Hemi Upgraded: 1968 Dodge Charger R/T

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There is a lot of talk about hybrid and electric vehicles these days. I wonder when those become barn finds if we will be as excited as we are seeing a 1968 Dodge Charger R/T roll out of a garage with a Hemi under the hood? If a Dodge Charger raises your blood pressure, this one might be of interest. It is located in Dickey, North Dakota and has undergone a full restoration. During the restoration, the owner upgraded the powerplant to a date code correct 426 cubic inch Hemi V8. The Charger is listed here on eBay with only 1 day remaining in the auction. It is currently bid to $80,001 and the Buy It Now Price is $125,000.

Under the hood looks immaculate and, of course, all attention is drawn to the 426 cubic inch V8 Hemi with a 6.66 date code. The 426 Hemi in stock form was rated at 425 horsepower and 490 ft lb of torque. This elephant of an engine is backed by a 727 automatic 3 speed transmission. The rear gears are 3.54:1 and the engine is said to be restored to factory specifications. The 426 Hemi V8 added $604.75 to the Charger R/T’s price back in 1968 and only 475 were produced. While this car didn’t leave the factory with this engine, the current owner did his best to correct that oversight!

The ad includes some pictures of the restoration including the repaint in the K5 Deep Burnt Orange Metallic. The body is said to be perfect with no rust. This car currently rides on steel wheels with dog dish hubcaps and bias ply tires. The seller is also including a set of Magnum 500 wheels and radial tires.

There were over 100,000 Chargers ordered in 1968 and 17,584 of them were ordered with the R/T package which stood for Road/Track. The standard engine in the R/T was the 375 horsepower 440 cubic inch V8 engine. The R/T package came with 11 inch drum brakes all the way around and an improved suspension. A lot of work has been put into this car and the new owner should be pleased if everything is sorted out after the restoration was completed.

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  1. Grant

    Dickey ND? I have been there. Not a paved road in sight. Why have a car like this there? Obviously not to drive. Besides, if it was for driving, they would have left the 440 in it.

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  2. Ed Casala

    Nah, I would much rather spend 40k on a rusted out hunk of Mopar with no trim tag and spend 100k on restoring it to be a clone! Nice car and seems like a somewhat reasonable price for it.

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  3. Sixpakjoe

    In my humble opinion….the car is not worth the money being asked, nice car, no doubt…….but he’s asking factory oem Hemicar pricing…..

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  4. Super Glide

    They always seem to have dog dish hup caps. How about some Magnum 500s?

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    • Ffred

      Hoe about the full wheel covers? That’s what my ’68 roadrunner came with

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  5. stillrunners

    F is not for a Hemi car…..nice car though…..

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  6. PRA4SNW

    Ended at $88,200. Reserve Not Met.

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    • John S Dressler

      That’s because $88,200 is about the fair market price for the car. At some point, the owner will come to discover that if he really wants to sell it.

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