcycle builder on the 2003-10 American Chopper series based on Teutul’s company, Orange County Choppers.

With 83,000 miles on the odometer, this car looks well-kept for its age. The body, paint and interior all look good with only one respray of the B5 Blue coating over the past 53 years. It’s otherwise said to be original and has never been restored. We’re told the car is listed in the Chrysler Registry which would substantiate it being one of s few dozen built this way. Beside the automatic tranny, it comes with power steering and brakes and – apparently seldom ordered back then on the Charger – power windows.

The seller doesn’t go into detail on how well the car performs, instead letting a short video clip demonstrate that the car runs and moves. Hagerty estimates a ’68 Charger in prime condition could be worth $45,000 and the R/T package would likely add more. The addition of the Hemi engine, especially if numbers matching, would then send pricing into orbit. They’re only original once and when they’re all gone, that’s it. These cars will likely cost not less going forward.

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Comments

  1. Joe Machado

    Not paint code B5 in 1968.
    Since no vinyl top, paint code is CC1.
    No broadcast sheet or fender tag/plate pictures, no further.

    Like 4
  2. JohnD

    And I might have to knock off something for the previous ownership . . .

    Like 7
    • Chris M.

      Agree. Big Paul the douchebag.

      Like 1
  3. Miguel - Mexican Spec

    Look at the price difference between the Charger and the Coronet. I would rather have the Coronet, it is much rarer.

    Like 3
  4. ADM

    I was going to buy it, but with “the column shifted automatic,”……forget it.:)

    Like 1
  5. Chris M.

    Agree. Big Paul the douchebag.

    Like 1
  6. Jcs

    Sounds like someone has a crush on Paul to me.

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