My 68 Charger

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My 68 Charger

Post by Rebel » Tue Oct 02, 18 1:26 pm

Never thought I’d be doing this, I love my Charger and intended to keep it permanently, don’t want to let it go but due to my wife leaving me and having a mortgage to worry about, sensible head says it has to be done.

1968 Dodge Charger, 383ci, 727 column shift auto.
Black vinyl interior with buddy seat ( looks like a bench seat when the arm rest is up )
Still fitted with the original vinyl roof from 1968
Was painted jaguar nightfire red in 1998 and could do with repainting
Wheels are wolfrace slots, 8x15 and 7x15 fitted with cooper cobra tyres
Manual steering conversion completed by me
Front disc brake conversion completed by me
Relays fitted to headlight circuit
LED bulbs in dashboard
Stainless exhaust
Tow bar ( fitted by Dave Billadeau)
Other than the modern CD player in the original radio slot, it’s numbers matching with no major modifications
Ammeter is bypassed and speedometer needs the cable plugging in, all other gauges work
I bought it in 2005 from an MMA member

Work needed
The U/J on the propshaft needs replacing
Bottom of rear quarters are crusty and blistering, replacement repair panels will come with it though.
Vacuum pipes for headlight covers have perished / split and need replacing. The vacuum system itself does work though

I know prices are all over the place at the moment and mine isn’t perfect but I think offers in the region of 35k is a fair figure to start at. Although realistically it’s only worth what someone wants to pay for it.
Happy to consider another Mopar as part ex ( possibly an A body ) of lesser value with cash my way as I need to pay my mortgage off.
Offers / questions etc by PM only please
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Re: My 68 Charger

Post by Rebel » Tue Oct 02, 18 1:31 pm

Forgot to add, even though it’s MOT exempt, I’ve kept it MOTd, the current MOT expired on September 13th, I haven’t had it MOTd since then
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Re: My 68 Charger

Post by Cannonball » Tue Oct 02, 18 6:11 pm

Wife left you, bet you feel like you have won the lottery, great reason to keep the car and struggle through, ;) good luck matey,,
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Re: My 68 Charger

Post by Mark B » Tue Oct 02, 18 7:40 pm

Sorry to hear about your situation. Hope you get your asking price. Great looking car.
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Re: My 68 Charger

Post by Matt74 » Tue Oct 02, 18 9:47 pm

Cannonball wrote:
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Wife left you, bet you feel like you have won the lottery, great reason to keep the car and struggle through, ;) good luck matey,,
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Re: My 68 Charger

Post by Rebel » Wed Oct 03, 18 2:06 am

Thanks guys,
Sadly Dunc, struggling through isn’t an option. It’s either the house or the Charger. I know I can sleep in a car and I can’t race a house etc, but it’s the practicalities that have to come first
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Re: My 68 Charger

Post by morgan » Wed Oct 03, 18 7:58 am

Oh dear. Sorry to hear this. We got our cars around the same time and have been going through the same upgrade cycle since.
Its a shame, would be nice to keep it, but its only metal and rubber. If it brings you stability then move it on. At least you did it and had a charger (like coolest car EVER) - most dont manage it !
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Re: My 68 Charger

Post by DaveB » Wed Oct 03, 18 8:27 am

Thats a shame,but theres plenty of cheaper mopars to keep you entertained Nige :thumbright: Good luck

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Re: My 68 Charger

Post by Rebel » Wed Oct 03, 18 11:04 am

morgan wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 18 7:58 am
Oh dear. Sorry to hear this. We got our cars around the same time and have been going through the same upgrade cycle since.
Its a shame, would be nice to keep it, but its only metal and rubber. If it brings you stability then move it on. At least you did it and had a charger (like coolest car EVER) - most dont manage it !
Thanks mate, I’ve enjoyed following your upgrade posts, they and you have been very helpful when I’ve been stuck with mine. I’m trying to listen to that sensible voice this time, but as you say, at least I’ve had one and enjoyed improving and driving it
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Re: My 68 Charger

Post by Rebel » Wed Oct 03, 18 11:05 am

DaveB wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 18 8:27 am
Thats a shame,but theres plenty of cheaper mopars to keep you entertained Nige :thumbright: Good luck
Thanks Dave, I’m sure I’ll find something to enjoy
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Re: My 68 Charger

Post by Derek » Wed Oct 03, 18 7:17 pm

Good luck with the sale mate, hope it all works out ok.
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Re: My 68 Charger

Post by Mossy68 » Wed Oct 03, 18 9:54 pm

Hard times. My house had to go , but I kept my mope !!!
In fact my whole future is in Mopars at the moment. Loving each day , one at a time. Could all go pear shape in a blink , but memories are priceless.
Do what you have to do mate. It'll be hard , but don't dwell on what you had. Look forward , even if you can only see to the end of each day.

Good luck. :salute:
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Re: My 68 Charger

Post by 68 beeper » Sat Oct 06, 18 10:41 am

Do what you have to do , you can all ways get another charger later , your life will get better :)

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Re: My 68 Charger

Post by Rebel » Sat Oct 06, 18 12:46 pm

Thanks again guys
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Re: My 68 Charger

Post by Matt74 » Sat Oct 06, 18 4:28 pm

68 beeper wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 18 10:41 am
Do what you have to do , you can all ways get another charger later , your life will get better :)
I'm not so sure!
I sold my first 68 Charger 11yrs ago for 15.5k. To buy the same car back would probably be over 30k. Possibly up to 40k. I never would have imagined Chargers would keep shooting up in value.
I couldn't afford to buy another at today's prices.
Luckily I bought another in 2009 a resto project that's still on going but if I hadn't bought it I would be priced out of the market.

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