Maturity was part of 1969, a coming-of-age year for the 1960s. For buyers of muscle cars, it was remembered as the time when graphics, spoilers and scoops showed up everywhere, blossoming into vibrant color and meeting every demand for horsepower. With packages abounding from all manufacturers, there were only 10 1969 Hemi Coronet convertibles built by Dodge in 1969; this is one of four optioned with a 4-speed, and it stickered out at a healthy $4,892.90. This was serious coin in the year of Woodstock and Apollo moon walking. Of those four, this Bright Green Metallic J-Code convertible is the only documented example in existence, today showing just 18,400 miles since new.
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- Nut and bolt rotisserie restoration
- The only documented Plum Crazy Hemi 4-speed Challenger R/T with Shaker hood and Super Track Pack
- 426/425 HP Hemi V-8 engine
- 4-speed transmission
- Hurst Pistol Grip shifter
- Super Track Pack rear axle
- Shaker hood, hood pins
There’s two ways of interpreting the term ‘going green’, and we much prefer this route. No quiet battery cell operated engines here, just pure raw American muscle. With another angry cat on our backs, we gave it the Liberty Walk treatment. Widening the body, we then installed a set of forged three piece PUR LG05’s with a matte black diamond face and polished step lip. The car was literally brought down to the ground with the help of a Airrex air suspension system. With a compressor in the trunk, the lines ran through to all four corners to increase and decrease pressure.
The 1970 model year heralded a number of restylings from Detroit, but one of the most anticipated was Dodge’s new entry into the ponycar market, the Challenger. Created to compete with Cougar and Firebird, the Challenger’s E-body platform was capable of handling any engine in the Dodge passenger car line. The R/T designation would be for performance models, and it was only in 1970 that a convertible Challenger was ever offered. That year, 1,070 people bought new R/T convertibles; only nine of them selected the Hemi engine. Four of those chose the Hemi/automatic combination. This is one of that very exclusive group.
Dodge Charger Pursuit is going tactical in a big way for 2016, offering the heroic men and women who protect us with the all-new, and segment’s largest, Uconnect 12.1-inch built-in touchscreen that enables a segment-exclusive integration of law enforcement computer systems with the easy-to-use and award-winning Uconnect touchscreen system.
“As America’s high-performance police vehicle, Dodge Charger Pursuit is going big for 2016, offering a massive, Uconnect touchscreen system that streamlines a law enforcement officer’s computer system with our easy-to-use Uconnect system – on an all-new laptop-size 12.1-inch touchscreen display,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO – Dodge and SRT Brands, and Vice President – Fleet Operations, FCA – North America.
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“Geiger – Boss of Big Blocks” – The name is the game in this latest series of the popular TV channel DMAX. Starting on 24th August, four whole episodes will be devoted to telling the story of Munich-based US car specialist GeigerCars.de.
A true veteran of the US car scene, Karl Geiger gave the DMAX film crew unfettered behind the scenes access to his company, which specialises in the importation, sales and tuning of large-displacement American cars.
As the largest US auto dealer in Germany, the Shipping & Tuning portfolio of GeigerCars.de ranges from the compact Cadillac ATS through muscle car legends such as the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro, to pure bred sports cars like the Corvette and Dodge Viper, and powerful SUVs and monster pickups personified by the Cadillac Escalade and Ford F-150 Raptor.
Beyond its rich muscle car legacy, which is highlighted today by the Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models – the most powerful muscle cars ever, Dodge continues to produce some of the most recognizable high-impact and heritage hues that have ever hit the blacktop. And for this year’s Woodward Dream Cruise, Dodge will debut the next limited-edition color from its archive: Plum Crazy.
“Powerful muscle cars painted in impactful colors make Woodward Dream Cruise the perfect setting for Dodge to debut the newest generation Challenger and Charger models in Plum Crazy,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and Chief Executive Officer – Dodge Brand and SRT Brand, FCA – North America. “And with our strongest muscle-car arsenal ever, we knew it was time to reach into our Dodge paint code archive and offer our high-performance R/T Scat Pack and SRT Hellcat models in one of the most iconic exterior colors of all time.”
Dodge will soon be opening the dealer order banks for 2016 model year Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcats, streamlining the process and significantly increasing production to ensure that the fastest, most powerful muscle cars ever continue to move off dealer lots.
“We could not have asked for a more enthusiastic response to the Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcats – it was absolutely unprecedented, but then again, these 707-horsepower muscle cars are unprecedented,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge and SRT brands, FCA US. “To meet this demand, we are more than doubling our SRT Hellcat production for 2016 and