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The famous 1969 Dodge Charger

The famous 1969 Dodge Charger
The famous 1969 Dodge Charger

In 1968, Dodge planned a restyling of all Charger models and decided that the time had come for an even greater separation of the Dodge Charger and Dodge Coronet models. The style of the new car will be given the name "Coca-Cola Style" a little later.

The 1969 Dodge Charger kept the original grille with hidden headlights. The rotating headlights were replaced with simpler ones with a vacuum drive. The interior of the car has hardly changed: a vinyl mat appeared in the trunk, and the tachometer disappeared from the list of equipment and became an additional option.

dodge charger 1969

To enhance the image of the 1969 Dodge Charger, an R/T-options package was added. It was installed only on cars with 440 Magnum and 426 Hemi engines. With a heavily loaded rear axle and wide tires, the Dodge Charger was able to lift for a while on the rear wheels with a frisky start.

The 1969 Dodge Charger grille had a split in the center. There are also stylish new taillights from renowned designer Harvey Wynn. An SE trim line was added, which could be ordered either with the R/T package or separately.The SE-equipment received inserts made of high-quality leather and wood, as well as chrome moldings. As an additional option, a sunroof could be ordered. It was installed in about 260 cars sold. The 1969 Dodge Charger produced about 89,200 units.

dodge charger 1969 specifications

In the same year, two of the rarest modifications went on sale - the Charger 500 and the Dodge Charger Daytona.

In 1970, this model underwent another change. A large chrome bumper and a one-piece grille were introduced. The taillights were left the same, but the Charger 500 and Charger R/T versions received more eye-catching lights. The seat backs are taller and the door panels have been slightly redesigned.

A new version of the engine was made - 440 SixPack with 3 two-chamber carburetors and a power of three hundred and ninety horsepower. This power unit was one of the rarest. But, despite such a significant update, sales of the 1969 Dodge Charger, the characteristics of which were improved, declined. This was primarily due to the release of the new Dodge Challenger model and unreasonably high insurance premiums. In 1970, the Dodge Charger brought more race wins than any other car, including the special Plymouth Superbird and the Daytona Charger.

1969 dodge charger

The Dodge Charger 500 was designed to beat Ford cars on high-speed tracks. Engineers tried in every possible way to improve the aerodynamic properties of the car. The 1965 Dodge Charger prototype was based onDodge Charger R/T with Hemi engine.

In total, 500 Dodge Charger 500s were produced. And only 392 cars were bought for operation on ordinary roads. The rest were purchased by racers.

The 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona was introduced on April thirteenth, 1969. Just a couple of hours after the show, Dodge received more than a thousand orders.

Chrysler made many attempts to improve the aerodynamics of the Dodge Charger 500 by adding different noses (up to twenty-three inches). The stock Dodge Charger 1969 Daytona received an eighteen-inch nose cone. The test of this model was successful, and soon the project was launched. Subsequently, the Dodge Charger 1969 Daytona received a high rear wing, which provided the necessary downforce and additional stability. A total of 503 copies of this model were made.

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