Here is February 2006's Mopar of the Month. A very cool 1968 Charger R/T. I just love the colour combo, the dog dishes and its awesome stance!!! Congrats Darren on getting your dream car! How did you come across this beauty?
Well my story is a rather recent one and another one of those hard to believe twist of fate. Let me start by saying I am 37 and my first recollection of Chargers was when I was 12 years old. I remember it vividly. I pushed my green CCM bike with banana seat and all up to the corner Sunoco gas station to put some air in the tire after replacing the tube. This is back in the days when gas stations actually use to do work on cars and when they had the air just outside of the door mounted to the wall. While putting air in I looked in the garage and sitting in the bay was the badest car I ever had seen. It was a black 68 Charger RT with white interior. They were putting exhaust on the car and I remember them firing it up with out the mufflers. The thing scared the hell out of me!....Anyways from that day forward I was always a Charger lover. A couple years later when I was 14 one of my buddies got a job at the same gas station pumping gas at night after the garage closed. I use to go up to hang out with him and in one of the bays was that black 68 RT I saw a few years earlier. My buddy told me that it was the guy who owned the gas stations car. His name was above the door so I always knew who he was. ….When I turn 15 I bought my first 69 for $400 I sold the car a few years later and always wanted another. A few years ago I picked up a 69 SE that was from Georgia and in need of a restoration but not completely rotted. Then just before Xmas a buddy of mine was telling me of a pretty mint red 68 RT that was totally restored about 12 years ago but looks like it was done last week. It was always garaged and the guy who owned it only drove it maybe 3 times a summer. He wanted to get rid of it and although he wasn’t advertising he was open to offers. I currently live in Toronto and this car was about 4 hours from me in my home town of Windsor. I made the drive down and looked at the car. It was everything my buddy described. After I decided to do it and making the deal I went to the Transportation office with the VIN number to get the vehicle history and make sure there were no liens on the car. I don’t know if it is the same in the US but here in Canada you get what’s called a Used Vehicle Information Package. It has the history of the car including the names of all previous owners. On my way to pick up the car I was reading through it and I saw that the guy who owned the Sunoco station with the black '68 also owned this car and was listed as the second owner. Once I arrived to pick up the car I told the current owner how the previous owner had a Black '68 RT at one time that I use to see at the gas station. The guy told me that when he bought the car this car was in fact black and during the restoration he painted it back to the original factory color which was red……I was totally freaked out…….the car that I dreamed of and turned me on to Chargers was now 25 years later mine! ! !......is that fate or what!