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Dodge Material – What Made Me a Dodge Boy?

A decade after catching Dodge Fever, I bought this numbers-matching 1968 HEMI® V8 Charger R/T (XS29J8B119772) in 1987. It would be the first of three Dodge HEMI engine cars I’ve owned (so far). 

I was about 12 years old when I became Dodge Material (as the classic magazine ads of the ‘60s called Dodge owners). Though my (now) 51-year-old “neck top computer” has stored — and forgotten — volumes of information in the four decades since, I distinctly recall two hugely influential fan-making Dodge events as if they happened last week….

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Dodge Material – What Made Me a Dodge Boy?

The Dodge Heritage Series: Part 5, 1960-1969

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Welcome back to the Dodge Heritage Series, a 10-part exploration of Dodge brand history. This is Part 5 in the series.

 

The 1960s were a memorable time for Dodge. It was the golden age of the American muscle car, and Dodge was on the cutting edge of performance, engineering and styling and would lead the way in producing some of the most exciting cars of the era.

 

Dodge didn’t offer just one high-performance nameplate during these years, but an entire lineup of cars with industry-leading muscle and flair. While the early 1960s…

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The Dodge Heritage Series: Part 5, 1960-1969

A Pair of Crowns: 1968 Coronet R/T and Super Bee Hulks Await Restoration

Story & photos by Steve Magnante. Please hover over each picture for more information.

 

On first glance, only the domed hood sets this WS23L Coronet R/T hulk apart from a run–of-the-mill Slant Six or 318 car. While family-style Coronets came with flat hoods, only the R/T and Super Bee screamers carried this non-functional domed unit, which also saw service in 1969 (on non-cold air cars). Despite the kinked hinge, severe surface rust and botched plastic fill job, it’s salvageable.

 

 

A car’s name is just as important as its outward appearance. The sleekest…

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A Pair of Crowns: 1968 Coronet R/T and Super Bee Hulks Await Restoration