UPDATE: $2,200 1968 Dodge Charger Project

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UPDATE – The seller has relisted this Charger, but they are still asking $2,200. Seems cheap, but must not be cheap enough?

FROM 2/13/2019 – One of my best pieces of advice for project car owners is to routinely scan eBay looking for vehicles in worse condition than your own. Whether the fact that an owner took on a more daunting project inspires you to get yours done, or simply makes you feel like you’re not alone, it’s incredibly therapeutic. This 1968 Dodge Charger is listed for a mere $2,200 here on eBay, but does it have needs. 

Of course, some of you have likely figured out my reference to needing inspiration refers to my junkyard find Mercedes 190E 2.3-16, which I purchased out of a junkyard late last year. It does have some rust issues and poorly repaired accident damage, but nothing like this Charger. The seller notes the front passenger frame rail is the only good one, and that the entire floor needs replacing. The Charger is located in Ohio, which is known to be a cruel environment for vintage metal.

The floor isn’t literally non-existent, but it’s bad enough that apparently the driver’s seat can no longer be bolted in securely. While I can understand attempting the restoration of a car in limited supply (such as my own), I can’t wrap my head around sticking with a project of which there are plenty of examples to choose from. Granted, if you live in the rust belt and choose not to ship in a car from a sunnier climate, this is likely representative of what you’ll find for sale.

The seller also mentions that there is no title with the vehicle, which will surely turn off those of you living in places where such documentation is required. A 383 motor is included with the sale, but the seller has little information on its history other than someone telling him it was rebuilt at one point. While I support any of you rescuing deserving projects from the clutches of rust and neglect, this Charger leaves me conflicted. Can it be restored? Anything can. Should it be? That’s the question of the hour.

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Comments

  1. ben dobreuenaski

    Save yourself a tetanus shot and stay home.

    Like 19
  2. brianashe

    Already sold. Says eBay,

    “We found something similar:
    1968 Dodge Charger
    440ci V8 w/ Six Pack, 4-Speed Manual, Sure Grip, PS, Disc, A/C
    Price: $117,900”

    Thanks, eBay. Yeah, they’re basically identical.

    Like 47
    • Little_Cars Saul

      LMAO, brianashe. I’m afraid we’re going to see more of this from eBay, Yahoo, Bing, Google search and social media platforms. Facebook as we all know runs an algorithm of your interests and all content available to search. All of a sudden a $2200 clapped out Charger is exactly like the $117,900 Charger–thanks for saving me the trouble of searching for myself!!. For my 30th high school reunion, we hired a package reunion company to run it. All the deejay did was choose the year we graduated for every song played because “everyone was listening” to these certain songs, NO! We graduated five months into that year…how about you include music from the four years prior that represents the entirety of our high school memory. The world in 2019 is a funny place.

      Like 6
    • Superdessucke

      No they’re not identical. The car you saw that’s still available would actually be cheaper in the long run than this.

      Like 1
  3. Dave

    Ok, so what car remnant is next to the motor?

    Like 5
    • local_sheriff

      Looks like (what used to be) a 70-up Barracuda to me…?

      Like 3
  4. Poncho

    No title, not original motor, engine may or may not have been rebuilt, not enough floor left to bolt the drivers seat to, not enough frame rail to install the engine? I’m out…….oh yeah, the rust……I’m really out! Didn’t like the color anyway.

    Like 7
  5. Keith

    Wow! I am very surprised! A clapped out old Mopar for $2,200.00 dollars? Thought I would never see the day an old Mopar sold cheap! You high paying Mopar freaks are slacking Haha!

    Like 11
    • Chris

      Kieth This is among the most original, entertaining commentary I’ve yet to see on this site. Do your friends and family laud you with praise over your razor sharp whit? I bet you can keep a room on the edge of their seat with knee slapping humor! Those “high paying Mopar freaks are slacking!” Man that’s just great!

      I think you’re pretty cool!! LOL!!!!

      Like 7
  6. Gary Fogg

    I have an old 74 Charger SE with more options and less rust, bet if I put it up for sale the freaks would come out of the woodwork.

    Like 4
    • Steve R

      Unfortunately, there is only a small percentage of people that would be interested in a 74 Charger compared to the 68/69 model. That’s never going to change. Selling prices reflect that reality.

      Steve R

      Like 17
      • Chris

        It’s true, while I do like the 71-72 B Bodies these later models surely leave alot to be desired in terms of design. Seems Chrysler gave up on eye catching lines when the smog era choked out the drivetrains.

        Like 0
  7. 8banger David MikaMember

    All that and not even the correct R front fender.

    Like 4
  8. Comet

    Completely rotted out from end to end. Missing title. Whats not to love?

    Like 5
  9. moosie Craig M Bryda

    What freaked me out the most other then it apparently sold was the description and the picture of the tail end with nothing there, I love mopars but whats love got to do with it ?

    Like 4
  10. Patrick Michael Shanahan

    I’d be embarrassed to put that pile of scrap metal for sale.

    Like 1
  11. Little_Cars Little Cars

    Rear tires are holding up everything from the B pillar back! Scary mess of air and iron oxide in what was once the trunk area.

    Like 2
  12. BRIAN KINNARD

    Call the Preist for last rights. DOA.

    Like 2
  13. Mark

    I was going to buy it, someone beat me to it.
    Give me your tired, your poor, your rusted out masses yearning to breathe free!

    Like 3
  14. Mike

    The seller’s Barracuda looks about as bad as his Charger.

    Like 0
  15. mike

    Seems cheap???????????????? are you looking at the same car I am? only for a mopar guy I think..

    Like 0
  16. Chevy Guy

    General lee!

    Like 0
  17. Dani Smartt

    I have a 69 Mercury Montego 4 door
    In much better shape. Daily driver in summer. Have to get a current pic.
    Dents, dings, needs a better front bumper. Sure, it’s not a collector item, but it is a better car.

    And I wouldn’t ask more than $3500 for it if I decided to sell, unless I get some repairs done.
    Would think I was dreaming if I got it.

    Take a vacation in Idaho. Lots of really good buys sitting on the side of the road in summer.

    Saw a beautiful Ranchero for $2500 last year on the way to Bonners Ferry. Ran great, body beautiful, paint good.
    Side roads up there have lots of classics sitting rusting by the barns.

    Wish I could remember where I saw the Edsel. Covered in blackberry bushes, but looked better than this does.

    Like 1
  18. Bowtie brigade

    It’s a big enough p.o.s. that a guy wouldn’t feel bad about making a race car out of it.

    Like 1

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