1969 Dodge Charger R/T illustration print

Dodge Charger R/T Side

For the second generation, the high-performance R/T package was added and came standard with the previous generation’s 440 “Magnum”, with the 426 Hemi optional. The 1969 model year brought exterior changes included a new grille with a center divider and new longitudinal taillights. The bumble bee stripes returned as well, but were changed slightly. Instead of four stripes, it now consisted of a wide stripe framed by two smaller stripes. In the middle of the stripe, an R/T cutout was placed.

There were two different 383 engines available for the 1969 model year: 2-barrel and 4-barrel. The 2-barrel was rated at 290 hp and the four barrel rated at 330 hp. The 330-hp engine was unique to the Charger model in 1969, while it was available with an un-silenced air cleaner option, it differed internally from the 335-hp 383 “Magnum”. In 1969 the B-series engines were all painted Chrysler Engine Turquoise with the exception of the 4-barrel 383 four speed and 440 Magnum engines which were painted Chrysler “High-Performance Orange” and the 426 Hemi was painted “Street Hemi Orange”. The 383 Magnum was used in Road Runners and Super Bees, but did not appear in a Charger body until 1971.

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Turquoise 1969 Dodge Charger RT print