The 1968 Dodge Charger R/T started a muscle car revolution, and that's why these hardtops are always in demand. And when you find a real-deal R/T with its correct 440 big block under the hood, this bright red hardtop feels like you're striking gold. So take some time to look over the comprehensive restoration inside and out that makes sure this one is a stunner for both its quality and intimidation.
Take a moment to really take in the full picture on this coupe. This was the debut of the second-generation coupe, and the factory-correct Charger Red sets the tone right for a powerful car that commands respect. It's this level of reverence that's why there was a quality restoration to give the paint an impressive shine. It shows off the excellent body panels where you can tell the fit is better than factory just by the way the doors close with true confidence. This is an XS-code true R/T and that just seems to add even more aggression to the dark hidden headlight front end. Plus, the blackout rear panel and tail stipe add to this midnight-style meanness. No other car gave you speed and sophistication in quite the same way. You see it best in the rear where the flying buttresses are pure classic style and the sheet metal also ends with a hint of a spoiler. They really were paying attention to the details when they designed this, and the restoration lets you see the bright chrome bumpers, first-year twin tail lights, a flip-up gas cap, and nice stainless trim. And not only do you get the classic Mag-style Dodge Road Wheels, but they also are on redline tires for a great classic and coordinating touch. It's how you can tell they were extra thoughtful with this one.
The full black interior knows how to look mean while feeling inviting. Soft seats, plush carpeting, a smooth dash, and a taut headliner show off more of the investment in quality. It's nicely detailed everywhere from the Charger badges in the doors to the console lights that greet you when the door opens. It's the kind of total package that will have you leaving all the windows down on this pillarless hardtop just so people can get a better look inside. Of course, a car like this is not just for show; it's made to be driven. Front bucket seats, a center console in-between, under-dash auxiliary readouts, and the classic grip of the thin steering wheel get your enthusiast's blood pumping. And this even has the Rallye gauge cluster with desirable tic-toc-tach.
This big red Charger is powered by a bright blue 440 cubic-inch V8. Even more important is the way the date codes of the casting and production line up to lead up to believe this is the original powerhouse. The tidy engine bay, added polish, and 440 callouts all make it nice to showcase. And as a true driver's car, you'll also notice the right upgrades like a Holley four-barrel carburetor and an Optima red top battery. It fires up eagerly, and the H-pipe dual exhaust has a terrific big block tune. The three-speed automatic transmission is stout enough to handle the power while also delivering smooth shifting. Plus, power steering, power brakes, and front discs help with that easy cruiser feeling.
Complete with owner's manual, this is the real-deal R/T with a terrific level of fit and finish. And you just know the way the dates line up on the big 440 makes it irresistible. The total package is so impressive that the largest downfalls you might spot are that the AM radio is only a display and the hideaway headlights need some assistance. Oh yeah, it's the kind of classic that takes you to the front of the line at Cars & Coffee and the valets let you park it up front (because no one else touches the keys to your baby.) So if you want the best in Mopar muscle, call today!