In our first Fan Car Friday post we will be taking a look at a beautiful 1969 Charger. Fan Car Friday is a segment where we want to share with the world the automobiles that our fans either took meticulous care of from their start of or have restored and now take meticulous care of. The cars are not for sale and we have absolutely no affiliation/relationship with the cars, the build or the owners, we still saw the photos of them and felt they should be shared with the world to inspire others on their build. Or, simply put, its great eye candy for those of us who can’t make it to car shows or meetups as often as we would like. All posts are made with the written consent of the owners.
In Katie’s build the exterior has received the most love, while the engine hasn’t received quite as much attention. While everything has been happening little by little Katie isn’t complaining because its been a very fun experience.
Katie has been Mopar or no car since before she could drive. Her father purchased a 1970 sport satellite before she had even though about driving a car. For years it sat in their driveway while Katie looked on it longingly. She drove it to her job in Disneyland daily, until the power steering belt broke one day. She quickly learned about cars that day, she had no choice.
15 years later she decided to sell her love when she saw a 1969 charger become available. She became the third owner of this lovely car. Every time it changed hands, it was sold to someones neighbor, every time the owner knew it was going to a good home.
The car itself is a 440/727 with power breaks and steering as well as factory air conditioning. Did we mention its all numbers matching too? It was originally purchased fresh off the lot at Crenshaw Dodge in California where it was taken well care of until 2007 when it first changed hands. It wasn’t until 2015 that Katie would become the current proud owner.
On the way to pick up the Charger, Katie had some last minute jitters. She was wondering if it was the right thing to do, she sold the Sport Satellite to buy this and the charger cost more than her current daily driver. That’s when a white 1970 Charger drove past her and her father. It was a sign and she couldnt stop laughing. As Katie said “Thanks universe. I get it… this car was meant for me. ”
Now Katie owns a fully documented Charger with broadcast, window sticker, sales docs, maintenance records and a copy of every fill up. The previous owner only had the car repainted and a new vinyl top installed, while leaving the engine for later. So she is slowly shipping away at it as new issues arise due to old age.
Unfortunately the heater blew a few weeks ago so she is currently deciding if they should pull the engine to paint and rebuild it.
Katie’s favorite part about this car is going to car shows with her father (And his 1970 roadrunner) to have people ask him “is this (my charger) your car” and he just points to me. He always ends up winning the shows (his car is fully restored) but it’s a fun hobby to share with him!”
To reiterate, we have absolutely nothing to do with these “Fan Car Friday” vehicles and are simply sharing the photos and story we saw, with the written permission of the owner.