The Dodge Charger is one of the most iconic muscle cars ever built in Detroit. Despite this, there is still a good reason to update those classic cars with modern technology because it can make them safer, more reliable and easier to live with on a daily basis. That’s what happened to the 1968 Charger that might be one of the tastier restaurants we’ve seen.
In classic black with subtle backlit stripes at the back, very little on the exterior of this charger tells you how modern it is beneath the surface. If anything happens it has to be the 20-inch wheels and big Wilwood brakes that you can see through.
It needs those big brakes too since it has a 6.4L HEMI V8 engine paired to a Tremec six-speed manual transmission. According to the announcement on Bring a Trailer, it was pulled from a 2014 Dodge Challenger that rolled off the factory floor with 470 horsepower.
To help this Charger handle all that power, it has a Magnum Force front subframe, four-link rear suspension, coil-overs, and Toyo R888 sticky tires on all four corners. Mods to the Dodge aren’t just performance-oriented though. The interior has also been tastefully updated.
The 2014 Challenger itself has donated its seats for this car, so it has modern comfort and support for both long and short trips. It also has Vintage Air climate control, a unique pistol-grip shifter, and even a custom audio system that includes a Pioneer touchscreen infotainment system and a Rockford Fosgate subwoofer.
The odometer only shows 1,500 miles on the 6.4L V8 but the mileage on the chassis is unknown. Despite that, we think this might be a near-perfect Dodge Charger to drive on a regular basis. Modern braking, acceleration, reliability, and comfort are all made more enjoyable when the car you’re in looks as good as this 1968 remodel.