1969 Dodge Charger
1969 was the second year of the second version of the Dodge Charger.
For 1969 the body remained the same, but there was a new divided grill and new rectangular tail lights. The backup lights were now located below the rear bumper.
The 318 cubic inch V-8 was standard (230 hp and 340 ft-lbs of torque), though a 225 cid slant-six (145 hp and 215 ft-lbs of torque) could also be ordered. Also optional were a 383 two-barrel (290 hp and 390 ft-lbs of torque), a 383 four-barrel (330 hp and 425 ft-lbs of torque), a 440 Magnum (375 horsepower 480 ft-lbs of torque), and the 425 horsepower 426 Hemi with 490 ft-lbs of torque.
The rear Bumble-Bee stripes were slightly changed, but still came standard with the R/T package. The stripes could be deleted for no cost.
The SE (Special Edition) option package added some luxury features such as leather inserts for the front seats and a wood-grained dash face. The SE package could be ordered with both the regular and R/T Chargers.
The Charger 500 was introduced, which had a new grill with fixed headlights and a flush rear window, both for better aerodynamics. It was designed to help make the Charger more competitive on the NASCAR circuit but didn't help as much as hoped.
More R&D produced the Charger Daytona, which was much more successful in NASCAR races. It had an 18 inch fiberglass nose extension and a huge rear wing mounted 23 inches above the trunk. Both modifications improved the car's aerodynamics substantially, and a race version of the Daytona had a top speed of 205 mph. A little over 500 Charger Daytonas were sold.
The General Lee, an orange 1969 Charger featured on The Dukes of Hazzard TV show (1979–1985), popularized the car a decade after it left the factory.
1969 Charger Key Differences
A 1969 Dodge Charger has a split front grill which was the only year of this version to do so. Long, rectangular tail lights were used in ‘69 and ‘70, but the 1970 Charger had a front bumper that encircled the grill (which was not divided).
1968 - 1970 Chargers were very similar and used the same body, however differences in their grills and tail lights make it easy to tell them apart.
How to Identify a 1969 Dodge Charger
1969 Charger Grill
1969 Charger Front Bumper
1969 Charger Grill Emblem
1969 Charger Grill R/T Emblem
1969 Charger Front Side Marker Light
1969 Charger Rear Side Marker Light
1969 Charger Rear
1969 Charger Tail Light
1969 Charger Back Up Lights
1969 Charger Rear Emblem
1969 Charger Rear R/T Emblem
1969 Charger Vinyl Roof
1969 Charger Dash
1969 Charger Seats
1969 Charger C-Pillar Emblem
1969 Charger Fuel Cap
1969 Charger 440 Magnum Engine
1969 Charger Hood Vent
1969 Charger Rear Stripe
1969 Charger Rear R/T Stripe
1969 Charger Rim
1969 Charger Magnum 500 Wheel
General Lee Charger
More 1969 Charger Pictures
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