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1969 Dodge Charger R/T Spent 56 Years in a Barn, It's a Rare Survivor

Classic cars coming out of barns after sitting for decades are nothing new. We see them emerge into the light every week. But 1960s cars parked since the 1970s are not that common. This 1969 Dodge Charger is one of those classics that spent only a few years on public roads.
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Parked for unknown reasons in 1975, this Charger was driven for only six years and then spent almost 57 locked in a barn. Now that's something you don't see every day. And the really sad thing about it is that the Charger is quite a rare gem.

Not only it's an R/T with the SE package, but it also rocks a 440-cubic-inch (7.2-liter) V8 engine with a four-barrel carburetor. Rated at 375 horsepower when new, this mill was the next best thing after the expensive 426-cubic-inch (7.0-liter) HEMI. What's more, it's finished in Y3 cream, which is also rare, especially on unrestored cars.

And yes, this 1969 Charger is an unrestored survivor. It has seen better days, but it's still in one piece and it's very much complete. Making things that much better, the 440 V8 is the original, numbers-matching unit.

Well, it's definitely a car I wouldn't have kept in a barn for a half-century, but at least now it's off to a better home. Saved by YouTube's "Dennis Collins," it will get the attention it deserves and it will probably emerge again in a couple of years as a restored beauty.

The 1971 Corvette it spent a few good years next to was saved as well. It doesn't have a numbers-matching engine and it's in far better shape since it was last driven in 2006 or so, but it's also a cool classic to put back on the road.

This Charger is part of the second-generation muscle car that Dodge introduced in 1968. The nameplate's first major update, the second-gen Charger was replaced with a redesigned coupe in 1971. The Corvette is a C3, which arrived in showrooms in 1968 and was replaced in 1976.

Hit the play button below to watch them both coming out of storage after decades of neglect.

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