Video: Blown Small Block ’68 Dodge Charger Wows Euro Crowd


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Isn’t fun to see where vintage American muscle winds up? About a decade ago, we first heard of 60’s and 70’s Cadillacs being snatched up in droves and shipped off to Scandinavian nations. Classic muscle cars have always been a hot commodity and have been finding new homes overseas for decades. That is why we aren’t terribly surprised to see the whole of the cobblestone courtyard filled with American iron in the background of this video.

The star of Jamboolio’s YouTube video is a pretty intimidating – albeit a little comical – ’68 Dodge Charger. Riding low on a set of wide Centerlines with 2.5-inch exhaust burbling out beneath the bumper, the gray B-body idles casually through the crowd with a classic three-blade “bird catcher” atop a pair of Holley (presumably 600-plus-CFM) four-barrels feeding a supercharged 360cui (5.9L) small block plant.

Yes, Chargers didn’t start receiving the 360s until well into their third generation, but the motors are cheap, parts are plentiful and make plenty of power – especially if you’re force-feeding it with a Roots-style blower. The interior is also somewhat custom with an aftermarket dash and custom center console with high-backed buckets. Beneath the European plate is a Mexico license plate, making us wonder where exactly this Charger originated from.

Sure, the skull-and-crossbones are pretty goofy fixed in the grille, and we wish the chrome wasn’t painted over, or Charger emblems removed from the grille, C-pillars or rear valance, but hey. That’s personal preference stuff. Enjoy the video and let us know what you think of this modded Charger.

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Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – kevin.shaw@shawgroupmedia.com Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching Mopar Connection Magazine. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story. He's also the co-author of "The Chrysler B-Body Restoration Guide."

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