Dodge Charger R/T (diecast 1:18, Ertl Authentics)

  • Dodge Charger R/T (from 1968)
  • Ertl Authentics
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • black
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging does not exist
  • Not for sale
Limited edition
 
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Legendary Dodge Charger R/T - The Original

The Dodge Charger R/T, originally designed by Chrysler and thoroughly inspected by Bill Brownlie, is an icon of American automotive history. The R/T (Road/Track) was designed to provide excellent performance both on the road and the racetrack. The production of the second generation started in 1968 and lasted until 1970. This vehicle became known as a jewel of the muscle car era, known for its rugged construction and impressive engine power. The famous Dodge Charger R/T offered various engine options, ranging from the 6.3-liter V8 Hemi with 300 horsepower to the extremely powerful 7.2-liter V8 Hemi with 425 horsepower. These performance parameters made the Charger a sought-after vehicle among speed enthusiasts and collectors.

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Technical Details and Features of the Original

Tech enthusiasts will appreciate the technical finesse of the Dodge Charger R/T. With an impressive length of 5.17 meters (203.5 inches) and a wheelbase of 2.97 meters (117 inches), it weighed around 1,700 kilograms (3,748 pounds). The suspension system consisted of Transverse Torsion Bars at the front and Leaf Springs at the rear, giving the vehicle exceptional road handling. The design of the Charger was thanks to the famous design chief Elwood Engel, who insisted on a bold, aggressive look. Distinctive features include the iconic grille, muscular body lines, and the "Coke Bottle" contours. The Charger often came equipped with features like disc brakes, Heavy-Duty Suspension, and a Dual-Exhaust system. Apart from the performance-oriented drivetrain, the Charger was also known for its aerodynamic enhancements that minimized air resistance and optimized speed.

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Collector-Quality Miniature from Ertl Authentics

For model car collectors and enthusiasts, the Ertl Authentics replica of the Dodge Charger R/T in 1/18 scale offers a detailed way to own a piece of automotive history. This miniature, made of high-quality diecast material, captures the essence of the original vehicle with remarkable precision. This is a limited edition, adding to its collector's value. In the collection of Modelly member "Oldtimer," this sturdy reproduction adorns the visual brilliance of the original. The glossy black color scheme of the model emphasizes its aggressive stance and highlights the characteristic elements like the chrome front grille and detailed paintwork. These models are not only visually appealing but also remarkably well-crafted and authentically detailed in both exterior and interior upon closer inspection.

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Contemporary Context of the Original

The year 1968, when the second generation of the Dodge Charger R/T debuted, was marked by several significant events. In the USA, civil rights legislation continued to progress, while globally, the Beatles' song "Hey Jude" was released and was a massive commercial success. In China, the Cultural Revolution was still a topic of intense debate. These historic moments give a good sense of the context in which this vehicle of the muscle car era existed and illustrate the temporal positioning of the Dodge Charger R/T. For model car collectors interested in history, this car offers a significant appeal not only from a mechanical perspective but also in its historical context.


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