The automobile you gaze upon In the gallery is a Dodge Viper GTS from 2001 – yeah, the creampuff – and General Lee’s domestic twin, the Dodge Charger R/T of ’69. The snake donated the underpinnings and motor, while the looks fell on the old-school classic's shoulders (and hips and everything else).
Where the creator of this contraption got the idea is irrelevant, but his work deserves a standing ovation and an at-arms salute. The body panels of the '69er Mopar were altered accordingly and tailored to fit on the chassis of the Viper.
In true R/T fashion, a red stripe adorns the trunk and rear quarters. It takes a very keen eye to notice the rolled-widened fenders that house the 13.5-inch-wide (345 mm) Michelin Pilot Sports on the rear wheels. The front wheels are slightly skinnier – at 10.8 inches (275 mm) – and all four corners have disc brakes (courtesy of the Viper GTS).
For improved handling, this 1969 Dodge Charger R/T sits on all-around independent suspensions and benefits from the power steering technology of the 2000s. At some point in its life, the Viper was involved in a collision with a “stationary object and embankment” that left it in a disabled state (as per the Carfax report).
It might be a far-from-the-tree fallen apple, but there is a genuine interest in this 450-hp (456 PS) V10 oddity that sends 490 lb-ft (664 Nm) to the rear axle. The car is listed for sale at an online auction, and the current value sits at $69,000, with seven days of bidding left at the time of this story.