1969 Dodge Charger Found In Alabama Barn Going Up For Auction, Could Fetch $180,000

Dec 18, 2015 12:17 PM EST | John Nassivera

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Dodge Charger fans will be happy to know that they will soon have the chance to get their hands on a vintage model that has been sitting in a barn for over 40 years.

The 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, which was found in a barn in Glenwood, Ala., will go up for auction next month in Kissimmee, Fla., and it will include most of its original features, such as a white wing spoiler and the original 440 Magnum engine, according to CNNMoney. The car, which has only 20,553 miles on it, was running until about four years ago.

Mecum Auctions notes that local judge was the first to buy the Charger Daytona, having purchasing it in 1969 for his wife. The car was then purchased by an 18-year-old future anesthesiologist in 1974 for $1,800, who would later paint flames on the front of it for a spring break in Florida.

The muscle car was then sold to Charlie Lyons, who runs a car restoration shop in Irvington, Ala. and is currently selling the car.

Chrysler only built 503 Charger Daytonas exclusively for the 1969 model year, UPI reported.

The car is expected to sell anywhere between $150,000 and $180,000, though the flame paint and the fact that it currently doesn't run may affect its value, and experts believe that the next owner will have to spend a lot of money if they plan on restoring it. The vehicle also comes with a Mopar 440 Magnum V-8 with a three-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission, factory headrest-equipped bucket seats, and a dash cluster with clock/tachometer.

The rust and torn up bucket seats inside may also impact the car's value, CNNMoney noted.

The Charger Daytona is no stranger to the Mecum auction, as a restored version of the car was sold at the auction in January for $900,000.

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