Thursday, December 29, 2022

1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona - $825k

1 of 70 Hemi Daytonas produced. Original drivetrain. Correct primary and secondary body VIN stamp. Concours restoration completed by Roger Gibson utilizing date correct NOS assembly line parts. Over 10 years invested in restoration. Original sheet metal. Matching numbers 426 CI Hemi V-8 engine. Matching numbers 727 Torqueflite transmission. A36 Performance Axle Package. Power steering. Correct EV2 Hemi Orange with Black wing.
Dodge produced three models with the name Dodge Charger Daytona, all of which were modified Dodge Chargers. The name was taken from Daytona Beach, which still hosts the Daytona 500, NASCAR's premier event. The 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona was created as a high-performance, limited-edition version of the Dodge Charger produced for the sole purpose of winning NASCAR races.
The "Winged Warriors" did not race for long in NASCAR. The next season aero cars with engines bigger than 305 cubic inches were banned.

The car carries an estimate of $1.1m to $1.4m at Mecum.