The restyling of the 1968 Dodge Charger is unquestionably the main reason for it’s sales success. The new “coke bottle” look made the Charger one of the best-looking muscle cars, period, with many considering it the best looking performance car of the 1960′s.
In 1967 Dodge wrote: “This is no dream car. It’s a real `take-me-home-and-stir-things-up-a-bit’ automobile”. 1968 sales were far higher than expected & the Dodge Charger was a runaway success.
This particular 1968 “XP29″ Charger represents a great piece of the muscle car era and a great example of 318 to 440 engine swap. This is why Muscle Cars World presents you this treasured classic. Click on Read more!
Originally a 318 metallic green car, Now sports, a period correct, professionally built 440 .
– Engine block and cylinder heads cleaned & tested for cracks.
– Connecting rods resized. Crankshaft turned .030″/.030″.
– All new main, camshaft & connecting rod bearings.
– Balanced rotating assembly.
– Bored .040″ over with new pistons installed.
– Complete competition cams valve train & camshaft.
– Fresh valve job on “906″ cylinder heads.
– Holley street dominator & holley carb with electric choke.
– New fuel tank. Recored radiator.
– New sway bar & leaf spring bushings. – Front disc brakes.
– Rebuilt 727 torqueflite transmission.
– 134a air conditioning conversion.
– “741″ rear case with 3.23:1 sure-grip.
– Bumble bee stripes.