Former professional football player and renowned wrestler, Bill Goldberg, is not only a household name in the world of sports entertainment but also a passionate car enthusiast. While many may recognize him from his iconic Dodge commercials, few are aware of his extensive collection of Mopar vehicles. Among these treasures, the crown jewel is undoubtedly his 1969 Dodge Charger R/T, equipped with a 7.0-liter (426 cubic-inch) HEMI® V8 engine paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. This rare J-Code Charger, one of only 119 units produced with a HEMI and a 4-speed in 1969, holds a special place in the hearts of car collectors worldwide.
Resplendent in its original Bright Blue (B5) hue, Goldberg’s Charger was meticulously restored in 1989 and still captivates admirers with its timeless beauty. Over the past two decades, Goldberg has taken it on the road for only about 100 miles, affirming its status as a true collector’s piece. What sets this vehicle apart, however, is its impeccable provenance – it remains a matching numbers car with nearly all of its original components intact, exceptions being minor wear items like wheels and batteries.
Similar models have fetched staggering prices at auctions, with a black-colored 1969 Dodge Charger R/T commanding an impressive $275,000 at the Mecum Indy 2021 event. Since then, the value of these iconic Chargers has continued its meteoric ascent. Given the pristine condition and exceptional provenance of Goldberg’s Charger, it is safe to say that this masterpiece is worth a substantial sum.
Recently, Bill Goldberg gave enthusiasts an exclusive look at his cherished Charger through a video posted on his eponymous YouTube channel, Goldberg’s Garage. The video provides a visual feast for classic car enthusiasts and a rare opportunity to hear Goldberg share his connection to this automotive masterpiece.
Source: Goldberg’s Garage YouTube