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« on: June 15, 2006, 05:52:26 AM »

with a lot of cars getting parted out on ebay and such, how many 2nd gen cars are left? give me your thoughts.
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2006, 07:57:07 AM »

I got mine!
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I like mine, It's a 69


« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2006, 08:24:47 AM »

I got one too.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2006, 10:25:12 AM »

hey guys don't scare me any further with those figures....
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2006, 10:46:58 AM »

every day there's less of them
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2006, 10:53:04 AM »

3   Grin
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2006, 05:43:36 PM »

there is still quite a few laying around, but the really solid ones are getting very tough to find, or afford.
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2006, 05:54:25 PM »

  All the beaters are coming out of the bushes. Like the dented up, cut up, burned out Daytona on e-bay.
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2006, 09:31:53 PM »

20% survival rate?  Just guessing, I really have no idea.
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2006, 10:23:20 PM »

they made alot of them  Huh
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« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2006, 11:09:22 PM »

I think they fared better than many other cars of the era. But quite a few are gone. Whenever I see a set of decent doors or a nice grille, I figure its one car gone. Though many rotboxes are creeping out of the woodwork, pretty soon they are going to be the only way for many working guys to get one. With places like Auto Rust technicians making caps for all of the frame parts, I think many of these cars will be fixed up eventually.
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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2006, 09:16:30 AM »

thanks for responding
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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2006, 04:50:57 PM »

Well.... That is kinda a catch 22 question, because there are many factors involved in the number left.....  The second gen Chargers were just used cars in the 70s, became collectors cars in the 80s (partially due to DOH), even more sought after in the 90s and since the price boom, are just getting harder and harder to find orginal, unrestored examples of.  Junk, rusty shells that I looked at in the mid 90s (and passed on at $500) are now showing up on ebay at multiples (4-8X) of that price  and people buy them because they can't find a better car to work with at their price range.  A lot of the Chargers that went into the junkyards in the early years just did not make it, but if they went into the right junkyards (R&R for example), they were saved at least for a while.  The main problem is that alot of the saved ones were "rode hard and put away wet", leading to later damage that needs to be fixed.  So, while they exist, they might only be a shell with a few parts attached.....  The rare ones at least had a chance of being kept in a garage, as most of the shells that I find are 318 auto cars.  The DOH effect both helps them and hurts them at the same time as people began restoring them to make GLs, but I know of at least two factory orginal RTs (one a 68) that were converted into GLs that did not need to be.  As more movies are made that feature Chargers, they become even more sought after, even to the point that bad parts cars become restoration projects.  Long gone are the days of finding a row of them (unless they are your own) in a field.  I grew up in Kansas where I saw a row of 20 second gens at one time out in a farmers field (used as a wind break nonetheless), but by the time I was able to earn the $ needed to buy one, they were long gone (crusher took them in the late 80s)....  (I know of a particular second gen Charger RT/SE Hemi car that was destroyed back in the 80s by a drunk teen playing DOH out in his father's field).  The car was cut up and sold in pieces later (Wish I had the # info off of that one....)  So, while some kept their Chargers pristine, others trashed theirs until they were gone.  As time ticks on, attrition plays its part and less and less good ones are left, but more and more projects can fall out of the workwork (but that only goes until that dries up too).........
 
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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2006, 05:20:48 PM »

an R/T S.E. Hemi?..  Tongue
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« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2006, 05:35:18 PM »

I say 7623
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« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2006, 05:42:38 PM »

and every single one of them is some shade of green.  icon_smile_approve
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« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2006, 07:57:21 PM »

How many '68 Chargers were made?
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« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2006, 09:03:24 PM »

Does anyone have the production numbers for each Gen?  It would be interesting to find out how many are left.........even if its just a ballpark figure!  icon_smile_big
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« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2006, 09:05:22 PM »

I can think of one charger that hasn't gone up in prices and are very easy to get running 12's . icon_smile_big
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« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2006, 10:41:18 PM »

well there were approximately 215,000 or so chargers made from 68-70.. i'd venture to say counting shells and those not found/ or in junkyards.. maybe 25000 or so
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« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2006, 11:35:58 PM »

I got mine and a RT in my sights Roll Eyes
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« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2006, 11:38:34 PM »

well there were approximately 215,000 or so chargers made from 68-70.. i'd venture to say counting shells and those not found/ or in junkyards.. maybe 25000 or so

well, we all know where at least 20 are.... icon_smile_big
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« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2006, 01:33:11 AM »

I got mine (and an R/T  Shocked ).

It's not gonna be restored to the way it was when it left the factory, but it's still gonna be a '68 charger, it's gonna be better then new, and it's gonna be a kick ass muscle car.

The purists may not approve but a modified '68 charger is better then a dead '68 charger.
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« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2006, 06:53:47 AM »

Good for you Rack.  It's your car so do what you want, just don't kill it. icon_smile_big
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« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2006, 01:26:11 PM »

Just purchased a 70 Charger 500 original plum crazy,white top and interior car about 2weeks ago. They are still out there.
Just have to look harder.
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