If you’re missing the days when Fast and Furious movies actually focused on cars, this killer Charger R/T going under the hammer at Grays might be the one for you.
Though it’s finished in dark green rather than Dom Toretto’s preferred black, this example does feature a big-cube, supercharged Mopar powerplant under the bonnet.
The donk began as a 440ci V8, but it’s been stroked to a massive 500 cubes, and now breathes through a 6/71 blower. Underneath the big shotgun scoop is a pair of 750cfm double-pumper carbs, fed by a submerged Holley in-tank fuel pump. Cooling is handled by twin thermo fans and a chunky aluminium radiator.
It’s backed by a custom-built, fan-cooled 727 Torqueflite auto, which has been manualised and set up with a reverse-pattern valvebody. Power gets to the wheels via a nine-inch diff with 3.55:1 gears.
The Charger rides on Bilstein shocks, with big Wilwood discs all ’round. Front wheels are 20x9in, while the rears measure up at a whopping 13in wide.
The left-hook car has been restored inside and out, and covered few miles since being rebuilt. The odometer reads just 44,467 miles from new.
About 75 per cent of ’68 Chargers left the factory with a vinyl roof, making this cleanskin car something of a rarity. It’s far from an untouched survivor, though, so it’s possibly a moot point to the fastidious Mopar collector.
With two days remaining, the Charger is yet to hit its reserve, but bidding has so far reached $73,000.
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