Antique Car Insurance: A Look at the 1968-1969 Dodge Charger
As mentioned in our post in December of 2013 entitled “The Most Desired Classic Muscle Cars”, the 1968-1969 Dodge Charger was considered to be one of the most visually striking and memorable of muscle cars in its’ time. The 1968-1969 Dodge Charger models were a restyled edition after sales dropped their previous season. Many people considered these revised vehicles to be some of the best looking mid-size cars out there.
Dodge released a Charger R/T (Raod/Track) vehicle as part of its “Scat Pack” to please the muscle-car crowd of the time. The Scat Pack also included the Coronet R/T and Dart GTS. Each sported bumblebee stripes around its tail and carried an engine appropriate for its title.
The 1968-1969 Dodge Charger models were aimed at “a rugged type of individual”, with ads noting that the vehicles were “not built for the common car crowd.” For many individuals, that was enough to create a craving for the 440-Magnum V-8 and innovative suspension.
Although the vehicles were advertised in this way, the Charger featured vinyl-trimmed bucket seats and a cushion available to position an extra passenger between the buckets, making it a car of comfort as well as style.
The 1968-1969 Dodge Charger has also been in various movie and T.V. scenes throughout the years, increasing its popularity. The television series The Dukes of Hazzard (1979-1985) featured a 1969 Dodge Charger that was named “The General Lee”. Most recently, the Dodge Charger made an appearance in “The Fast and the Furious”.
Whether you own a classic Dodge Charger or any other type of classic or antique car, it’s important to protect it financially with the right type of insurance coverage. At Condon Skelly, we know how exciting it can be to start a classic car collection. We’ve been helping our customers protect their classics with affordable, industry-leading insurance coverage since 1967. We’re a group of collectors, enthusiasts, and professionals who specialize in insuring all types of collector vehicles. For more information, please contact us today at (866) 291-5694.