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Assembly Required: 1969 Dodge Charger

The seller of this 1969 Dodge Charger bought it assembled and complete with plans to restore it. But after taking the machine apart, other projects are taking priority, and the car has to go in its present state. So, if you like putting puzzles together, this Mopar might be right up your alley. Located in Edwardsville, Illinois, this vehicle waits for an ambitious buyer to break the seller’s reserve here on eBay which $10,000 hasn’t done so far.

Dodge’s Charger set sales records between 1968 and 1970 after Chrysler redesigned its B-body intermediate automobiles. In 1969 alone, Dodge factories produced more than 85,000 copies of the Charger, of which this green-on-green version was one of them. The VIN identifies it as having been built with a 383 cubic inch V8 and the seller says this one is numbers-matching. Only two parties are said to have owned it before the seller.

We gather from the one photo of the vehicle in a complete state that the seller found it in an inoperative condition and trailered it home. There a disassembly process began which included doing some prep work on the body. Apparently, the quarter panels needed replacing and the car comes with pieces from 1968 which probably only differed by the shape of the side marker lights.

We’re told this is a complete vehicle, so presumably, everything that the seller removed comes with the deal. The seller’s goal is to recover whatever dollars he/she has in the project Mopar. If you’ve been looking for a second-generation Charger to restore and don’t mind a bit of a mystery, could this one be right for you?


  1. Moparman Moparman Member

    “So, if you like putting puzzles together,” Puzzle is the operative word here. Unless a careful disassembly with all parts/nuts/bolts/fasteners bagged and tagged, a puzzle is what you will have. Good luck to the one willing to take on this project and trying to locate the missing pieces of this puzzle! BTW: 68 cars had round side maker lights; for 69 they were only square reflectors, and for 1970 they became rectangular lights w/ reflectors. :-)

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    • Jim

      I agree with you. From the looks of these pictures, I wouldn’t just be worried if the parts were tagged, but if all the parts were delivered that were taken off. What a mess this looks like.

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  2. Howard A Member

    Again, I just don’t see the attraction here. I see the average malarky prices are about $75 grand, some going into 6 figures for clown wheel equipped ones, IDK, I had a 1970 in the late 70s, a guy owed me $500, so I took the car. The car was a POS, the corny shifter, all the rage today, was not unlike a truck cabover, doors rattled, sucked gas, bare bones inside, what’s the attraction? Like the VW bus, this foolishness will end too.

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  4. Chasbro

    We’re told this is a complete vehicle?? A complete pile of —-! Seriously 10 grand? Free tetanus shot included?

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    • Steve Householder

      The owner should pay someone to take it off their hands.

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    I have purchased 2 vehicles in this condition. The first one was a 1969 Dodge Dart GTS 340-4 speed. The seller was 100% honest about everything and I paid him $450.00 in 1975. It was finished and road-worthy in just under 2 months. The second one was a 1969 Chevelle pretending to be an SS car, with almost zero rust and 76,000 miles. This seller was FAR less than honest, as I discovered trying to assemble the boxes and piles of parts that fit who knows what. I had given $7800. for this mess in 2006. I was so irritated with this that it took almost 2 years to get it finished and sold. Side note—I am a now retired Auto Repair Shop owner. I would tackle this if allowed to look at all the inventory before purchase.

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  6. mopar

    i say taake 500 for it

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  7. bull

    These old cars sure do come apart EASY!

    It’s that “Puttin Em Back Together” part that is expensive, time consuming and a PITA which results in an Ebay auction such as this Charger.

    A great example of NEVER take anything apart until you have made the iron clad commitment to finish it!

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  8. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    Ended at $10,100, reserve not met.
    But, fear not, it has been relisted.

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  9. Ashtray

    I hope the new owner fully understands what’s in store for them?
    But, it takes folks like this to bring these old vehicles back to life.
    Someone has to take the plunge.
    It’s better than just letting them rust away, then going to a crusher.
    Just my oponion!

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  10. Darren Lyons

    Lots of guys with big dreams and too many project or no time always the same excuses can haphazardly tear them apart but only few have the skills to properly reassemble I might consider it if I saw propper bagging and tagging.

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  11. Bob W

    Best out come for this is a complete pro touring build. You would be crazy to try and puzzle this back together to be correct.

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  12. Paul Alexander

    If I was looking for a project to fix/repair/whatever, I might offer around 2,000 for something in this state of existence.

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