We have been talking a lot about all of the “winged warrior” Mopars going across the auction block at the 2022 Mecum Kissimmee event. While we have been focused on a lot of 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird, but there are several 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona models up for sale too. Although approximately 1,935 Superbirds were built in 1970, only about 503 units of the winged Charger were built during 1969.
But what makes this car particularly rare is that it is 1 of 10 Charger Daytonas produced with the A47 Charger Special Edition (SE) Package and 1 of 3 Canadian Daytonas that are known to still exist. Documented via the original broadcast sheet, the SE option added the sport steering wheel, chrome-edged pedal dress-ups, leather-and-vinyl material bucket seat covers, the A01 light package, deep-dish wheel covers (unless road wheels were ordered), wood-grain trim panel and interior accents, hood-mounted turn signal indicators, and a C-pillar SE emblem in place of the normal Charger script.
Showing 47,240 original miles on the odometer, this Daytona was the recipient of a comprehensive nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration and has retained its original nose and wing since new. Both jacks from the factory are still found in the car’s trunk. Under the hood is a numbers-matching 7.2-liter (440 cubic-inch) MAGNUM V8 producing 375 horsepower thanks to a 4-barrel Carter carburetor that was standard equipment on the Charger R/T the Daytona was based on. The 440 is mated to a 727 TorqueFlite automatic transmission with 3.55 gearing to an 8.75-inch Sure Grip differential (which was offered as part of the A36 Performance Axle Package). The car also includes power front disc brakes as well.
Finished in the stunning R4 Bright Red exterior color and accented with a black wing, strip, and interior, this car is an eye-catcher. In addition to the A47 SE Package, the car also features a center console, rear window defroster with original parcel tray, tinted glass, remote driver’s mirror, and Music Master AM radio. On the exterior, the Daytona features the iconic flip-top locking fuel door, chrome exhaust tips, hood pins, Daytona fender scoops, and the signature A-pillar aero trim.
As one of the more luxurious offerings of original Daytonas out there, this car also features a set of Magnum wheels wrapped in a set of Firestone Wide Oval redline tires.
Mecum suggests that the car should fetch between $250,000 and $300,000 USD once it crosses the auction block on Friday, January 14th, 2022. If you would like to see more pictures or find out how to bid on this beautiful machine, you visit the Mecum website and LOT# F242.
1969 Dodge Charger Daytona SE in R4 Bright Red Image Gallery: