Publish date: 2016-02-24 13:15:40
Name: 1968 Dodge Charger
Year(s) Produced: 1965-1970
Number Built: 96,100
Class: Sports car
Body Type: 2-door fastback coupe
Engine: 425.6 cui, Chrysler Hemi 426
Power: 425hp @ 5000 RPM
0-60mph: 5.4 seconds
Top Speed: 140mph
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Length/width/height: 208 in./ 76.6 in./ 53 in.
Wheelbase: 117 in.
Base Price: US$3,475
Highest Price: US$39,700 (Hagerty)
1968 saw a new design for the Dodge Charger. Led by Elwood Engel and his brilliant design team, these changes included a new hidden headlight grille, curvier body, recessed backlight, refined tail, and less chrome. The rear quarters of this specialty rig have been bulged a bit for that muscle car look with evidence of competition themes and went from a fastback body style to a semi-fastback style. As it turned out, it was a most welcomed, long overdue change because along with Engel’s new design followed a huge increase in Dodge’s sales that rose from 15,788 in 1967 to 92,590 produced by 1968. It was a huge success which heralded the beginning of the Mopar muscle car era.
Even after almost 50 years, the ’68 Dodge Charger still has what it takes to be king of the road and is still highly regarded for its bare-knuckle nature. However, for the gear head who wants to have the classic aggressive look of the Charger, while getting out the best from today’s powerful performance cars, then such marriage can only result to one absolutely stunning creation. This is what the guys from RK motors LLC have set their mind into when they restored this impeccably clean beauty from the late ‘60s. Check out the rest of the photos of this resurrected Charger.
As you probably know, this V-10 engine borrowed from a Viper is a fuel injected unit, mated to a 6 speed manual transmission. The 8.0 liter engine breathes thru an dual exhaust, and in order to handle the power the chassis has an updated suspension which includes an aftermarket K-frame, a tubbed rear end and Air Ride Technologies shocks at all four corners. The flawless exterior is topped off with a fresh leather interior which integrates updated dash and a hand-made center console.
To the true gear head, there’s nothing more satisfying then breathing new life (and attitude) on the classic cars that they learned to love. Undoubtedly, this is the same heartbeat and dedication that moves RK Motors LLC’s to create such Mopar masterpieces. It’s been sheer pleasure on their end to complete the build of this one-of-a-kind SRT-10 Charger.
RK Motors, LLC, doing business as RK Motors Charlotte, operates as a car retailer in the United States. It engages in the sale and consignment of cars; and provides restoration, mechanical, body, fabrication, and interior services. The company has strategic partnerships with Michael Waltrip Racing, MyClassicGarage, Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance, and Woodside Credit. RK Motors, LLC was founded in 2010 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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