1969 Dodge Charger

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Sale Price
11 November 2022
Sold Date
Lot Number
Older restoration
Mecum Auctions
Auction House
Chassis no. XX29L9B409035. Red with white tail stripe over red vinyl. 440/375hp, 4-speed, A33 Track Pak with 3.54 gears, red line tires, console, AM radio.

Evaluation: One of 503 built. Restored in 2016. Not represented as matching numbers. Very good paint and clean engine, but the glass is all original and shows scratches and chips. The interior is mostly restored other than some pitting on metal trim pieces. Straightforward older resto.

Bottom Line: Although a high price and funky looks made them a hard sell when they were new, these pointy-nosed and high-winged NASCAR aero-cars are certainly in the Mopar greatest hits catalogue, and Dodge Daytonas always attract attention when they come to market, not just for their shape but because they’re about four times as rare as their Plymouth Superbird cousins.

There may have been just 503 Daytonas built, but Mecum has sold six at auction this year, including a record-breaking $1.32M Hemi 4-speed car back in May. This 440 Magnum car is on a different rung of the value ladder entirely, but the last Daytona to sell at auction was a one-owner car (a big plus) with a Torqueflite (a minus) and it sold for the exact same final price of $418,000. Consistency in auction prices is a good indicator of value, and it doesn’t get much more consistent than that.

by Andrew Newton
18 November 2022

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