A 1969 Dodge Charger – it doesn’t get much better than that when it comes to muscle cars. It’s an awesome year, packed with great V8s and cool colors… though this V8 and this color weren’t on Dodge’s list. That’s because we are dealing with the latest restomod from the famous go-fast shop Ringbrothers.
Meet the “Captiv” a special project that was created for one of the biggest race car drivers… in New Zealand? You see, while Ringbrothers usually debuts awesome cars at SEMA, this one was built for four-time Bathurst 1000 winner and broadcaster Greg Murphy.
Work on the car actually started in New Zealend many moons ago and the charger was shipped to Spring Green, Wisconsin. In total, 4000 work hours have reportedly gone into making this thing, and it shows. For the most part, this looks like a very good Charger, but there are key differences.
For example, the front end has that custom black chin, slightly modified intake, and better fog lights. Down the sides, we see some blacked-out chrome trim. But the rear is the most interesting. There, the exhaust’s normal placement has been replaced by a diffuser while the tips cut through the sides of the quarters. Of course, there are many more fine details, such as the mirrors, gas cap and handles.
Ringbrothers’ work on the 69 Charger also includes the paint job in a specially mixed color called “Pile Up Yellow.” 20-inch HRE wheels have been installed at the back, covered in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. Behind those, a modern brake system and custom suspension reside.
But Mopar fans are going to be most pleased with what’s under the hood. That’s right, there’s a 6.2-liter Hellcat, the supercharged V8 wet dream. And it’s been fitted with a 6-speed manual which sits at the center of a custom, carbon-clad interior fit for a Porsche 911 GT3.