Track Pak Restoration: 1969 Dodge Charger R/T

One of the hottest cars in the late 1960s was the Dodge Charger, built on the same B-body platform as the Coronet, it had sportier styling that supported the “Dodge Rebellion” marketing of the era. The R/T with the standard 440 cubic inch V8 was particularly popular at nearly a fourth of production in 1969 alone. This beautiful ’69 R/T is the result of a $125,000 restoration which is not hard to doubt in today’s market. Located in Popular Bluff, Missouri, this nut-and-bolt re-do is available here on eBay where the current bid is $62,100. But we suspect the reserve is considerably north of there.

After a successful redesign in 1968, Charger sales went through the roof. In 1969, the R/T would account for the consumption of more than 19,000 out of 85,000 units. When you started checking off boxes on the order sheet for the R/T, you could get the A33 Track Pak ensemble, which provided goodies like a heavy-duty 4-speed manual transmission with a Hurst shifter, a final drive ratio of 3.54, the Sure-Grip differential, a high-performance radiator, and a few more items. We don’t know how many Chargers were built with this option (or the beefier A34 Super Track Pak), but the seller’s car was one of them and verified by the cowl tag.

We don’t know the history of this particular Charger, but it’s said to be numbers matching including body panels. After the seller bought it, he/she spent a small (or large) fortune on a complete restoration. That was about 2,000 miles ago. The seller says the process was well documented, and we assume he/she can share that with you along with a video that won’t upload to eBay.  The paint looks like Charger Red and is nicely offset by a white vinyl roof and matching interior. If anything was missing during the restoration, we don’t know what it could be.

The sale of the car appears to be reluctant, but the funds are needed to finish a family member’s house. We don’t know what the reserve is, but the current bid is only about halfway to what the seller said he/she paid.  What would you consider to be top dollar for this beautiful and powerful R/T (Road/Track)? Fortunately, the seller provides photos during the refurb and after, though some before images would be cool, too!