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Author Topic: Operation: Press Release Hemi Charger 500, #614  (Read 5443 times)
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« on: March 15, 2019, 02:43:03 PM »

Operation #614; well, the day has come.. My 4th 1969 Dodge Charger 500 is actually one of the original pilot group of 6 designated for Press Release, they were all built at the same time. Luckily she survives with her original 426 Hemi. As you can see from the fender tag, the VON is 925004.. 500 VON's always start 925xxx.. This car is 925004..
It has been told that 3 of the first were 4speeds and 1 auto known (mine).. Two unknown.. It is highly likely mine is this 500 in Bud Lindermann's road test on the new Dodge Charger 500..

Thanks Danny for number correction.

https://youtu.be/wLX1h6jvWYs  <<< Road Test video

Want to give special thanks to Tom, previous owner for over 30+ years, Daniel Liebrandt for connecting us and Dave Points for his assistance on this trip. Kim Cook Hawkes, honey, guess I'll be in the garage of you're looking for me.. 😀

On my way home now.. So, this is what I went after yesterday.


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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2019, 02:49:22 PM »

Might remember this thread...


http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,131510.0.html


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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2019, 03:05:49 PM »

Woo, woo. Congrats Troy!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2019, 03:18:31 PM »

Cool!  Congrat's!

The video is a great resto reference.  Are the rear reflector holders painted BODY color!  (The horror!)
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2019, 03:22:31 PM »

Cool!  Congrat's!

The video is a great resto reference.  Are the rear reflector holders painted BODY color!  (The horror!)

Yeap.. On this 500 I will have to honor that.. Lol
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2019, 03:25:43 PM »

Nice Score  AB
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2019, 06:08:34 PM »

Troy be honest. It wasn't the Hemi was it-it was the hood mounted turn signals that did it.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2019, 06:20:38 PM »

O-gezzzz your gonna need more fender fillers, your a steady customer nana.... that's gonna be a "spendy" project, good luck with the new toy Troy!
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2019, 06:44:53 PM »

Congrats on this project.  Hope it turns out better for you than the bird
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2019, 06:48:30 PM »

 Wow  Shocked   Congratulations  ABT   awesome stuff  yesnod  2thumbs

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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2019, 07:28:46 PM »

http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php?topic=61184.0. This same car
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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2019, 07:36:43 PM »

O-gezzzz your gonna need more fender fillers, your a steady customer nana.... that's gonna be a "spendy" project, good luck with the new toy Troy!

Nope.. 😀   have a set already.. But may need to get the rubber trim...
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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2019, 08:48:05 PM »

How hot is the hemi? My favorite Youtube video. Love the burnouts with the bias ply tires.Nice find. Congrats.
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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2019, 09:14:18 PM »

Cool beans Troy!  yesnod
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« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2019, 10:10:21 PM »

Troy be honest. It wasn't the Hemi was it-it was the hood mounted turn signals that did it.  Wink

Neither... It was the thickness of dust to become "barn-find" status.. 😀
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« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2019, 11:11:49 PM »

Very cool! Congratulations!
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« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2019, 11:58:59 PM »

Congrats 2thumbs  LEON.
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« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2019, 12:05:30 AM »

IIRC there were two 69 Charger 500 PR vehicles,one Hemi automatic car,and one 4 speed car. The 4 speed car was stolen,and recovered and Cotton Owens ended up with it minus the drivetrain. Troys car is the automatic car featured on Road and Track.
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« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2019, 06:55:28 AM »

Awesome news Troy! Man thats so cool you have the road test car,! I think I have watched that video 1,000 times! You should bring it to the 50th Aero Reunion this October As in found maybe running condition.
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« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2019, 09:20:40 AM »

Awesome.

This one's a keeper.  cheers
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It started out as a rusty, green '69 R/T SE.

Now, it's well on it's way to being a Daytona.

A fake Daytona, that is.
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« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2019, 11:21:37 AM »

Troy is determined to own every 69 Charger 500 that was ever built!
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« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2019, 11:31:58 AM »

Congrats brother....you are the king of trade ups!  Bigger & better every time.  Good luck!
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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2019, 02:58:10 PM »

IIRC there were two 69 Charger 500 PR vehicles,one Hemi automatic car,and one 4 speed car. The 4 speed car was stolen,and recovered and Cotton Owens ended up with it minus the drivetrain. Troys car is the automatic car featured on Road and Track.

Nice find, Troy!!  2thumbs

Cotton had nothing to do with the "stolen/recovered" PR Charger 500.

Here's the real story of the stolen/recovered PR Daytona: https://oppositelock.kinja.com/how-a-stolen-car-became-nascars-fastest-and-ended-up-1763429837

This information was first documented in 1995 by Frank Moriarty in his book "SUPERCARS - The story of the Dodge Charger Daytona and Plymouth Superbird".  He interviewed  Frank Wylie, the head of PR at Chrysler at the time.  A great book to get, if you can find a copy on ebay or amazon. The story is on page 107.

  Keep in mind it was written 3 years before  I found the #88, chassis # DC-93, in Iowa, sitting in a field, in plain view.  In 1995, everyone thought the blue painted #88 at the Nascar Museum in Talladega was the real car!!  

Sorry to hijack the thread, Troy, but I have to keep Chrysler aero history correct.   2thumbs

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« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2019, 03:18:30 PM »

Watts story of stolen 68Charger becomes 88 daytona


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1970 FY1 Superbird RM23UOA166242
1970 EV2 Superbird RM23VOA179697
1968 426 Road Runner RM21J8A134509
1970 Coronet RT WS23UOA224126
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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2019, 04:13:14 PM »

IIRC there were two 69 Charger 500 PR vehicles,one Hemi automatic car,and one 4 speed car. The 4 speed car was stolen,and recovered and Cotton Owens ended up with it minus the drivetrain. Troys car is the automatic car featured on Road and Track.

Nice find, Troy!!  2thumbs

Cotton had nothing to do with the "stolen/recovered" PR Charger 500.

Here's the real story of the stolen/recovered PR Daytona: https://oppositelock.kinja.com/how-a-stolen-car-became-nascars-fastest-and-ended-up-1763429837




This information was first documented in the 1995 by Frank Moriarty in his book "SUPERCARS - The story of the Dodge Charger Daytona and Plymouth Superbird".  He interviewed the Frank Wylie, the head of PR at Chrysler at the time.  A great book to get, if you can find a copy on ebay or amazon. The story is on page 107.

  Keep in mind it was written 3 years before  I found the #88, chassis # DC-93, in Iowa, sitting in a field, in plain view.  In 1995, everyone thought the blue painted #88 at the Nascar Museum in Talladega was the real car!! 

Sorry to hijack the thread, Troy, but I have to keep Chrysler aero history correct.   2thumbs



So your car is the stolen 69 Charger 500. I had remembered reading that Cotton Owens had received a 69 Charger 500 that was missing the engine and transmission and the fenders,and I assumed that it was the stolen Charger 500 that Hot Rod had lost.
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