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Oldie with 707 hp: Ringbrothers 1969 Custom Dodge Charger

The Ringbrothers have built a spectacular charger. The vehicle from 1969 was equipped with a Hellcat crate engine, among other things.

The New Zealand racing driver Greg Murphy is really to be envied. Not because he's won the Bathurst 1000 four times, but because of the car he's getting. It is a first generation Dodge Charger, built in 1969, second built in 2021. Yes, you read that correctly: second built. Because the US mechanics Ringbrothers actually didn't leave any part unturned in the new edition of this American classic.,

In this case, the client did the dismantling and preparation of the base vehicle himself. The individual parts then went to the Ringbrothers in Spring Green in the US state of Wisconsin, almost 13,000 kilometers away. There the Charger really experienced a second spring, because the restomod tuners are not content with packing modern technology in historical cases. The entire vehicle has undergone a major structural modernization, saying goodbye to the original Chrysler B platform. The ladder frame construction became a self-supporting body.

Mopar Hellcat Crate Engine

In addition to the "Pile Up Yellow" paintwork from BASF, the spectacular look is also ensured by specially manufactured light-alloy wheels from HRE. In addition to a new Flowmaster exhaust system, a carbon cardan shaft, adjustable dampers, six-piston brakes, Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires and of course the Crate Engine are responsible for spectacular performance. The latter does not only carry the Hellcar logo for decoration. The 6.2-liter supercharged V8 delivers 707 hp, the power of which is sorted by a manual six-speed gearbox from Tremec.,

The Ringbrothers wrap the interior extensively in black perforated leather. Matching the exterior, yellow stitching accentuates the seating, door panels and center console. The Motec engine control module also sends its data to digital retrofit instruments in the cockpit. For the first time, the US tuners are also installing a steering wheel from their own production. It consists of carbon, three aluminum spokes and a 3D-printed control element with which the horn is activated. And that's where we've come to the consolation of this story. Of course, you cannot have this charger because it is a one-off made to order. But the Ringbrothers sell the steering wheel to everyone. The retrofit part should be available in the online shop soon.,


The first Dodge Charger is an icon among American muscle cars, but well-preserved and rust-free specimens are rare. The client Greg Murphy, on the other hand, should be happy with this new construction for a long time to come. The Ringbrothers from the USA turned the 1969 car inside out under the sheet metal and transformed it into a modern reinterpretation.


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