1969 Dodge Charger Project Pair

This listing is for a package deal of Dodge Chargers, with one car a running 318 example and the other a severely damaged 383 car with no drivetrain. The auction has attracted bids to just over $5K at the moment with no reserve, and the seller is giving potential buyers the option to not take the damaged Charger if it’s of no use to them. It looks like a fair deal all around, especially if you’ve got the an engine that would drop into the 318 car. Find the pair here on eBay and thanks to Barn Finds reader Patrick S. for the find. 

The running Charger is no cakewalk, however, as it is seriously rusty. The seller notes that rust is evidence in the lower quarter panels, floor pans, rear frame rails, misc. exterior sheet metal, and other areas. The hood and fenders are also noted as being quite rough, and the rockers have small holes noted. Fortunately, it looks like the glass is good, rear taillights are intact, all four hubcaps are present, and the bumpers appear usable.

The seller reports that the 383 car was in some sort of incident involving a silo collapse (makes you wish there was video footage of that, eh?) There’s not a whole lot that’s usable here, and the seller doesn’t try to hide this fact. I’m not sure what you could with this car from a rebuild standpoint, as unless it was heavily optioned or had some rare features, it’s simply not worth it to restore an ordinary Charger with the (missing) 383. It does look like the driver-side fender, front grills, and front bumper could be of some use, however.

Here’s another shot of the blue Charger, which may provide some further justification for the bids we’re seeing in spite of the rust. The interior looks better than I’d expect, although it’s certainly far from perfect. The good news is both cars have good titles, and all the sheet metal you need for replacement purposes is widely available. While I can see most folks passing on the opportunity to bring the truly wrecked Charger home, what say you? Is there any value to the silo-crushed 383 car? Is the blue Charger worth restoring?


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  1. Arthell64 Member

    Looks like a couple of easy restoration projects for a hardcore mopar person Given what second gen rusted out chargers have been selling for lately these should sell for some big money. Not a cheap car to restore.

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  2. Superdessucke

    Wow. Its value fell like a ton of bricks.

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  3. Ralph

    “was in some sort of incident involving a silo collapse”

    Was that the 2nd or 3rd season of Dukes of Hazzard?

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    • PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

      Now that right there is funny!

  4. Bakyrdhero

    Someone will dump a ton of money into it an have a nice car to show for it. For what I would use it for I could invest the current bid amount into the 84 Citation from the other day and get a few kicks out of it at the local car show.

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  5. TimM

    Never have I thought of these as a compact car but the second one definitely was!!! The first one needs every panel addressed!! I wonder if the floors or any part is useable off the second one????

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  6. Camaro Joe

    TimM, The second one looks like it buckled from the silo collapse. I’d bet the floor pan is bent too. You can straighten anything if you want to, but it’s probably more trouble than it’s worth. Been there, looked at stuff like that, said “No.” It was always the right choice.

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  7. Eric

    Most of that should buff right out on the red one.

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  8. Stangalang

    Lol.. a buffer with a 383 🤣

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  9. Glenn Schwass Member

    Wow, too funny. I thought of a Dukes of Hazard outake too when I saw it. Good luck to whomever takes them on.

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  10. GeneB Member

    Both cars will be at the big meet in Pennsylvania next summer, LOL. Junk x 2

  11. Del

    10 grand for 1 parts car and one junk.

    Bet the winning bidder never comes through here. 🤗

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