Rare Bronze 1968 Dodge HEMI Charger R/T Going To Auction

Crosses The Auction Block This Weekend At Mecum Indy...

A stunning piece of automotive history is revving up for the spotlight at Mecum Indy 2024 this Friday. It’s a 1968 Dodge Charger R/T, a car that’s not just rare, but practically one-of-a-kind. What sets this Charger apart from the pack is its heart – a legendary 426 HEMI V8 engine paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. With only 211 of these beauties rolling off the production line in ’68, it’s like finding a needle in a haystack.

This Charger R/T underwent a professional restoration, meaning it’s been polished up to its former glory. Every nut and bolt has been meticulously attended to, bringing it back to showroom condition. And here’s the kicker – it’s got all its original bits intact, from the engine to the transmission. That’s what we call a “matching numbers” gem in the car world.

1968 Dodge HEMI Charger R/T in Bronze. (Mecum).

Now, let’s talk about its color. Painted in the rare Bronze Poly (M), this Charger R/T catches eyes like no other. Paired with a sleek black vinyl top and interior, it’s a combination that screams classic cool. Inside, you’ll find all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a muscle car of this caliber – bucket seats, center console, Hurst shifter, and more.

But what really makes this Charger stand out are its unique options. It’s got power windows – a luxury back in the day – and a radio delete. Yep, you heard that right, no radio. Instead, you get a rare, ribbed radio-delete plate. Talk about exclusivity.

1968 Dodge HEMI Charger R/T in Bronze. (Mecum).

Under the hood, the 426 HEMI flexes its muscles with hemispherical heads and dual inline 4-barrel carburetors. This powerhouse pumps out a whopping 425 horsepower, making it a force to be reckoned with on the road. And with features like power steering, power brakes with front discs, and a Dana 60 rear axle with Sure Grip differential, this Charger R/T handles like a dream.

But it’s not just about power – it’s about style too. With drip rail and body belt moldings, R/T insignia, and turbine-themed tail lamps, this Charger oozes retro charm. And let’s not forget those color-matched wheels with small-diameter hubcaps featuring Fratzog logos and redline tires. It’s a look that’s sure to turn heads wherever it goes.

1968 Dodge HEMI Charger R/T in Bronze. (Mecum).

With only 26,163 miles on the odometer, this Charger R/T is ready to hit the open road once again. And with an estimated auction price of $225,000 to $275,000, it’s not just a car – it’s an investment. So mark your calendars for this Friday and get ready to bid on a piece of automotive history. Who knows, you might just drive away with a legend.

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Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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Oh the memories! My first new car after graduating college was a’68 Charger R/T. I ordered the Hemi, about an $900.00 option then, as soon as I saw a picture of the new Charger. Turns out there was a long wait time for the Hemi since the new Dodge was just launched, so my dealer convinced me to save the money and get a 440 in a few weeks. No regrets as I drag raced the hell out of it both on the street for money and at drag strips up and down the East Coast. My Super 8 movies, now on video, keep these memories alive including me racing (and losing to) Dick Landy at the Super Stock Nationals with his 440 Coronet R/T. I loved that car. Thanks for the memories that still keep this seasoned Mopar man going, in a 2019 Challenger R/T, no surprise. The racing days are over though.

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My dad's first car was a 1968 Dodge Charger with a 383 non-R/T model. He had a pretty loaded base Charger

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