1968 Dodge Charger Custom With Mystery V8 Looks Like It Was Made For Dominic Toretto

1968 Dodge Charger Custom With Mystery V8 Looks Like It Was Made For Dominic Toretto

When Dodge decided to continue with another generation of the Charger for the 1968 model year, the automaker needed to further differentiate this car from the Coronet, which is why we ended up with a complete refresh featuring coke bottle styling.

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It’s a good thing we did, because Richard Sias’ design is still considered one of the best American designs to this day. From the curvaceous front end and rear quarter panels to the Group 7 rear end, the second-generation Charger is a sight to behold, and rest assured these cars weren’t for the show, they weren’t for sale.

Before we talk about performance, let’s touch on some of its other good-looking features, such as the full-width grille with hidden lights and two circular taillights instead of the full-width ones.

What’s even more impressive is that Dodge deliberately made the second-generation Charger feel more premium than its predecessor, which was evident inside, where you got a rear bench instead of folding bucket seats, and a vinyl trunk mat instead of carpet. . There was also no center console, and a tachometer was now optional.

Of course, if you’re looking for one such car that’s been heavily modified, you shouldn’t worry about the “stock experience.”

Take this 1968 Charger in Burgundy Metallic for example – it’s up for grabs at the highest bidder after a 10-year overhaul. Any way you look at it, this is one hell of a “bad” boy.

From the LED headlights and taillights to the polished twin tailpipes, re-chromed bits, or the black 17-inch American Racing wheels with the Toyota Extensa. HP tires, you can tell that a lot of effort was put into this build.

This car also comes with a Magnum Force B-Body front subframe and suspension, power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering, XRT Engineered Solutions suspension components, front and rear sway bars, tubular subframe linkages , enhanced torque. boxes, and Viking Performance dual-adjustable coilovers. You also get special electrically assisted calipers, finished in black and 13” rotors sealed and drilled.

1968 Dodge Charger being auctioned

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Meanwhile, interior highlights include special black leather front seats, red accents, climate control system, remote door locking system, center console, Pioneer infotainment system with rear speakers. and an ARC Sound subwoofer, along with a custom Billet Specialties steering wheel, among other goodies.

As for the engine, it was a factory standard 383 ci V8 with a four-barrel carburetor. Well, it’s gone now, replaced by an aluminum 572 ci HEMI V8 built by FHO (For Hemis Only).

The custom power unit features electric cooling fans, high volume fuel and water pumps, MSD digital ignition box, coil and distributor, custom intake manifold, aluminum cylinder heads, forged pistons, rings with pins, special roller grinding camshaft, forged crankshaft and channels, more.

According to the seller, This charger it puts down 780 horsepower, with everything going to the rear wheels through a Tremec Magnum six-speed manual gearbox. This is not for the faint of heart.