Bright Blue Metallic
Blue
440 Magnum V8
4 Speed Manual
  • 440 cubic inch Magnum V8
  • Original A833 4-speed manual transmission
  • 8.75-inch rear axle / 3.23 gears
  • 15-inch Cragar wheels / Sale includes the car's original steel wheels
  • Correct Bright Blue paint / Correct White vinyl top
  • Correct Blue vinyl interior / Factory air conditioning
  • 44,655 actual-mile Charger that was owned by one family until 2016
  • Professional restoration completed in 1994
  • Awarded Best of Class and Best in Show at the MoPar East Coast Nationals
  • Featured on the cover of Hemmings Muscle Machines in 2011 / Sale includes a copy of that feature

SUMMARY

* 44,655 actual-mile Charger that was owned by one family until 2016
* Professional restoration completed in 1994
* Awarded Best of Class and Best in Show at the MoPar East Coast Nationals
* Featured on the cover of Hemmings Muscle Machines in 2011 / Sale includes a copy of that feature
* Original A833 4-speed manual transmission
* Correct Blue vinyl interior / Factory air conditioning
* Correct Bright Blue paint / Correct White vinyl top
* 440 cubic inch Magnum V8
* 8.75-inch rear axle / 3.23 gears
* 15-inch Cragar wheels / Sale includes the car's original steel wheels

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At RK Motors Charlotte, we sell more MoPar muscle than just about anyone on the planet. And while there are a few pro-tourers thrown in to that mix, the vast majority of those cars are immaculately restored, numbers-matching rides that charge accordingly for their pedigree. But what about the classic car collector who wants a ride they can both show AND enjoy? No worries, we have something for them too! This awesome Charger, a magazine-featured, national award-winning road warrior which remained a 1-owner gem until 2016, is the kind of clean classic that'll show, and go, every bit as well as its numbers-matching brethren. The only difference is: it doesn't require multiple bank signatures to finance. So, if you're ready for some old school Detroit muscle that can be driven without fear, take a look at this Bright Blue Dodge!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Purchased by its first family for use as a fun daily driver, this sweet White Hat Special was driven regularly by a father and son duo for the first decade of its existence. However, as gas prices began to creep north, both father and son sourced more efficient drivers, relegating the Charger to a fun weekend car. That's about the time the coupe's stock 383 was exchanged for a fresh 440. Unfortunately, that's also when the car had a bad encounter with a Maryland fence post. With neither a quick nor quality fix, the Dodge was wrapped in tarps and parked on a remote section of the family's land. And 15 years later, circa 1994, the father, now retired, decided it might be a fun project to occupy his time. That's when the car was pulled out of the weeds and subjected to a professional, high quality restoration. During that reboot, its embattled body was carefully stripped, married to new floors and fitted with an NOS fender. Once that massaged metal was correctly aligned, tough PPG sealer was laid under, correct B5 Blue and fresh White vinyl. And the result is one straight, fully detailed pavement pounder that's won both Best of Class and Best in Show at the MoPar East Coast Nationals.

There's just something about a broad-shouldered Dodge that appeals to pretty much everyone. Whether it's 'wow factor', a sense of strength or simple surface detailing, this coupe's hard-edged, modernist panels convey classic Chrysler charm via clean and chiseled aesthetics. At the front of the car, a familiar dual-port grille hangs a bright “Charger” emblem between a guarded bumper, artfully hidden headlights and round, fratzog-branded marker lamps. Above that grille, a scalloped hood leads the eye to chip-free glass that's sandwiched behind polished stainless trim and traditional silver wipers. At the sides of that hood, a faceted profile centers chrome door handles and a correct driver's mirror amid clean marker lamps, dent-free wheel frames and a familiar 'pit stop' fuel filler. And at the back of that profile, a black valance frames small taillights and a second “Charger” emblem above polished exhaust tips and a second guarded bumper.

ENGINE

Lift the long hood and you'll find a 440 cubic inch RB V8 that was professionally rebuilt during the car's extensive restoration. More popular than Chrysler's famed Hemi, Dodge's stalwart 440 Magnum was designed to be the industry's best combination of comfort, streetability and big block performance. Oxygen whips through a polished and decaled air cleaner in to a Holley 650 4-barrel, which is sequenced to a small Summit pressure gauge and a series of polished and braided fuel lines. In front of that carb, MoPar Performance electronic ignition sequences spark through Chrysler Electronic Suppression cables. That spark pushes forged TRW 10:1 flat-tops, which travel a .030 overbore with the help of chrome molybdenum rings. At the sides of the block, mirrored valve covers perfectly contrast restored exhaust manifolds. Cooling is supplied by a big Chrysler radiator, which rides in front of requisite power steering and components for factory air conditioning. And aesthetically, the engine bay looks great, from its chrome-capped master cylinder and B5 inner fenders all the way to its old school fluid reservoir and polished hood supports.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

This Dodge's chassis specs leave little question as to why Chrysler's B-body architecture was such a huge hit with performance car fans. Take a step under our lift and you'll find a tough ol' stoplight skeleton that's not afraid to weather a little water. Behind the thumpin' RB, an original, rebuilt A833 4-speed twists power to a familiar 8.75-inch axle that's fitted with friendly, 3.23 gears. Below that proven drivetrain, a lucid front torsion bar and rear leaf suspension has been completely rebuilt to include correct drum brakes. Opposite that chassis, solid floors are dressed in proven undercoating. Turns come courtesy of factory power steering. Exhaust is handled by free-flowing, 2.5-inch pipes, which jettison cooked dinosaurs through an H-shaped crossover and welded, dual-chamber mufflers. And power meets the pavement through old school Cragar wheels, which spin 225/70R15 BF Goodrich Radial T/As in front of 275/60R15 BF Goodrich Radial T/As.

INTERIOR

Counter to today's obsession with technology and convenience, it seems old school American muscle cars only needed simple stitching, a bit of stainless trim and essential instrumentation to strike a perfect balance of 'instantly classic' and 'perpetually cool'. And when you open this Charger's solid doors, you'll find a cockpit where Legendary vinyl seats meld seamlessly with a stylish, no-nonsense driving environment. At the sides of those seats, weather-free door panels hang chrome-laden armrests in front of bright stainless trim. At the bottom of those panels, fade-free carpet is protected by color-keyed, “Charger” branded floor mats. On top of that carpet, a wood-trimmed console traces a tall Hurst shifter. In front of the driver, a faux wood steering wheel laps a 2-tone dash that's finished with controls for factory air conditioning and rebuilt, original telemetry. And behind the cockpit, a dressed and decaled trunk features a correct jack and full-size spare tire.

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

* A copy of the car's August, 2011 Hemmings Muscle Machines cover feature
* The car's original steel wheels (complete with whitewall tires and stainless covers)

Numbers-matching cars are great, but classics like this Hemmings-featured Charger are what make the collector car hobby so much fun. It combines a slew of trophy winning ingredients with a price that's substantially lower than most finicky show queens. And best of all, it's a fully sorted street fighter that can be driven for years to come! If you're ready to relive the golden age of Detroit in a muscle car you can actually enjoy, don't miss the chance to bring home this awesome Bright Blue MoPar!

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