Gateway Classic Cars Houston Showroom is proud to present this awesome 1969 Dodge Charger. This high-gloss black beast features a pearl purple enhancement that just needs to be seen in the sunlight to be fully appreciated – it’s quite impressive! This bad boy is sporting a lot of hidden upgrades, too, and it comes with a gigantic binder full of receipts, articles, specs, and manuals for custom parts (such as the Dakota Digital VHX dash). It also has copies of the broadcast sheet, as well…this is no “tribute” Charger! Under the hood is a 383 CID Stroker V8, built along the lines of the “Millennium Wedge”, featured in a Car Craft Magazine article in March 2005. It’s topped off by a “Kenny Carb” (tuned by Bumbera’s Performance), a Mopar aluminum high-rise intake which has been port matched to the aluminum Edelbrock heads (ported and polished), has been bored and stroked, and uses BB Chevy truck rods to achieve its 441 CID displacement. The valvetrain is actuated by a roller bumpstick, and roller rockers. According to the dyno sheets from Bitner Automotive, this big wedge put out a peak of 518HP and 505.7 Lb/Ft torque at 5395 RPM! The massive mill was intended to be capable of being capable of being daily driven, as well as being a real threat at the strip. To assist in keeping everything running cool, a custom aluminum radiator and electric cooling fan by Cold Case were installed, and they do their job admirably. Backing the Max Wedge is a beefed up an SST A41 4-speed automatic with overdrive. With its 3.55:1 gears in the limited-slip equipped Mopar 8 3/4 inch third member, it’s also quite usable on that freeway cruise to the drag strip. It 3-inch dual exhaust is served by Hooker Super Comp headers, and while it provides that vintage muscle car sound, the large diameter tubes keep it from being too obnoxious in the cabin. The entire front end has been upgraded to a full QA1 Level 3 front suspension and K-member, tubular control arms and fully adjustable QA1 gas shocks, plus a beefy sway bar…It also has welded in subframe connectors, and its rear suspension features Bilstein gas shocks, so this big road-eater handles way better than it ever did “back in the day”. Speaking of handling, its vintage Magnum 500 wheels are shod with radials, including the beefy Mickey Thompson E/T Street drag radials out back, which certainly improve launch and handling. Braking is courtesy of an electric power-assist booster, with Wilwood 4-piston front calipers, slotted/drilled rotors, and upgraded drums out back. Inside, the black synthetic leather high back buckets and rear bench are in great shape, and the black carpet is also good. About the only thing that’s noticeably “not stock looking” is the center console’s TCI Street Fighter shifter with its extra forward gear label, and the Dakota VHX dash. Even the forward-facing vents for the Old Air “Hurricane” rear air conditioning look like they could be original (but, obviously, they’re not)! Almost $40K worth of work was recently done at Bumbera’s in Katy, Texas, including installation of the A/C, transmission, front suspension, rear shocks, alternator, and Kenny carb, which are all new and have plenty of miles of smiles to provide! Don’t let this well-preserved and well-documented piece of history slip through your fingers: call or email our Houston Showroom today!