More Info Please: 1969 Dodge Charger

Disclosure: This site may receive compensation from some link clicks and purchases.

Judging by the lack of dust on its attractive blue paintwork, I suspect that this 1969 Dodge Charger has spent some hiding under the tarp that you see crumpled up behind the car. While it is a bit hard to see the general condition of the Charger from the supplied photos, what can be seen looks to be quite promising. The Charger is located in Chicago, Illinois, and is listed for sale here on eBay with a BIN price of $25,000. The option is also there to make an offer.

The Charger is an attractive looking car, and the 1969 model gained some notoriety and a cult following outside the USA by being the car on which the General Lee was based from the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard. I believe that the dark blue paint on this Charger isn’t original, as a look under the hood suggests that the car may have originally been finished in B5 Bright Blue Poly with a black vinyl top. It’s hard to ascertain a lot about the condition of the frame and floors of the car, but what can be seen of the outside of the car itself does show some promise. There is a pretty sizeable dent in the passenger side quarter panel, and a number of small dents and dings, but little sign of visible rust. The grille is also badly damaged, and this will certainly require replacement.

The interior of the Charger shows a fair bit of promise, and it does look to be complete. The dash and pad look like they’re pretty good, and the car does feature a Rally Gauge Pack, including the highly desirable Tic-Toc-Tach. The seats are said to be upholstered in leather, but it is hard to determine their state due to a combination of the aftermarket seat covers and all of the components that are strewn across them. I guess the best way to view the interior is to consider that it will need at least a partial restoration.

Under the hood, there is some good news, and that is that the 383ci engine is good and that it runs. The engine, which I believe is the 270hp version, is backed by an automatic transmission The condition of the transmission is unclear, as the car apparently hasn’t moved for a while. What is apparent from looking at the engine bay is that there is some pretty decent surface corrosion under there, especially around the master cylinder. This will need to be addressed before it deteriorates any further.

The 1969 Dodge Charger is another one of those classic cars that seem to not only be holding its value, but that value is experiencing a slow but fairly consistent increase. Of course, the ultimate value of this car will be determined by what is found upon personal inspection. Looking back on auction trends, especially over the last 2-years, similarly equipped cars in good condition are averaging a sale price of $36,500 at auction. If you take that as an indicator, then this is a project car that seems to make sound economic sense.

Auctions Ending Soon


  1. Jimmy

    If the engine runs good why not pull it out of the garage and take more pictures ???

    Like 6
  2. KevinLee

    To anyone having thoughts of turning this one into a Dukes of Hazzard clone, just stop. I think the world will be okay without another. Have a great evening!😀

    Like 5
    • MoparDude

      Arrrrrgh!! you stole my idea!

      Like 3
  3. Bodyman68

    Id fix it up and drive it for the year, then decide when to restore it. price is high for it but if you want one in this condition then buy it.

    Like 1
  4. Stevieg

    Tread lightly…Wisconsin tags on a car in Illinois & no real good pictures. I’ll bet this car is holier than the pope. At the $25,000 buy it now price, the seller might be nuttier than squirrel poop. Full inspection warranted before one cent changes hands.

    Like 3

Leave A Comment

RULES: No profanity, politics, or personal attacks.

Become a member to add images to your comments.


Get new comment updates via email. Or subscribe without commenting.

Barn Finds