If we were to buy a 1969 Dodge Charger, we’d want a manual-transmission version that looked like it had just been driven off the lot in 1969. Not everyone’s like us, however, as a recently built Detroit Speed-modified example of the legendary muscle car proves.
The Smoking Tire’s Matt Farah recently had a go in the modified Charger, which has been built up with modern day performance parts. A supercharged version of Fiat Chrysler’s 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine sits under the hood and is linked up to an automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Performance suspension, heated and cooled seats, automatic climate control and other modern-day add-ons round out the package, which according to Farah cost a significant sum to throw together.
Hear what Farah thinks of this expensive and intricate build by watching the video above. It’s not our definition of a dream ’69 Charger, but this is an impressive build whether it’s to your tastes or not.