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Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 #2045188
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This 69 Charger was originally from my hometown of Newton, Kansas. The 2nd owner bought it in 1978 and drove it to high school and college and even took it on his honeymoon to Colorado. He took it off the road in 1985 and parked it as his parents house in a tiny town of about 300 people which is 12 miles east of me. It sat there, stored inside, for 20 years. The owner then began leasing a building for work and moved the car there for the next 10 years. I asked my father in law (who lived in the tiny town) if there were any cool old Dodge/Mopar cars. He thought there was a red Dodge Charger parked in a chicken coop but he hadn't seen the car in years. Since my father in law is not a car guy I was incredulous but I got the owners name and tracked him down. I stopped by the owner's house (now in Wichita, Ks) and the owner's wife answered the door. I said, "I'm sure the car is long gone, but my father in law said you used to have a red Dodge Charger but he had't seen it in 15 years. Is there any chance you still have it?" She said, "We just moved it into our garage. Would you like to see it? It was so cool to see! The owner was at work and we spoke on the phone several times. He was torn about what to do with it as far as restoration but he was adamant he was going to keep it since he'd owned it for 38 years. I told him not to repaint the car because the paint was quite nice. I told him to just rebuild the brakes and suspension and enjoy it as is. I told him that if he was ever interested in selling to please call me. 6 months later I see that he has viewed my profile on LinkedIn and he requested to connect on the site. I accepted and the next day I get an email through Linked In. He had lost my number but he might be interested in selling. We made an arrangement to meet on Saturday. I showed up with cash and a trailer and was again blown away with the condition of the car. It is VERY original. It has its original 383 that has never been out of the car. The 727 has been rebuilt. The interior is all original except for 2 things. The carpet was replaced and when the instrument panel clock broke, he replaced it with a tach. The body has door dings but it is 90-95% original paint!! The dutchman's panel showed a little rust at the corners in the early 80's so he had the corners leaded in and only the dutchman's panel was repainted. He also had a dent on the leading edge of the hood that was worked out, and then paint was spotted in. It has 110K miles but it looks like 50K. The headliner is in great shape and the entire trunk floor is still R6 red!!!!

More pictures soon, but here are a few....





Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 02/25/18 03:45 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: Survivor 69 Charger [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2045191
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1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: Survivor 69 Charger [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2045206
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That's crazy nice.

Congratulations. up

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Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 02/25/18 03:53 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: Survivor 69 Charger [Re: RusTy/SE] #2045221
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Originally Posted By RusTy/SE
That's crazy nice.

Congratulations. up


Thank you!


1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: Survivor 69 Charger [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2045251
04/03/16 01:21 PM
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I got to see this car firsthand yesterday. It is a spectacular original example!

Of course it happened to be less than 3 miles from my house! realcrazy

Re: Survivor 69 Charger [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2045285
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Very very cool, great story, great car, congratulations awesome fine!
Pat

Re: Survivor 69 Charger [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2045574
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Really nice car! I am hoping you just fix the broken things and give it a good detailing. That is too nice to do a rest on smile Very nice find!


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Re: Survivor 69 Charger [Re: smokes] #2045584
04/03/16 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted By smokes
Really nice car! I am hoping you just fix the broken things and give it a good detailing. That is too nice to do a rest on smile Very nice find!


I'm with you. Although the factory paint crazed and shows wear, it's too nice to do a restoration on. There is NO WAY I could bring myself to pull it apart for a restoration. My plan is to have it professionally cleaned and detailed. I will overhaul the manual brakes (drums all the way around) and replace the fuel tank/sending unit since the fuel is really old and smells. The only thing I'm seriously considering is upgrading the front drum brakes to front discs.....I've got a set of front disc brakes from a 69 Charger R/T that I bought a couple days ago off craigslist. I plan to occasionally drive this to work and back (35 miles each way) and 4 wheel drums would scare me.


1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: Survivor 69 Charger [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2045768
04/03/16 11:01 PM
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That is a great find! Your homework paid off. I would do exactly to the car what you have planned. I love survivor cars and own a 70 Duster 340 survivor car now. Enjoy!

Re: Survivor 69 Charger [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2046037
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Wow What a great find! Congratulations! That looks like a great color combo. I'd def. drive it as is.
KID

Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2046097
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oh that's just a column shift car..not worth bothering with ..I'll be right over and take that off your hands..... whistling and what lotto numbers do you play?
sweet find! and don't let the four wheel drums scare you. I've been driving Chargers and road runners with 4 drums since '83, and never had a problem. just R&R, keep adjusted properly and they work fine.


Dave


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1981 Dodge D150 360 auto
Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: basketcase] #2046174
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Excellent !!!!! A real nice find indeed... Hopefully the trunk pan is as good as the rest of the car. With the air and 383, that would be a real nice car to drive... Hope your intention is to preserve the car.......

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'69 Charger Daytona 440 - auto - 4.10 Dana (now with 426 hemi)
'69 Charger 500 440 - 4speed - 3.54 Dana
'70 Road Runner 383 - 4speed - a/c (now with 440)
Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: hemi68charger] #2046223
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Originally Posted By hemi68charger
Excellent !!!!! A real nice find indeed... Hopefully the trunk pan is as good as the rest of the car. With the air and 383, that would be a real nice car to drive... Hope your intention is to preserve the car.......

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The trunk pan is PERFECT! It doesn't even have surface rust!

Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2046232
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You are a lucky man,great car

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Thanks everyone! The last couple days I walk out to the shop a couple times a day to make sure I'm not dreaming.....and to open the door and take a deep whiff of the Mopar scent;)


1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: Survivor R6 1969 Charger Garage find-383/727 [Re: 5carguy] #2046455
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Originally Posted By 5carguy
You are a lucky man,great car


Luck has nothing to do with it!

Kelsey is hard core Mopar and beats the bushes to get deals like this. It's amazing what he digs up locally by following up on leads!

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Nice!

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Holy crap man; such a great find. So happy to hear of someone getting a car like this who has good plans for it.

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That is quite the car...congrats thumbs

Dave

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