1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

Only 505 units were built of the Dodge Charger Daytona for model year 1969 – it was the most conspicuously styled Dodge of all times and served as homologation model for the Dodge stock cars entered in NASCAR races; it was available at a price of 3,860 US dollars.

The road-going version of the model was powered by the Hemi 426 (seven liters) with 425 hp or a slightly more sedate 375 hp 440; the tuned racing version reached speeds in excess of 200 mph (over 320 km/h) on oval racetracks.

In Detail

engine Hemi V8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain OHV
displacement 6981 cc / 426 in³
bore 107.95 mm / 4.25 in
stroke 95.25 mm / 3.75 in
power 316.9 kw / 425 bhp @ 5000 rpm
specific output 60.88 bhp per litre
torque 664.35 nm / 490 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels RWD
transmission 4-Speed Manual
final drive 3.54:1

Auction Sales History

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona 440 – did not sell for $160,000 The 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona offered here is a matching numbers example that was originally sold in New York to a schoolteacher, who used it as his daily driver for a number of years. After 1981, the car passed through several owners until it was purchased by Jay Cox in 1994 and thoroughly restored to its original glory. Cox scoured the country for correct and hard-to-find parts for the project, while Professional Refinishing of Winfield, Ka

nsas, performed the bodywork and applied the visually-stunning Hemi orange finish. Roger Gibson, who is noted for his award-winning Mopar restorations, thoroughly detailed the chassis and engine compartment to period-correct standards. Notably, Gibson selected only correctly date-coded parts, including the alternator, exhaust manifolds, window glass, headlights, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and fan belts.

The Daytona was originally equipped with many performance options, including a 440 “Magnum” engine, a Hurst-shifted four-speed manual transmission, and the desirable A34 Super Track Pak, which included a Dana 60 9.75-inch rear end housing with Sure-Grip and 4.10:1 gears, a viscous-drive fan, and a dual-breaker distributor. To handle the power, the Daytona was also factory-equipped with power front disc brakes and a heavy-duty suspension package. The spacious interior features black vinyl-covered bucket seats, along with a no-nonsense black dash with full instruments, including a combination clock and tachometer. As well, the interior contains a wood grain-rimmed steering wheel, a Music Master AM radio, and a floor console.

Auction Source: 2008 Monterey Preview