Check out this awesome 1969 Dodge Charger HEMI 500 – a perfect muscle car, incredible ride! This is a great example for all Mopar collectors. As history dictates, Dodge was to build 500 of these examples to allow them to enter Nascar Racing. Although the true number of these cars built is debatable, this one was chosen by no other than Joey Arrington of Arrington engines of Martinsville, VA.
Muscle Cars World quotes the words of the owner: “The guru of Mopar, Galen Govier, saw my car at a car show in Cornwall, Ontario, and remembered it as Joey’s car. He registered her in the Chrysler registry for me. Joey’s father, Buddy Arrington, raced these cars in the 60s and 70s, and he was on hand to sign the car and do a photo opt.
Joey had the Charger undergo a body-off, nut and bolt restoration with a restomod twist. Painted in a Brilliant Silver color only to be outdone by a perfect Legendary all leather interior. Of course, a 528 Crate HEMI was the engine of his choice. Custom built Elston headers and a 3″ stainless Borla exhaust system help this beast breath.” Read more!
The transmission is ATI 727 Automatic custom Competition with a 10″ 3500 stall converter. Electric fuel pump with stainless lines and Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes and lines by Fine Lines are installed. The suspension is by Firm Feel. Looking at the wheels you’ll see Vintique 17″ replicas of the Magnum wheels, shod with 225-35 ZR/17 Michelin Sport front and 235-45 ZR/17 rears. Dana 60 sure grip rear end.
More modifications were done over the years:
“For comfort, I custom installed Chrysler 300 SRT-8 electric front seats with a custom fitted rear bench seat with an armrest and cup holders, Flaming River “Waterfall” steering wheel and Alpine CD sound system.
Now for the engine – The block was shaved for a 10.8:1 compression ratio with Diamond pistons. Ray Barton 800 cfm stage V heads matched to Edelbrock’s stage V dual carb intake with 2 650 cfm carbs and a K&N air filter atop. A custom dual core aluminum radiator with dual electric fans and one Flexfan on the motor. Never overheats. To keep the revs down, I swapped the Dana 60 4.10 rear for a Dana 60 3.54 and a Gear Vendors overdrive and heavy duty driveshaft. Custom Vintage Autometer guages replaced the new Dodge guages.
The engine now puts out on the dyno 830 hp and 737 lb.ft. of torque as seen on the video.”