1969 Dodge Charger Daytona and 1969 Dodge Charger 500 review

Dodge Charger is one of the most popular and famous muscle cars for all time. However, there are at least two very special Chargers: Charger Daytona – which is actually a road legal version of NASCAR sportscar and special edition Dodge Charger 500, which was also a homologation version of racing Charger.

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

The 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona can be considered as one of the coolest cars that has been made on this planet. Even though it was released to the market back in 1969, modern world classic car enthusiasts prefer to spend their money on this car. It can simply be defined as a mid-sized automobile that belong into the category of cars manufactured by Dodge in between 1966 to 1978. All these cars were based on the Chrysler B platform.

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

1969 Charger Daytona

1969 Dodge Charger 500

The Dodge Charger 500 was released to the market during 1968. At that time, the Dodge Charger failed to beat Ford cars in the market, even if they were inspired by NASCAR. As a result, engineers at Dodge thought of coming up with a brand new car. The initial prototype was created during 1968 and it was named as the Dodge Charger 500.

1969 Dodge Charger 500

1969 Dodge Charger RT

The 1969 Dodge charger RT came along with a 426 hemi and it was powered by an automatic transmission system. In addition, it had a unique appearance with white stripes in blue colored body. The white colored interior also played a major role behind the popularity of this car. Three different models were introduced by Dodge during the month of September in 1968 and Dodge Charger RT was one out of them. It had a standard 440 Magnum engine. This was a limited edition car and only 500 cars were made. Out of the 500 cars, only 67 had Hemi engines, 40 had automatic transmission and 27 came with a 4 speed gear box.

1969 Dodge Charger RT

1969 Dodge Charger RT exterior

69 Dodge Charger RT interior

1969 Dodge Charger specs

1969 Dodge Charger was equipped with a two door coupe type body. It had a four speed manual gearbox and was a rear wheel drive vehicle. A petrol powered engine with a net torque of 664Nm was also introduced. The estimated weight of the car was 1780kg. It had the ability to travel at a top speed of 230kmph. In addition, it took only 5.6 seconds for the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona to reach a speed of 100kmph from rest.

1969 Dodge Charger price

The base price of 1969 Dodge Charger was $3,100. Therefore, it was known as an affordable car with impressive specifications. The unique interior tempted people to spend their money on this car regardless of the price.

1969 Dodge Charger colors

Only one color choice was given to the 1969 Dodge Charger. It came out with a blue colored body and had a white strip on it. Therefore, it was considered as one of a kind vehicle at that time.

1969 Dodge Charger engine

Four different engines were offered to the users along with 1969 Dodge Charger. The basic model was equipped with a 5.2L 2 barrel engine. In addition, they released a 5.9L 2 barrel engine and a 6.3L 4 barrel engine. The other engine type was the new 426 street hemi.

1969 Dodge Charger
  • Power
  • Speed
  • Design
  • Collectibility


One of the most powerful muscle cars, however not the prettiest one and not the fastest indeed. Despite this, it gets some extra scores for collectibility.