Heartbreak of The Day: The Most Rotted 1970 Charger We’ve Ever Seen


Mopars are common to rust out, it’s just by-product of the factory assembling cars with so many key components left untreated and in raw metal. Add to it the majority of Mopars being sold throughout the “rustbelt” and in areas where heavy snows are treated by dumping huge amounts of salt, and you’ve got a deadly combination. We’ve seen a lot of rusty Mopars in our lifetime. Some better than others but there are always those memorable few that stand out. We recently came across a factory 1970 Dodge Charger R/T for sale on Craigslist down in Florida and we can simply not believe how much rust is has!

This will forever be one of the memorable few! You probably couldn’t even really call it a Charger anymore, more so a rusted pile of metal with a Charger R/T badge. According to the seller of this rusted hulk, they drove the car into the very spot it was pulled from twenty years earlier. When they pulled it out, it broke into chunks and pieces. We’ll let the pictures and ad do the talking. They truly speak 1,000 words!!

“This is a real R/T U-code car. The car was one of the worst rusted cars I have ever seen, when we pulled it out from behind the building, it came out in chunks and pieces, what I’m selling here is the 440 auto, complete from front bumper to the doors, there’s no cowl, however, it does have the k-member, power drum brakes, exhaust manifolds, bad bumper, possibly usable parts from grille and hide away headlights; hood and fenders are toast, I drove the car there over 20 years ago.”

[This, ladies and gentlemen, is the reason why hoarders are the very worst. We’ve all seen examples of cars rotting in fields – yet, not too far gone to be saved – that the owners refuse to let loose. What results from their greed and lack of foresight are completely totaled machines that will never travel another mile again under their own power. – Ed.]

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Cody Krueger

Car Feature Editor – cody.krueger@shawgroupmedia.com Since the age of 4, Cody has been obsessed with everything Mopar. On Christmas of 1998, Cody's parents gave him a rusty '69 Charger shell that his father saved from a field. Cody's garage still features that '69 Charger as well as the additions of a '71 Charger R/T, '71 Super Bee, '73 Duster, '08 Challenger SRT8 and a '13 Ram 3500. Cody can truly and proudly say that he is a true Mopar nut in love with all types of Mopars!

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