Made only with the purpose of dominating the super speedways in mind, Dodge introduced the Charger Daytona in 1969. Only 503 cars were built to be sold to the public, just enough to homologate for NASCAR. Of the 503 built for the street, only 70 came with the Legendary 426 HEMI engine. This Charger Daytona is one of them.Source: blog.hemmings.com
Complete with documentation all the way back to the first owner, this Charger Daytona is one of the best documented on the market. It has passed through only six owners before the current owner bought it in 2003. It was originally sold and held by the first owner until 1971, when the second owner purchased the car and stored it in a dry-climate barn until 1988. At that time it was discovered and bought by the third owner, who set out to restore the car to original condition. The car went through a thorough refreshing on the mechanicals and exterior, as well as replacing the few worn interior pieces. All body numbers were left intact and unaltered, as the car needed little to no metal work due to it being stored properly in a dry climate. After the restoration was completed, the owner set about taking it to show. The car took 1st place in the 1988 Winged Warriors/Daytona Superbird Auto Club meet in the restored stock Daytona Class, and it repeated the honor through 1990. Numerous other top finishes at regional shows in the Illinois area followed.
From 1990 through 2003, the Charger Daytona changed hands three more times before being purchased by the current owner. The car sits today just as it did after the restoration in 1988, still retaining its original drivetrain and majority of the original interior. The odometer shows just over 31,000 miles, which is believed to be original. The car is accompanied by the original Build Sheet, as well as documentation that includes all receipts from the restoration and registrations from previous owners. Additionally it has been inspected and authenticated by Mopar expert Dave Wise, who documented his findings in the report that comes with the car.
Overall, this is a very honest, solid sheet-metal car with one repaint and excellent documentation.