1969 Dodge Daytona Charger barn find, one of the 503 ever made!
1969 Dodge Daytona Charger, one of the 503 ever made, was found in a barn. Many car enthusiasts hope to someday find an untouched barn find, to rescue a classic car and preserve it. This car is a 1969 Charger Daytona showing telltale signs of decades of storage and mild paint changes, but complete with numbers-matched drive line and many original pieces. The unique history of the car is that the first purchaser was a local judge who bought it for his wife. It was only recently purchased from only its second owner in rural Alabama, who had owned it since 1974.
Rare 1969 Dodge Daytona Charger barn find!
The car’s actual mileage is believed to be the 20,553 now seen on the odometer. The Dodge 440 Magnum engine, which was only offered in the Daytona and R/T versions of the 1969 Charger, is original to the car, complete with many never-replaced peripherals. Behind this is a 3-speed TorqueFlite automatic and 8 ¾ differential. Again, none of this has been altered since the car was retrieved.
The story of its discovery was recently relayed in the pages of “Mopar Muscle” magazine. It was sold in January this year, at a Mecum auction in Kissimmee, Florida, for $90.000. That’s a bargain! Well, congratulation to the lucky owner! I hope that he will restore this beauty and soon we will have the opportunity to see it rise and shine!