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1968 Dodge Charger Base 3.7L 225 3-speed column shifter (rare original)

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  • Condition: Used
  • Item location: Alexandria, Virginia, United States
  • Make: Dodge
  • Model: Charger
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Base
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 3,000
  • VIN: XP29B8B322377
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 3.7L 225
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 3-Speed on Column
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Dodge Charger 1968 Description

1968 Dodge Charger w/ Slant Six and 3 on the tree
This is a rare combination, half-year model. Chrysler recorded around 904 slant sixes in 1968, but they are all listed as automatics. In the 5 years or so I've owned this car, I've heard people say they have one or had one, but I have yet to actually see another one online or elsewhere. If it's not the only one, it may be the only one that has survived. That said, I've given it the "big engine" look on the outside. So it lies somewhere in between original and not-so-original, depending on how you choose to see it.
The engine, transmission and body are original and the numbers match (meaning I've run the numbers and they match the VIN). I know there's debate about numbers matching, so I've posted the numbers so you can decide for yourself.
This car was stripped of interior when I got it, and the entire drivetrain required a rebuild. I took care of that. So everything is new or rebuilt, except for the suspension, which is in decent shape. The last owner paid East Portland Auto Body about $10k to do the metal work, and they did a fantastic job. Floor boards and trunk pan were brand new, and the entire underbody was sprayed with protective film before the rest of the restoration. I purchased the car because of the metal work. There is no rust that I've seen on this car, and I have photos of it bare if you'd like to see them. The passenger door needs a shim, and that's about it.
I had a high school do the paint job, and they did an alright job. I bought the car to drive and use, so I didn't want a showroom paint job. I've put some wear on the paint, with a few scratches and dings. Nothing serious, and the pictures were taken today.
The engine fires up every time I start it. I've left it for 7 months in a garage, and it fired right up. The slant six is a beast, for those of you who aren't familiar with it. It requires very little maintenance. This one has a small drip from the pan that you'll want to address if you want to keep your garage spotless.
The car is not perfect, but the discrepancies are minor. For example, the car is missing the radio antenna, the rear window trim, trunk seal and probably a couple other small items I can't think of. The interior probably needs new seat belts, and if you're picky you can replace the rear interior side panels. The rear seat doesn't match, and the radio probably doesn't work (although it's original). The headliner was done poorly, but I think I have another one in the trunk. Heat, vents, lights (interior and exterior) and gauges function.
If you're the kind of buyer who likes the idea of toying around with a car, but doesn't have the knowhow, this car provides you a lot of small and easy opportunities ... and you can drive it while you're working on them!
It has the plaid trunk liner, and tires and rims are new. I have receipts for everything ... the entire rebuild. The alternator was replaced a couple of times, because I got a couple of defective ones.
I really do like this car, and it's probably not priced for the person who wants to drop a 383 or 440 in it. Sorry.
I don't drive it as much, and it seems like a good financial decision to let it go for the right price. If you're a Dodge purist, I think I've priced it well and I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I get a lot of attention at car events, and it won in two categories in the only competition I've ever entered. It was even displayed at the Washington D.C. auto show before the interior was in. It turns a lot of heads on the street for its looks, and at the shows for its uniqueness.
It also may be the rarest Dodge combination ever sold.
Feel free to send any questions you have, and I'll be happy to reply.

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