Make : Dodge
Model : Charger R/T
Year : 1969
Owner : Nostalgia Classic Cars
Country : United Arab Emirates
First launched in 1966, the Dodge Charger was an instant hit. With the rise of the Muscle Cars’ Era, Dodge ventured into creating a muscle car based on the Coronet and staffed it with rich interior and plenty of power. Mopar fans rushed with enthusiasm to purchase the new Charger.
The second generation produced from 1968 – 1970 was an even greater success. Dodge with a radical departure from the 1966 Charger created the 1968 full-sized sports car ready to tear the tarmac.
In 1969, the Charger still used the same body as the previous year, but the 1969 version received a divided grille and new taillights.
The Charger’s wheelbase remained at 117 inches; its overall length was 208 inches, its width was 76.6 inches, and its height was 53.2 inches.
The base Chargers had the 225-cid slant-six and the 318-cid V-8 as standard engines. The Charger R/T had the 440-cid V-8 as its standard engine. In addition to the Charger SE, which was a mix of sport and luxury, it had all of the standard Charger features plus leather and vinyl bucket seats, simulated woodgrain steering wheel, deep-dish wheel covers, hood-mounted turn signal indicators, simulated woodgrain instrument panel, and the light group option.
DODGE CHARGER R/T Engine types
These were the everyday engines, the engines people ordered if economy outweighed performance. They all took regular fuel, had a single snorkel air cleaner, and a single tailpipe.
|225 Six||318 V8||383 V8|
|Gross horsepower||145 @ 4000||230 @ 4400||290 @ 4400|
|Torque (lbs-ft.) @ rpm||215 @ 2400||320 @ 2000||390 @ 2800|
These were the engines for performance buyers. All had dual tailpipes and took premium fuel. The 340, 440 Six-Pack, and 426 Hemi had unsilenced air cleaners; the 383 and 440 Magnum had dual-snorkel air cleaners.
|340 V8||383 V8||383 Magnum||440 Magnum||440 SixPack||426 Hemi|
|Carburetor||4-bbl.||4-bbl.||4-bbl.||4-bbl.||3x 2-bbl.||2x 4-bbl.|
|Gross hp||275@5000 rpm||330@5000 rpm||335@5200 rpm||375@4600 rpm||390@4600 rpm||425@5000 rpm|
|Pound-feet||340@3200 rpm||425@3200 rpm||425@3400 rpm||480@3200 rpm||490@3200 rpm||490@4000 rpm|