1967

Dodge Charger R/T

Frame Up Restoration of 1967 Dodge Charger 426 HEMI
Engine
426 HEMI V8
Body Style
Hardtop
Miles
37833
Stock #
R00001
Interior Color
White
Exterior Color
Green
1967 Dodge Charger R/T Green
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For some enthusiasts, survivor cars are the pinnacle of the classic car world. In a scene where memories are a market force, it’s easy to see how the idea of a perfectly sealed time capsule could be seriously appealing. Survivors also provide an increasingly rare look into how the factory built cars. When shows can be won and lost by grease markings and factory-correct overspray, having accurate sources is invaluable. The flipside to owning a survivor is that original build quality often leaves something to be desired. You would be hard pressed to find an enthusiast who lists poor panel fitment and orange peel among the bullet points of their dream build. This 1967 Hemi Charger came to RK Motors as a passable survivor but the owner wanted more. Having revived our fair share of exclusive Mopars, we were eager to help.

After spending nearly a quarter century tucked away in a garage, the Charger came in looking better than most. To ensure looks weren’t deceiving, the crew began by tearing the car down and media blasting the entire body. Beneath the questionable paint job it wore in, there were very few surprises. The passenger side floor required a small patch, as did a small area of the rocker panel directly in front of the rear driver side wheel well. Once both areas were addressed, the underside was sealed with a fresh coat of correct Dark Green Metallic paint. The original rear end was rebuilt and installed alongside freshly re-arched factory leaf springs. In the interest of keeping the car as pure as possible, the team rebuilt and reused many of the original suspension components. When that wasn’t an option, parts were replaced with either NOS or the highest quality reproductions available.

The Magnum 440 became an option for the Charger in 1967. Many considered the 440 to be a more streetable engine than the 426 Hemi and, at $300 less, it was also easier on the wallet. While the Hemi was still king of the Mopar stable, only approximately 118 426-equipped Chargers were sold in 1967, making this example exceedingly rare. To make sure this engine was in the best possible hands, it was sent to Larry Shepard, long-time Chrysler engineer and designer of the current Hemi Pro Stock engine. Underneath the chrome air cleaner, dual four-barrel carbs, intake, and correct wrinkle finish valve covers lies a bored and stroked block rebuilt with the highest quality parts available. It breathes through a larger-than-stock exhaust that retains factory styling. The end result is a monster capable of shaming modern performance cars while still appearing assembly line fresh to the naked eye.

The wedge-shaped Chargers of 1966 & 1967 were eye-catching to say the least. One of the first cars to be designed from the ground up with NASCAR competition in mind, they retained an elegant but aggressive look on the street. Though the body of this Charger was in remarkable condition, hours of block sanding were still required to make those endless panels laser straight. After polyester, primer, and a few more block-sanding sessions, it was time to lay down the final finish. A Spies Hecker base coat was matched to a virgin spot of paint found during disassembly. After paint and clear were applied, the crew spent days block sanding the clear before buffing the paint to its brilliant deep gloss shine. The correct factory red roofline pin stripe does a great job of breaking up that sea of green. Since the car was fortunate enough to keep its factory trim, all pieces were polished or re-plated to the highest show standards.

The Charger offered one of the most luxurious interiors of any muscle car on the market. Though the signature full-length console was no longer standard by 1967, the unique configuration of four bucket seats still made a strong visual impression. This particular car’s Dove White interior looked great for its age. Of course, perfection was the goal so the team got to work. Starting up top, the mint-condition headliner was re-dyed black for a fresh finish. All interior trim and stainless was either restored, polished, or re-chromed. Seating surfaces were recovered with correct high-quality seat covers over new foam padding. Below the seats, new carpet was installed in its correct loop. The dash was restored with its correct finishes along with a restored dash pad and all gauges rebuilt to ensure the back-lit illumination functioned as intended. With so much chrome and stainless who couldn’t love the styling found in here?

To say this Charger shows beautifully is a severe understatement. Every inch of the car is finished to a standard usually reserved for coach-built luxury cars. If you’ve ever wondered where a car like this goes post-restoration, we can tell you that this one now lives in a custom-build, climate-controlled, Charger-themed garage. When an owner displays that level of dedication to a model of car, “good enough for Wednesday” factory standards simply won’t do. Rare cars demand better.

Basic

Year
1967
Make
Dodge
Secondary Make
n/a
Model Name
Charger
Secondary Model
R/T
Vehicle Type
Passenger Car
Hobby Segment
Muscle Car
Mileage
37833

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
426 HEMI V8
Engine Number
n/a
Heads
n/a
Fuel Specification
Racing Fuel
Fuel Delivery System Type
Dual 4 Barrel
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Transmission Spec
A727 Torqueflite
Transmission Number
n/a

Misc

Entertainment System Type
n/a
Battery Location
n/a
Battery Shut Off
n/a
Battery Charger
n/a
Power Steering
No
Air Conditioning
No

Interior

Interior Color
White
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes

Body

Body Style
Hardtop
Doors
2
Body Color
n/a
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat Urethane
Stripes
Yes

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Torsion bar
Rear Suspension Type
n/a
Axle Specification
8 3/4
Front Wheel Specification
14x6" Steel
Rear Wheel Specification
n/a
Front Tire Specification
14" Redline
Rear Tire Specification
n/a
Front Brakes Specification
n/a
Rear Brakes Specification
n/a
Spare
Factory
Exhaust Type
Dual Exhaust
Muffler Type
Factory Replacement

History

Restoration Status
n/a
Mileage Since Restoration
n/a
Awards Summary
n/a
Historical Documents Summary
n/a

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