I grew up watching the Dukes of Hazzard and have always loved the look of the 1969 Chargers.
This car spent its whole life in Colorado and was virtually rust free; I am the third owner and have the factory build sheet. The car was originally B5 blue with black interior. When I purchased this vehicle most of the mechanical work was already done. The previous owner kept impeccable records, everything from rebuilding the engine to bulb replacement was documented. The car sports
The original Torq flight 727 automatic transmission with Hurst comp shifter backs up the motor with a sure grip rear. The engine has been completely balanced and blue printed and run on the Dyno clocking in at 436 horsepower. I added the new aluminum radiator and new gas tank. The car had Crager 5 star rims.
Being a big fan of Quentin Tarantino films, I saw the movie Death Proof. Death Proof overall is a mediocre movie, but the car chase scenes and it being done in 1970’s style cinema I loved. I decided to make the Charger into a Death Proof clone. The car was painted by Lopez paint and body Flat Hot rod black and I added the American Racing Vector SE rims and new black interior.
In the movie the Death Proof Skull and lightning bolts appear on the hood on the 1970 Nova only, not the Charger, so I decided to pay homage to the movie by putting the skull and lightning bolts underneath the hood. I also have the chrome rubber duck with custom made base for the front hood; I just have not mounted it yet. My plan is to have two separate hoods so I can choose whether to have the duck or not. The car is as exact on the exterior as you can get to the Death Proof movie car right down to the same license plate numbers Tarantino used in the movie. By the Way, they are also the same numbers on the plate used in the 1970’s flick Dirty Mary Crazy Larry. This car is a lot of fun to drive.
|Zoe and Traci on the hood of the Death Proof Charger|
Production Shots from Death Proof
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