BARN FIND 1968 Dodge Charger R/T
April 5th, 2017
This is an excellent REAL barn find that was found a few years ago in a barn in Eastern Colorado. It had the original paint and no apparent bodywork had been done. To be a completely original barn find is not only amazing but incredibly rare!
Only 17,665 R/T Chargers were produced in 1968. The R/T (Road/Track) package was part of Dodge's "Scat Pack" line, which was also available as special models of the Coronet, Super Bee, and Dart. The Charger R/T came with a standard 440 Magnum engine that produced 375HP. The 426 Hemi engine was optional. The car also came with the iconic "bumble-bee" stripes, which were essentially two thin stripes that surrounded two thicker stripes. The stripes that were standard on the R/T's came in a few different colors such as red, white or black.
A little more about the 440 engine is that it was only produced between 1965-1978. It was the last version of the Chrysler RB block. When it comes to specifications, it had a light wall construction, precision cast-iron block, with iron heads and a bore of 4.32 inches, which totaled out to an overall displacement of 439.7 cu in or 7,206 cc. The high performance 440 was marketed as the "Magnum" engine in Dodges.