"Story of my nineteen. sixty-nine Charger Artie S. C.. Four forty four speed. I found an ad in the newspaper. classifieds twenty three years ago for a nineteen sixty-nine charger for forty for sale. Seventy two hundred no weather info. This is when people took out ads in the weekly newspaper. classifieds there was not much internet traffic at the time in regards to Carcelle. Usually you had to find these in the newspaper or wait for the local auto trader. Come out I contacted. The person in spoke with his wife. She stated her husband could drive the car to work the following day so that I could come and look at it unbeknownst. unbeknownst to me he worked at the Flint stamping plant in Flint Michigan. I drove up to see the car. The following day it was parked in the flint stamping plant assembly yard. Somewhat rough area in here sits the sixty nine charter. After walking up to the car it was obvious it was more than a plane charger. There was RT badges on the grill rear of the car. I also noticed SC Z.. Badges on the sale panel looking inside the window there was a large pistol grip. Gun handle shifter sticking out of the council knock correct for the year but exciting nonetheless. There was mud all over the car from the person driving it to work that day. I open the hood in decoded. The data plate car was rt se. Four forty four speed Dana in a car made in hamtramck excess VIN originally a triple green stripe delete car now triple black. Paint was decent. No Rust or rot whatsoever. I I contacted the seller went to his house. The following day and purchase the car on the spot was also given extra seats exercise glass and miscellaneous parts that my wife wondered why we needed. Ll took the car to a local used car. Lot the following week to get appraised this used car dealer used to sell old muscle cars. He walked around the car and noticed a few things about that look familiar. He went into his office and came out with a picture which was about five years old at the time of my car that I just purchased. He states that he brought the car back from California to in Michigan and was the person who sold it to the gentleman that I bought it from. He actually gave me that older picture of the car. Since that time I've replaced the motor transmission and the usual parts. It's in pieces for the car. Currently has four ninety six muscle motor stroke or with solid Cam. It'll brock aluminum heads ten and a half to one compression pump gas. I have a picture of my my son who was two years old at the time poking his head out the window. He is now twenty six and he drives the car regularly and also helps me work on the car. I enclosed a picture of my son when he was as little as a video of him now. Driving it twenty four years later I'm in the seventy challenger as we went for a cruise. Thank you for your podcast. Great Info you provide and will continue to listen Doug Doug Doug thanks for sending in your story what a deal seventy two hundred dollars for an original sixty nine nine. RT as he four forty four speed car that is cool Although it is no longer the original triple green which. I'm actually a a fan of that color combination. It is very cool that it is now triple black I'm not mad at black. I think black is a great color especially for a charger. And it's good that you still have the original fender tag. That's always good for documentation purposes. And it's awesome that your son has been with the car since he was young. That is very very cool to. I always say that. It's great getting kids involved when they're young with these cars because it's something that they will take with them for the rest of their lives and it's Cooler Hulu let him drive. It sounds like a little bit of a monster with a four ninety. Six big block stroke over. That's cool and the nice thing about a car. That Eh was already modified when you got it or that was not necessarily one hundred percent original stock. You know what I mean. I sometimes like those cars because it allows you to make it your own and to modify it to be the car you want it to be and not necessarily what the factory wanted it to be so. It's not always a bad thing when cars are built off of the fender tag as far whereas you know when it's triple green car and somebody goes you know what I hate that color combination. I'm a do triple black. So that's cool. I don't have a problem problem with that. You know what I mean especially if your whole purpose is to enjoy the car and you're not looking at it as a long term investment for originality because has that's out the window you know so with a car like this you can do what you want to it because it specialty you and you're not concerned about the end value. That's always cool thing. So you know very cool charger. I like the pictures and I liked the video a lot really fun and Dan. It's good to see that your kid is driving the car a lot and he's enjoying it"