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1969 Dodge Charger 383ci Magnum (6.3L) from North America

Year of manufacture1969
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 383ci Magnum (6.3L) Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired118000 miles
Most recent distance118500 miles

Summary:

Good American Muscle car, well known head turner!

Faults:

New radiator.

New 4BBL Holley carb.

New front valance (lower).

Need to get original front seats.

Needs lots of electrical work.

Some chrome trim replaced.

Replacement steering wheel (R/T 3 spoke style).

New temperature gauge, lots of body work done.

Repainted orange.

General Comments:

I've always wanted a Charger to make a "General Lee" replica since I was 5.

Now I have one.

Paid: $6000.00 for this gem.

Solid engine and rebuilt tranny.

Good interior (dusty, but not worn or torn).

Frame, OK (for a 25 year old car).

Love the looks of the 1969 Charger!

Steve M. Akron, OH

1969charger@popmail.com

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Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th January, 2002

1969 Dodge Charger R/T 440 magnum from North America

Year of manufacture1969
First year of ownership1984
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 440 magnum Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired87000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles

Summary:

This car is a head turner

Faults:

Water pump blew twice.

Transmission replaced after multiple fixes.

Radiator replaced.

General Comments:

This car is a serious street performer with exotic good looks.

This is my first car and will never sell because I'm hooked on the adrenaline rush its power and speed gives me.

At times an expensive toy, but could be a nice return investment.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd March, 2001

15th Jan 2004, 08:28

How do you have a "semi-automatic" transmission, this isn't a gun.

26th Feb 2004, 17:46

I think what he means by "Semi-Automatic" is that it has been fitted with a manual valve body in the transmission, meaning you have to manually shift through 1st, 2nd, and drive, as opposed to the tranny shifting automatically. Helps drastically in performance. Best used with a ratchet shifter, or a "quick click" shifter.

14th Sep 2005, 17:28

"Semi-automatic" means that if left in drive, the transmission operates as a normal auto trans (although shift points may be higher and shifts quicker). However, you can manually upshift at downshift at any RPM, with no hesitation.

1969 Dodge Charger 383 Magnum from North America

Year of manufacture1969
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 383 Magnum Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired118000 miles
Most recent distance118025 miles

Faults:

New radiator, alternator, starter etc.

Basically rebuilding/replacing as much as possible.

Needs rewiring too.

General Comments:

Great classic Mopar Muscle car.

Painting it up as the "General Lee" as soon as it gets done.

I need front bucket seats (Charger type), all vinyl. If you've got em, I want em (good ones)!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th January, 2001

25th Jun 2005, 06:10

Just don't get carried away (with the General Lee logo) and try to jump the car over a creek.

Best of luck.

Fellow Dukes Fan

(What a shame that they destroyed so many Chargers on that show though)

15th Mar 2010, 19:55

Oh god, please don't paint it up like the General Lee. I still can't figure out why that show (and movie) is so popular, especially considering that they wrecked 200+ for the show and about thirtyish for the movie of 1968-1970 Dodge Chargers that I, being a simple gearhead would love to have at least one in his driveway.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 7 reviews