On this barn find hunt, Brutt and his friends were checking out a few classic cars on a farm, and before they left, the owner asked if they wanted to check out a couple of classics behind an old storage barn. And just like that, they discovered two R/T’s and a fully loaded 318 Charger.
In between steam tractors, John Deers, and old farm trucks, was a 1968 Dodge Charger R/T 440 car. The 1968 Charger is iconic to Dodge’s history in America. It was a comeback from the bad sales figures of the first-generation in 1966, and Dodge desperately needed a gloat-worthy driveway candy competitor for the Pontiac GTO, Ford Mustang, and Oldsmobile 442 that were making headway into the market.
In came the 1968 Dodge Charger R/T 440, and car enthusiasts in America have never felt the same again for 50 years. It was a high-performance two-door coupe with an imposing figure. It arrived at the dealerships packing a potent big block 440 V8 Magnum with a choice of a 4-speed manual or a 3-speed automatic making 375 hp. Brutt’s barn find was an untouched, original blue, second-gen, 4-speed manual 440 Charger.
Behind the 68 R/T were two more sick Chargers. A fully loaded 1968 318 and a 1969 charger R/T 440 car. The 68 318 Charger was in much better shape, but under the hood was a pack of rats. They had made a palace out of the original small-block V8 with 2-barrel carburetors.
Even though they haven't been sitting in the best conditions, it would be interesting to discover the stories behind the three classics and what restoration future awaits them.