R/T Tribute Car: 1972 Dodge Charger

The seller of this 1972 Dodge Charger calls it an R/T tribute car, and it’s said to be a strong runner in need of a full cosmetic restoration. Door panel trim seems to suggest it began life as a Brougham trim edition, which the hideaway headlights seem to confirm. The seller notes the presence of rust in the fenders and elsewhere, but that the Charger runs strong and is equipped with a Hurst shifter. The Charger is listed here on eBay with a $9,550 Buy-It-Now and the option to submit a best offer. Thanks to Barn Finds reader Nevadahalfrack for the find.¬†

The listing provides a break-down of the VIN, which seems to affirm that the Charger remains much the way it looked when it left the factory. A 440 under the hood with Hemi Orange paint is a tasty combination, but I’m still trying to figure out the R/T tribute angle. I’m not a Mopar expert, but a Brougham trim car with the 440 and a limited-slip rear end seems like a rare combination – can anyone confirm or deny?

The interior remains in good order, with attractive bucket seats and a dashboard in need of replacing. The seller also notes the presence of an OEM radio and a factory console that will need re-wrapping. Carpets look decent as does the steering wheel and Brougham door panel trim. Mileage is reportedly just over 43,000 which helps explain the interior cosmetics; no word on whether engine is still a matching unit.

Under hood looks clean, and the seller notes the 440 is equipped with an Edelbrock carb. The original carb is included and needs to be rebuilt. Recent maintenance includes fresh brakes and pads, new belts and alternator, and unspecified suspension improvements. Tires are said to be in good shape, and mounted on original wheels. The Charger looks like a fun project, but more photos of the rust are needed.

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Comments

  1. CapNemo CapNemo Member

    I could be wrong, but I believe that shifter is made by B&M. I have a couple of them. Maybe Hurst made a lookalike.

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  2. 36Packard

    Why would anyone want this when you could have this, probably a lot cheaper too. Plus you could pop in the engine of your choice. Man, do I want this car. Thanks again Sandy for the link.

    https://www.forfmjbodiesonly.com/classicmopar/threads/iola.8584/

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  3. Troy s

    According to the seller it has a Hurth shifter, hmm, cool old beater but the ad is a bit tough to get through. Friend of mine had a ’71 Charger that Sandy and 36 Packard would have loved,, a 318 2 barrel automatic, however my buddy claimed it had a very rare special 318 high performance from the factory, and to be honest he was dog nuts behind the wheel…only guy I know who was taken in handcuffs for wreckless driving in a 318 anything,
    If it is a tribute car here, maybe a tribute to when we cruised these kinda cars out for fun, hanging out in the parking lots at night…burnouts, that kind of stuff. Can’t knock a 440 powered cruiser.

    • AMXBrian

      Mike Tyson must have been the spokes-person for Hurst that year

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  4. Wolf

    72 se brougham

  5. 440Steve

    Tribute car? Where’s the “tribute”? Quite sad what Mopar has devolved into nowadays.

  6. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    Price has been reduced by a grand to $8550.
    He looks to be motivated, anyone interested could throw him an offer.

  7. Randy Hammett

    By looking at the passenger side dash you can tell it didn’t have a/c and the heater hoses are missing underhood from firewall to block. If it is an SE model without a/c it could have been a manual transmission originally. VIN will tell, reminds me of a 1st year Rallye model.

  8. Randy Hammett

    Current issue of Mopar Action magazine, October 2019, pp50-57 interviews Tim Wellborn an expert on ’71-74 Chargers focuses on the ’73-’74 models and gives a lot of great information. Should be on newstands now.

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