By Dave Ashton
One rare muscle tissue car coming up for sale can be exciting, but two from the same type is better still. However , in the case of the Dodge Phone chrgr 500 , it’ ersus not just the year and entire body style that are difference. Actually the closest similarities are usually that they are both Dodge Rechargers and have the name 500.
The 1969 Phone chrgr 500 was produced in order to tip the scales within NASCAR. In an attempt to make the Phone chrgr R/T faster on the monitor as it suffered from aerodynamic issues at high speeds, the trunk window was made remove with the roof with reshaped backlights and the front from the vehicle was given the late 1960s Coronet grille which was get rid of with the front of the entire body. 500 models had to be formally produced to qualify since ‘ stock’ for NASCAR. The 440ci. Magnum OF V8 was standard, with 67 models having the 426ci. Hemi V8. Depending on who a person ask, there may have been 559 produced, while the common general opinion puts the number at 392. Although the Charger 500 obtained 18 victories in the 1969 NASCAR season, Ford mopped up 30 wins, which usually ultimately led to the release from the 1969 Charger Daytona and 1970 Plymouth Superbird .
In 1970 the Dodge Charger five hundred was no longer a functionality model but a cut level, being one of 3 versions available that season in the base model, five hundred and R/T, with an oprional SE package available. The particular 500 came with a standard 318ci. V8 or a 383ci. OF V8 with 2 or four barrel carburettors. The 1970 Charger 500 adopted the particular stylistic changes made to the car this year, the last for the 2nd generation of Charger B-bodies. A single front grille, wraparound chrome bumper, electric headlamp doors, redesigned taillight screen, faux air intakes in the doorways and various interior adjustments. 1970 also saw the creation of ‘high impact’ colors, electronic. g. Hemi Orange, Plum Crazy, Panther Pink, Best Banana, Go Mango plus Go Green.
Avoid Charger VIN numbers start with a ‘ X’ and the case of the 500, an additional ‘ X’ to represent price class. ’ 29’ is for a two doorway hardtop, the 5th personality for the engine, the 6 character for the model yr and the 7th for the creation plant.
This implies the 1969 Charger five hundred is a limited edition, street edition of its racing counterpart as well as the 1970’ s version is really a standard issue model. The particular irony is that the 1969 Avoid Charger 500 is somewhat rarer than the Charger Daytona or Plymouth Superbird, yet doesn’ t command since high a price or the exact same notoriety.
Obviously, both of the vehicles listed here are in fine condition, completely restored, numbers matching plus fully documented, but it’ s also good to learn the differences between each design. In today’ s marketplace they are both vintage rarities, solid investments and great examples of performance from their time.
1969 Dodge Charger 500 Amounts Matching
Engine: 440ci. V8
Transmission: 3 Rate A727 Torqueflite Automatic
489 Case Open up Rear End
second . 76: 1 Gear Percentage
Exterior Colour: Green
White-colored 500 Tail Stripe
Charger 500 Aero Package
one of 392 Built #102
Price: $89, 900. 00
1970 Avoid Charger 500 Numbers Coordinating
Motor: 383ci. V8 Single four Barrel
Transmitting: 4 Speed A833 Guide
Exterior Colour: Go Green
Present bid: $31, 100. 00