A great number of classic cars on the road or in showrooms managed to defy Father Time by undergoing restorations. However, a classic that survived 50 years without becoming a restomod is certainly worth looking at.  Such is the case of this Hemi-powered 1969 Dodge Charger R/T as modified straight from factory by Grand Spaulding Dodge. Let’s take a quick look.

Ordered From Mr. Norm’s

red 1969 Dodge Hemi Charger quarter rear
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The Grand Spaulding Dodge dealership, owned Norm Kraus, was established in Chicago at the corner of Grand and Spaulding Avenues (hence its name). It grew to become as the place to go when buying high-performance Mopar vehicles, so a customer seeking a Dodge Charger to race sought the dealership’s assistance.

Grand Spaulding Dodge received an order for a 1969 Dodge Charger R/T, which is wrapped in a red (R6) finish. The customer particularly specified a scoop for its large hood and Super Bee style hood pins installed. It rides on 15 x 6-inch steel wheels with hubcaps, shod with 7.75 x 14-inch Firestone Redline rubber.

Hemi V-8 Powered

red 1969 Dodge Hemi Charger engine
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Underneath the red, shiny hood of this 1969 Dodge Charge R/T is a powerful 426-cubic inch Hemi V-8 engine that has been tuned to deliver 425 hp of max output. Power is sent to a Dana rear end with 3.25:1 gears via a 727 TorqueFlite three-speed automatic gearbox. Performance upgrades implemented at Mr. Norm's include strategically placed lightening holes on the core support and K-member, as well as an 8-quart oil pan.

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This Hemi Dodge Charger changed hands a couple of time. A Studebaker enthusiast rebuilt the V8 to original factory specs in the 1980s. Then, in 1997, the V8 was again rebuilt; it was bored 0.030 inch over and installed with new Chrysler components. Since the original wheels, tires and exhaust system were already out of shape, there were replaced with new or reproduction ones.

Most Unmolested Charger

red 1969 Dodge Hemi Charger details
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Interestingly, this 1969 Dodge Charge R/T still features its original interior, which features black Vinyl bucket seats. However, this classic now comes with aftermarket removable floor mats. Mr. Norm had the chance to see this survivor at 1999 Moparfest. Signing the car inside the trunklid, he remarked it was the “most unmolested Charger” he had ever seen. It remains so until this day!

Source: Hot Rod

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