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1968 Dodge Charger

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Oregonhunter5, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    So, a good family friend is selling his 68 charger R/T. It's got the 440 magnum, and blue in color. Very nice car. Anyone here have ideas on values of these? I'm kicking the tires on this car.
    Thanks.
     
  2. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I guess it depends on condition and how many miles. Have you checked KBB, or does it no go back that far?
     
  3. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Need to check. Not sure it goes back that far. It's in awesome shape.
     
  4. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Stick car or slushbox? Which rear? Aftermarket parts? I'm going to assume it is a single 4bbl car.
     
  5. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    If its all numbers matching allot! from $20,000-$75,000+ these days. All depends on condition and what options.
    In 68 they made 17,000 R/T models

    Post a few pictures of it if you can!
     
  6. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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  7. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Such a beautiful car. My dad had a '68.
     
  8. kev350

    kev350 Gresham , Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    They are nice cars. Had me a black 69 in 1983 sure would like to get another.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
     
  9. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    take it to the best shop in town and have them go over it with a FINE tooth comb. Then you have a good ideal.
    oh you should have a 4 inch gas fill tube and an agreement with a gas supplier cause they drain a gas tank FAST.
     
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  10. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    2500.00 to 75,000.00
     
  11. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I will get more info in a few weeks. It's all original and there.
    He knows his stuff. He is thinking around $32,000.
     
  12. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Time to do your homework and make sure it isn't a clone for that price. A lot of R/Ts are.
     
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  13. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    It's a true RT.
    That I know.
     
  14. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    I've seen a lot of "true R/T" cars that turned out not to be. Over the years, I've owned both a '68 and '69 Charger R/T, the latter of which was a 426H/A33 car.
     
  15. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    When I think of all those cars I could have bought for pennies on the dollar in the late '70s,...
    I once had a used car salesman offer me a used '70 Superbird for $800, cuz gas was approaching $1.00/gallon, and nobody wanted that 440/4sp "gas hog."

    I'd be retired and living lavishly now on their appreciation.
     
  16. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Ok. Share with me several things to look for. Thanks
     
  17. Bowtie

    Bowtie Oregon City Member

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    Take it to the guys at Graveyard Cars in Eugene, have them do an appraisal.
     
  18. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Look for the original build sheet. A lot of times they were left under the rear seat, behind the upper rear seat or under the trunk mat.
    If you can locate that sheet, it will tell you more about that car then just poking around without an expert on these cars.
     
  19. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I used to do old Corvettes. The build sheet on those was always glued to the top of the gas tank. There are a lot more Corvette "Grand Sports" on the road today than Chevy ever built. Lots of Frankencars in that line these days. If it's being sold as original then all numbers should match. Look at the door jambs for evidence of repainting. And visit some online forums specific to that car for more advice on authentication.
     
  20. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I had a 440 in my old bread box RV. Put one of those K&N filter tops on it.
    It would suck the engine cover down to the air filter...........at 1/4 throttle

    Not really but boy could you hear the air flow through there!
    A heap could be around the $5k mark if it had a good body and a runner should get around the 10 mark.
    Then it can go skyward from there,especially if there is and special traits to it.