The Dodge Charger 500 Coupe is a one-year-only homologation special which was created to ensure the marque’s successful competition in the 1969 NASCAR season. With just 392 examples produced, the model’s interesting aerodynamic modifications and improved performance all heralded the continued development of the Charger platform, which culminated in the creation of the iconic Daytona just several months later.
This example featured here is one of 119 Hemi-powered “J-Code” Charger 500s produced. The 426 cubic-inch V-8 engine was factory-rated at 425 horsepower and, in this case, paired to a desirable four-speed manual transmission.
Story by RM Sotheby’s