Originally sold through Reedman Dodge in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, this rare, red Daytona features an exceptionally straight body that was perfected during a professional, rotisserie restoration. The car’s rebirth began when the skilled techs at RKM Performance Center completely stripped its striking but faded profile all the way down to bare metal. Once that metal was married to a fresh trunk pan, its facets were sanded and lovingly massaged to a level that’s much nicer than factory fodder. With those facets adequately planed, and Chrysler’s intimidating ambiance fully reconstructed, a correct coat of code R6 two-stage was sealed under a bright Daytona stripe. And today, this Dodge sits as an ultra-straight, fully detailed pavement pounder that’s some of the coolest, most attention-grabbing iron Detroit has ever created.
Hoist the car’s long hood and you’ll find a correct, 440 cubic inch Magnum V8 that’s authenticated by a 2536430 casting number and January (1) 20th (20), 1970 (70) casting date. At the top of that 375 horsepower monster, a correct Carter carburetor rides within a small, Organisol-coated air cleaner. At the base of that carburetor, a correct Chrysler intake hangs between correct heads and traditional, stamped steel valve covers. At the front of those valve covers, a reliable points distributor shoots spark through Chrysler Electronic Suppression cables. And at the sides of that distributor, fully restored exhaust manifolds funnel spent gases into great sounding, true-dual tail pipes.
Toss this B-Body in the air and you’ll find a fully sorted undercarriage that’s been completely restored to a factory-accurate state. Heavy duty primer protects weather-free floorpans that showcase a natural blend of carefully faded overspray. Not surprisingly, the car’s rugged A833 4-speed needed very little to be rebuilt to solid, like-new condition. That stalwart gearbox sends power to a correct Dana 60 Track Pack rear end. In front of that drivetrain, gold torsion bars combine with optional power steering to make quick work of big bumps and tight curves. Behind that drivetrain, fresh shocks augment traditional leaf springs below a leak-free fuel tank. Stops come courtesy of heavy duty power drum brakes that are positioned at all four corners. Exhaust is handled by aluminized tubes, which bend around an H-shaped crossover, traditional turbo mufflers and bright stainless tips. And all that Mopar goodness rolls on familiar Magnum wheels, which twist 225/75R14 Coker Classic redlines around stainless trim rings and polished center caps.
Inside this awesome Dodge, a correct Legendary interior is clean, well-fitted and surprisingly stylish. The seats, which ride in a typical bucket/bench configuration, display no significant signs of wear. In front of those thrones, an expertly restored dash hangs rebuilt factory gauges beside a thumb-adjusted Dodge Solid State radio. At the bottom of that dash, like-new carpet anchors a familiar Hurst shifter inside a long, wood-trimmed console. And in front of the driver, a correct steering wheel spins a glossy black rim around a monochromatic, fratzog-branded column cover.
With a smooth, era-correct powertrain, mostly-original sheetmetal and enough visual flash to stand out in a mirror factory, this awesome Charger is about as close to the ultimate muscle car as you can get!