JFK said it best – "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard." We chose to do this build because it had never been done like this before!
Posted by Bumbera's Performance on Friday, July 6, 2018
It Might Look Old-School but this 69 Charger is Almost Entirely Hellcat
If you make your way to any sort of car show or racing event, a lot of the time, when someone pops the hood of their vehicle, you never know what exactly it is that you’re going to find. Sometimes, you might find polished up original equipment that came with the car, maybe even something that’s a touch modified or perhaps, you’ll find some sort of outrageous swap that really makes the car an interesting discussion piece for those who are into that kind of thing. This time, we get the opportunity to check out something that really takes the latter to an all new level as it merges together new and old in such a way that is going to be tough to wrap your mind around.
On the surface, it looks like you have nothing more than an incredibly clean 1969 Dodge Charger. While such a car might be impressive, what we find lurking underneath is something that will get the pot stirred up even more. While the concept of taking a Hellcat powertrain and stuffing it into something else has been done a couple times, that’s not exactly where this swap ends.
Instead, the builders go above and beyond, taking not only the engine and other components that you will find powering the Hellcat and pump them into this old-school Dodge, but also take the liberty of putting most of the interior inside of it as well. They want to also maintain that this is a true ’69 Charger as opposed to just plopping an old school body on a new school car. Basically, that means that they had to go loco with the fabrication in order to make sure that everything fit just right.
If you follow along down in the video below, you’ll be able to see the perfect mashup of old meets new as most of a Hellcat is stuffed into something a little bit more old-school. It really serves as a stark reminder of just how different the cars are and how much they have really evolved over the years to become exactly what is that they have become today.