Revival: 1968 Charger "G code"

6T8 Charger

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In August 2021, I bought a Charger on eBay, sight unseen for $16,000. It was mostly a complete car but was missing the original engine and transmission + some other parts. Included in the sale was a 440 engine and spare transmission.

The car arrived on a transport truck, as seen below. The transport industry is shady and we had to unload this car off the truck without a winch, and that was dangerous. You can see what kind of shape the driver side quarter panel was in.

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The car came with a clean title and the fender tag was present, no build sheet under the rear seat. The car was equipped from the factory as follows: 383 c.i.d. 2-bbl auto PS PB a/c with buckets + the buddy seat. Exterior paint = white, black vinyl top with red interior. Fortunately, the frame rails, floorboards, crossmember and the underneath of the car were all in great shape. The car was from Texas. A previous owner had replaced the trunk pan and rear valence. The welding wasn't the greatest, but I fixed it. The floors are original, it just needed a small patch on front driver side.

I was fortunate to find a 1968 Plymouth Fury III that had been wrecked. It was a 383 c.i.d 2-bbl car with automatic transmission and column shift, just like the Charger. The Fury was a little cold-blooded, but ran and shifted good. I used this as a donor car. It came in handy.

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6T8 Charger

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Stock 383 with 2 barrel carb. Aluminum radiator keeps engine at 195 degrees. I rebuilt the carb. Motor fires right up and runs good. 121K miles on the motor which isn't too bad for a 1968.

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Nice work. Don't forget to replace the seal in the heater valve, or your carpet will get soaked with coolant.
 
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