Lot 111

2018   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2018

1968 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi

SOLD $123,750


$130,000 - $160,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

Powered by a 426 CID Street Hemi
Featured in the Spring 2011 Edition of Motor Trend Classic
Believed to be One of Only Two Produced in Dark Blue over Electric Blue
Concours-Quality Restoration in 2009 by World-Renowned Mopar Restorer Julius Steuer
Driven Less than 500 Miles Since Restoration

Technical Specs

426 CID Hemi V-8 Engine
Twin Carter AFB 4-Barrel Carburetors
425 BHP at 5,000 RPM
3-Speed Automatic TorqueFlite Transmission
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Front Independent Torsion-Bar Suspension
Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
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Introduced for the 1966 model year, the Dodge Charger was styled as a derivative of the fastback two-door hardtop Coronet. When sales needed a shot of energy, the Dodge creative team penned the 1968 version, which exhibited the “Coke bottle” shape, widely considered to be one of the best designs the company ever produced.

The new styling worked. Almost 100,000 Chargers were sold in 1968, with 17,584 of them outfitted with the Road/Track package. Of those, only 475 were produced with the optional 426 Street Hemi, including the example offered here. Making this car even more desirable is its rare color combination of dark blue over an electric blue interior.

Mopar restoration expert Julius Steuer purchased the car and, in 2009, restored it at his shop in Los Angeles. David Mikkelson acquired it shortly after the restoration was complete and later passed it to the current owner. Today, this Charger R/T presents with aggressive-looking American Racing Vector wheels, popularized on the iconic 1969 Charger used in the TV show The Dukes of Hazzard. The original wheels are included in the sale, along with two original build sheets, jack, and spare.

One of Dodge’s finest products, this wonderfully restored Charger offers its next owner the chance to enjoy a muscle car that is the very embodiment of the era.