|1969 Dodge Charger 500 - Front View|
|1969 Dodge Charger 500 - Rear Right View|
Saw their NASCAR inspired Dodge Charger R / T Ford cars do not win in the high-bank oval tracks in 1968. Dodge engineers found the tunneled rear window lift and induced drag caused the mouth open and went back to the wind tunnel. Dodge engineers put a 1968 Coronet Grille in front and create the rear window line with the rest of the roof. That was the original prototype was a Charger 500 1968 Charger R / T with a 426 Hemi. The prototype was painted in B5 Blue with a white stripe.
|1970 Dodge Charger 500 Black - Front Left View|
|1970 Dodge Charger 500 Red - Rear Right View|
The Charger 500 was the standard with the 440 Magnum, but the literature states that the factory 426 Hemi was standard. The Charger 500 had the standard TorqueFlite and the same equipment as the standard R / T. The Charger 500 was tested for the production, has the green light and was one of the three models introduced in September 1968. The Charger 500 was a prototype TorqueFlite, white interior and a 426 Hemi.
|1971 Dodge Charger 500 Black - Front View|
|1969 Dodge Charger 500 HEMI Coupe - Front Left View|
The Charger 500 was available with air conditioning in the Magnum 440 for an extra R $ 357.65. The Charger 500 Hemi was available with an extra 426 to R $ 648.20, The Charger 500 had the options A11 and V88 stripe was available with red, black and white colors. The Charger 500 sold for $ 3842.00 MSRP.
|Dodge Charger 500 Orange Julep - Front Right View|
|1971 Dodge Charger 500 Green - Front Left View|
A total of 500 Charger 500s were made, but only 392 were purchased for street use. The rest were bought by pilots and gutted, stripped, modified and / or painted. Only 67 500s were built with the Charger 426 Hemi 4-speed and 27 and 40 with TorqueFlite.
The Charger 500 is not getting the results expected in NASCAR superspeedway circuits and lost to the participants of the Ford Motor Company, but was successful in the shortest less than one mile (1.6 km) track.
|1969 Dodge Charger 500 Engine Components|
|1970 Dodge Charger 500 Blue - Front Right View|