1968 Charger the start

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For the serial number stamping, you need to look on the back of the engine, on the rough cast portion of the bellhousing rail. When the trans is bolted to the engine, they stamped the vin on the trans bell rail and the engine in the same place. Not all 68s were like this, but it's worth looking for. My 68 hemi road runner was stamped like this, it looked like the person doing the stamping would stamp the block then the trans, then pick up the next stamp and hit both again. I'd like to know if they did that on yours.
Just run the round part of the back of the block and look closely for stampings, starting above the starter and going all the way around. Good luck.
Nice!! Thank you I’ll post some photos soon
 

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Motor assembled Oct5 67 confirmed by the 2260 on bottom. R means 290 horse. Build date of Car Oct 20. Looks perfect!
Just noticed your comments on the year built as 1967 I’m assuming you meant 1968 as the 2260 indicated

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I love that you're going to put it all back together using as much as you can of the OEM parts.

Why was it taken off the road back in 77, gas prices being high (like now, lol!)?
 

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So when I first purchased this Charger the speedo reads 9,387.6 miles. I assumed it was more like 109,387.6 but to be honest that’s impossible the town were I found her, has a 50 year average population of +-20k and covering a few mile radius of industrial marine work and rural farmers.
This charger was originally bought new at the local dealership in that town (I have the Invoice and dealer order ticket)
Looking at the condition of the car itself it seams correct to be driven in snow, ice and street salt for 8 years of registration then parked for 45 years. My question is has anyone come across such a low mileage Charger obviously it has rust and issues and in a million parts So I need some feedback on what to do with this unicorn to be honest I don’t even know where to start or how original do I leave it. I also know it’s my choice but I don’t think many of these are around anymore that’s the problem I see
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I love that you're going to put it all back together using as much as you can of the OEM parts.

Why was it taken off the road back in 77, gas prices being high (like now, lol!)?
That’s a good question the only part that is completely disassembled is the engine so I’m assuming it was minor damage as the block is still good and correct numbers but I am missing some internal parts. Plus your right gas was costly and you just couldn’t buy it anyway. Now that’s coming too!!!
 

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If the car was a true "survivor" meaning virtually no rust, and in complete original condition then I might think your should be concerned about preserving it. But the fact that you will need to do some rust repairs, and a little repainting, and the fact that you will have to re-assemble the car to get it back on the road I don't think you should be too concerned about it being a low mileage car.

Clean it up as best you can, try and maintain as much originality as possible but don't compromise on safety and your ability to enjoy the car simply because of it's low mileage.
 
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