Mopar Muscle: 1968 Dodge Charge R/T 440

This 1968 Dodge Charger is located in Wellsville, New York and is listed here on eBay.  The car comes with the original data tag and broadcast sheet proving it is an R/T that was originally equipped with a 440 cubic inch engine and automatic transmission. The car is currently bid to $15,200 with the reserve not met and 7 days remaining on this auction.

The original engine and transmission were replaced with a 1970 440 cubic inch motor and a 4-speed transmission.  Power reaches the rear wheels via a Dana 4:10 rear end.  The car is said to run and drive but has no brakes which would be a little scary with this monster motor.

The black interior is worn and dirty but looks original with the exception of a column-mounted tachometer.

The car is noted to have factory cruise control and the owner states that he is an AMD dealer and can provide new sheet metal at a discount to the buyer.  The Code 3 Charger red looks great with the black interior and black vinyl top.  A buyer might want to take a closer inspection of the vinyl top to make sure there are not any surprises underneath it.  The pictures indicate rust and rot along the bottom of the car.  The pictures underneath show a lot of crunchy metal and the floorboards and trunk pan will need replacement.

The lines of the Charger are classic and recognizable from any angle.  Only 17,000 of the 96,100 Chargers built-in 1968 came with the R/T package.  The R/T came standard with the 440 Magnum, with the 426 Hemi being an option.  Could this be your winter project?

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Comments

  1. 8banger Dave Member

    And here comes the sound of a windstorm cash,,,

    Like 3
  2. George Mattar

    One of the best looking muscle cars ever. Too bad the Dukes destroyed nearly 300 69 Chargers. Repo sheet metal even AMD dies not fit. I work in a body shop. All our techs say if they can’t get NOS metal, they will not restore a rusty old car. We bought these cars in high school for $1,000 in good shape.

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    • Chris M.

      True story. A close friend is currently building a resto mod ’70 Cuda which required a fair amount of AMD metal replacement. The body shop made it clear that those parts or any repro part requires alot of massaging in order to fit correctly.

      Like 1
    • Arthell64 Member

      I had AMD quarters, floor and trunk pans installed on my Chevelle at the AMD installation center and the door gaps came out close to factory. I guess it depends on who does the installing.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCu5xVBvv5E

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      • Chris M.

        His did too, after alot of tweaking.

  3. 8banger Dave Member

    Har, I bought my ‘68 R/T in 2001 for $2,500 and it ran. Now? Har.

  4. TimM

    I can’t see myself ever owning one of these cars!! The price for junk ones are way out of my budget!! This one at least has all the parts and if the original parts are gone why not put a four speed in there!! Needs a pistol grip though!! I guess all I can do it hope someday the bottom drops on these cars!!!

    Like 4
    • Chris M.

      Agreed. Your only hope is to find one that’s been forgotten in some old garage and being there at the right time. That’s what’s happening most often with the cars we see showing up.

      Like 2
  5. steve

    This and that Fastback Rustang in “Bullitt” says it all. No Chevy really stands out as cool. The rest of the worlds cars are cheesy cept a few Italians street racers that no one in Italy can afford! I am not a fan of resurected rustbuckets, although building a Nostalgic Nascar for street use à la Richard Petty style would be fun!

    Like 1
  6. Superdessucke

    At this final price I would expect valet. I’d probably get a little snotty if they refused. “This cost more than your yearly salary, you twerp!”

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  7. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    The seller is an AMD dealer, so can get the replacement sheetmetal at cost, yet won’t restore it himself.

    That’s all you need to know about this one.

    Like 2
  8. Ryan Hilkemann

    Slap a 01 on the door and let’s roll!

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