1969 Dodge Charger 500

1969 Dodge Charger 500

1969 Dodge Charger 500

1969 Dodge Charger 500: Specifications

1969 Dodge Charger 500 Hemi
Wheelbase 117.0 inch
Weight 3671 lb.
Price $4641
Engine ohv V-8
Displacement 426 cid
Fuel system 2 x 4 bbl.
Compression ratio 10.25:1
Horsepower @ rpm 425 @ 5000
Torque @ rpm 490 @ 4000
Representative performance
0-60 mph 5.7 sec.
1/4 mile 13.48 sec. @ 109.0 mph

The 1969 Dodge Charger 500 is by far, my most favorite muscle cars ever constructed. I can't tell you exactly why I like this car so much. Maybe because the 1969 Charger 500 differed from other Chargers by having a flush grill and rear window, the flush grille and rear window were an effort to streamline the car for racing. In 1969, Dodge contracted Creative Industries of Detroit Inc. to build the Charger 500 to compete in Nascar against the already successful fastback Ford Torino and Mercury Cyclone. While the '68 Charger was leaps and bounds above the previous models in both looks and speed, the recessed and stylish tunneled rear window resulted in tremendous aerodynamic drag on the track. The conversion to the 500 model consisted of a '68 Coronet grill installed flush with the front of the fenders, a rear window plug to fill in the space between the roof's C pillars, and a shortened trunk lid. Though Nascar mandated that a minimum of 500 be built, only 392 are documented to having been produced, of which only a handful are left in existence, this makes a Charger 500 even more rare than the Daytona Charger! Do you have info about Dodge Charger, do not hesitate to Contact Us.