Bo Duke and Luke Duke, the fictional characters as race car drivers in the renowned American TV series, with the title , The Dukes of Hazzard, featured between 1979 and 1985, had lots of fun in their 1969 Dodge Charger RT. One among the most well-known vehicles on television, the General Lee, the name offered to the 1969 model Dodge Charger in the series, was actually played by quite a lot of Chargers, each one changed after it was ruined during filming. The typical 1969 Charger comes in an extensive array of models, as well as the base trim. The special version (SE) is intended for drivers who take pleasure in comfort.
1969 Dodge Charger RT Interior and Exterior
This meticulous ‘General Lee’ would be just one among the stunt coupes used in the television show, but that would stay alive without any severe damage. The 1969 Charger RT retains the original reproduction of the original acquisition agreement between Jay Ohrberg and Warner Bros.
After the end of the television show, it would be fairly forgotten until, during 1998, the two door car would go to change other buyer’s hands. Then, during 2001, the vehicle again would be put up for sale. This time, the legendary muscle car would be an element of the Hollywood’s Branson Rock and Roll Museum in Missouri. However, this would continue just a short time period, pending the vehicle would again be put up for sale at the end of 2001 to yet an additional interested owner.
The slassic Charger, which is the road track model, is immense for those who would like to turn out to be a hot performer. Finally, there are the two racing variants: the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona and 500, which went on to claim several NASCAR wins. Each of these vehicles comes as a double-door hardtop.
One can tell the 1969 RT model apart from earlier versions because it features a perpendicular midpoint divider in the grille and horizontal taillights. Auto retailers offer the Dodge Charger 1969 models, including the RT model, together with replacement parts. Although one may not be crashing or jumping the vehicle similar to Bo Duke and Luke Duke in the television series, they can still have a flash in this muscle vehicle.
The 1969 Charger RT is the redesigned model of the 1968 model Charger RT and it has been completely redesigned. The redesign work started with a better body shape than that of its predecessor, new brake system in its front and at its back, new quarters, new paint, such as basecoat or clear-coat.
1969 Dodge Charger RT Engine
The 1969 Charger also comes with an innovative interior, novel radiator and cooling system, new driveline from front to back.
A new V8 engine has also powered the 1969 model with the capacity(the biggest Charger engine) of 7.2 L / 440 cubic-inches new pistons, cam, rings and crank to deliver the vehicle with the greatest power of 375 horsepower. This engine was mated to a Hurst four-velocity transmission. It was accelerated to a speed of 62 mph in 6.2 seconds from the stationary mode.
The 1969 model is a high-performance vehicle that had with chrome-tipped dual exhausts, Red Line high performance tires, an extraordinary handling package and hard-wearing, manually corrected brakes.
All engines(Source: Wikipedia)
225 cu in (3.7 L) 1bbl I6 (1969-70)
318 cu in (5.2 L) 2bbl LA V8
383 cu in (6.3 L) 2bbl B V8
383 cu in (6.3 L) 4bbl B V8
426 cu in (7.0 L) Hemi 2×4bbl RB V8
440 cu in (7.2 L) 4bbl RB V8
440 cu in (7.2 L) 2×3 RB (1970)
1969 Dodge Charger RT rear view
Old and Current Price
Although the factory cost for the 1969 Dodge Charger RT price was just about $3,600 in that time, it was sold for $52,000 at the Bonhams auction held in Scottsdale in Arizona during the year 2013.
Getting ready for the Bonhams public sale in Scottsdale, the Charger RT 1969 price is now from $55,000 to $95,000. It is definitely a reasonable sum for an iconic vehicle, which became every piece as big a celebrity as the movie performers.
See also: 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302, 1967 – 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
1969 Charger R/T Gallery