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SOLD: Ultra-Rare Low-Mile 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona HEMI Goes For $1.4 Million

HEMI-Powered Winged Warrior Brings In Big Money At Mecum Kissimmee...

There is probably no other muscle car on the planet as iconic as the Dodge Charger Daytona. After struggling to get the aerodynamic advantage in NASCAR with its 1969 Dodge Charger 500, Dodge spent a lot of money, research, and development to create the Daytona. 

1969 Dodge Charger HEMI Daytona. (Mecum).

Created from the 1969 Dodge Charger R/T, the cars would come off of the Hamtramck, Michigan assembly line and be sent to Creative Industries for its Daytona modifications. The car was introduced on Sunday, April 13th, 1969, with the production of all 503 units produced in a short window in mid-1969. 

1969 Dodge Charger HEMI Daytona. (Mecum).

The car shown here just might be the most unique Daytona ever built out of the 503 units. Only 70 units were produced with the iconic 7.0-liter (426 cubic-inch) HEMI V8 and of those HEMI cars, only 20 were built with a 4-speed A833 manual transmission. This car includes both. Of those 20 cars, only 1 was produced in Copper Metallic (code T5).

1969 Dodge Charger HEMI Daytona. (Mecum).

The uniqueness of this Daytona doesn’t stop there. The car has an interesting list of past owners, which include a famed newspaper publisher, a major football player, and a well-known Hollywood celebrity. It also seems to be the lowest-mile, original-engine, 4-speed HEMI Daytona documented to exist, showing an odometer reading of just 6,490 miles.

1969 Dodge Charger HEMI Daytona. (Mecum).

Well once the car cross the Mecum auction yesterday, January 13th, the bidding quickly rose to over $1 million. Although bidding ended up closing at $1.3 million after the gavel came down, the total came to $1,430,000 after fees.

1969 Dodge Charger HEMI Daytona. (Mecum).

An amazing amount consider the starting price for the car in 1969 was just under $4,000 and the HEMI adding around another $700 to the equation. 

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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 a Co-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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AUCTION: Ultra-Rare Low-Mile 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona HEMI​

Could Be The Holy Grail Of Daytonas, Is About To Cross The Auction Block...​

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There is probably no other muscle car on the planet as iconic as the Dodge Charger Daytona. After struggling to get the aerodynamic advantage in NASCAR with its 1969 Dodge Charger 500, Dodge spent a lot of money, research, and development to create the Daytona.

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