Just like many other Mopar enthusiasts out there, we are huge fans of the 1968 to 1970 B-body cars. As the classic Mopars continue to get harder to find in their original condition, lots of owners have turned to create some amazing resto-mod vehicles. Resto-mods blend the classic look and feel of the original car, with the modern performance and handling of a modern vehicle.
One such resto-mod caught our attention on the popular online automotive auction site, “Bring A Trailer“. A Jet Black-painted 1968 Dodge Charger powered by a 6.4-liter (392 cubic-inch) HEMI V8, in fact. Yes, the same 6.4-liter SRT HEMI V8, found in the Dodge Charger Scat Pack.
That means this iconic Charger cranks out at least 475 horsepower and 475 ft.-lbs. of torque (rated 50 more horsepower but 15 ft.-lbs. of torque short of the iconic 426 HEMI). The modern-day HEMI is mated to a Tremec 6-speed manual transmission and a 3.73:1 Positraction rear axle.
An aluminum radiator with PermaCool fans, make sure that the HEMI stays cool even on the hottest days. But the 6.4-liter has also been fitted with a stand-alone engine controller, carbon fiber engine covers, JBA headers, custom dual exhaust, and a polished air intake tube.
But power isn’t the only thing that this resto-mod has going for it. The B-body also features a modified front suspension with a Magnum Force front subframe while the rear features a Magnum Force four-link suspension and mini tubs with adjustable coil-overs fitted at all four corners. When it comes to braking, the car has been fitted with power-assisted Wilwood discs both front and rear.
A set of 20-inch Savini SV68 forged wheels wrapped with Toyo Tires Proxes R888 rubber not only look great on this car but help with additional grip.
Inside, the cabin features bolstered front bucket seats and a rear bench upholstered in black vinyl with gray cloth inserts along with a matching center console, all of which were sourced from a 2014 Dodge Challenger. Even the Challenger’s modern-day Glock-styled pistol grip shifter is there. There is also Vintage Air climate control, power windows, power front seats, lap belts, a custom audio system with a Pioneer touchscreen stereo and Rockford Fosgate subwoofer, and Dakota Digital instrumentation. The digital odometer shows approximately 1,500 miles while the total mileage of the car is unknown.
As of the writing of this article, there is a bid of $82,500 USD on the car with 2 days left for bidding. The car is currently located in Nevada. To see more of this beautiful 1968 Dodge Charger, you can visit its Bring A Trailer page.
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