10 Fascinating Facts about the 1969 Dodge Charger

How much did a Dodge Charger cost in 1969?

Muscle cars during the mid to late 60s were often priced between $3,000 and $4,000—the 69 Dodge Charger was no different.

With five different versions available, there was a model for every budget on the price spectrum. The cheapest Dodge Charger was the base 6-cylinder Charger while the most expensive was the Charger Daytona—especially when equipped with a 426 Hemi.

ModelBase Price
Charger 6cyl.$3,003
Charger 8cyl.$3,109
Charger RT$3,575
Charger 500$3,843
Charger Daytona$3,993

Popular Options

While many muscle car packages came standard with specific options, there was always a host of additional choices one could select when going through the order form at the dealership.

Some of the most popular option upgrades, and their respective pricing, can be found below.

Option CodeOption NameCost
E74426 Hemi$648.20
A33Track Pak$142.85
A34Super Track Pak$256.45
A47Special Edition Package$161.85
N25Tach and clock$50.15
R21Solid State AM/FM Radio$134.95
R31Rear speaker$15.15
D91Sure-Grip differential$42.35 

What motor did the 1969 Dodge Charger have?

The 69 Dodge Charger had six engine options to choose from, ranging from the fuel-efficient 6-cylinder single barrel carburetor to the fire-breathing 426 Hemi fed by dual quad four-barrel carburetors.

8-cyl.383cid Hi-Perf4bbl
8-cyl.440cid Hi-Perf4bbl
8-cyl.426cid Hi-Perf2x 4bbl

How much horsepower does a 1969 Dodge Charger have?

The amount of horsepower a 69 Charger had depended on which engine was powering it. Horsepower ranged from 145 with the 6-cylinder all the way up to 425 horsepower with the 426 Hemi.

215 lb-ft
8-cyl.318cid2bbl230340 lb-ft
8-cyl.383cid2bbl290390 lb-ft
8-cyl.383cid Hi-Perf4bbl330425 lb-ft
8-cyl.440cid Hi-Perf4bbl375480 lb-ft
8-cyl.426cid Hi-Perf2x 4bbl425490 lb-ft

How many 1969 Dodge Chargers were made?

Production figures for the quintessential 1969 Dodge Charger swole to 104,978 units, an increase of 8,878 units compared to the 96,100 that rolled off the assembly line in 1968.

Total Production Figures (USA & Export)

ModelProduction Figures
Charger RT19,298
Non-Charger RT85,680*
*Includes 503 Daytonas and 392 Charger 500s.

US Production Figures

69 Dodge Charger RT

ModelProduction Figures
Charger RT 44018,344
Charger RT 426 Hemi432

69 Dodge Charger 500

ModelProduction Figures
Charger 500 440325
Charger 500 426 Hemi67

69 Dodge Charger Daytona

ModelProduction Figures
Charger Daytona 440433
Charger Daytona 426 Hemi70

How fast was a 1969 Dodge Charger?

The 69 Charger was capable of 13-second quarter-mile passes, traveling between 100-104 miles per hour when equipped with a 440 or a 426 Hemi. At NASCAR, it also reached top speeds of 200 mph.

During the inaugural Talladega 500 in September 1969, driver Charlie Glotzback #88 qualified with a white knuckle speed of 199.446 miles per hour—a world record at the time.

In the April 1969 issue of Hi-Performance Cars magazine, a Hemi-powered ’69 Dodge Charger 500 ran a 13.35-second quarter-mile, traveling at 104 miles per hour.

However, according to Super Stock & Drag Illustrated magazine, a 440-powered Charger RT ran a 13.83-second quarter-mile at 102.2 miles per hour in that same month and year.

Whether on the oval or at the quarter-mile track, a 69 Charger was a force to be reckoned with.

Shipping Weight3,103 lbs
Vehicle Length207.9 in
Wheelbase117 in
Width76.7 in
Height53.2 in

How many 1969 Dodge Charger Daytonas were made?

The 69 Dodge Charger Daytona was a one-year-only option engineered to dominate NASCAR races by reaching 200 miles per hour top speeds.

Homologation requirements mandated that 500 models be produced to race at NASCAR, which meant Dodge had to produce that many units to be sold to the public before it could race.

Dodge beat the homologation production requirement by three units, producing 503 total 1969 Dodge Charger Daytonas. All Charger Daytona started life with a 69 Charger RT base.

Its aerodynamic nose cone, 23-inch tall stabilizing wing on the rear decklid, and flush rear window helped Dodge win two races in 1969 with another four in the 1970 racing season.

Two engine options powered the Charger Daytona, including the mighty 440cid/375hp V-8 and the 426cid/425hp V-8. Choice of 3-speed automatic or 4-speed manual transmissions was available.

ModelProduction Figures
Charger Daytona 440433
Charger Daytona 426 Hemi70

What were the factory paint colors on a 1969 Dodge Charger?

Dodge sprayed 19 paint colors on the 69 Charger, including shades of blue, green, brown, yellow, turquoise, red, silver, white, and black.

CodeColor Name
A4Silver Metallic
B3Light Blue Metallic
B5Bright Blue Metallic
B7Medium Blue Metallic
F3Light Green Metallic
F5Medium Green Metallic
F6Bright Green Metallic
F8Dark Green Metallic
Q5Bright Turquoise Metallic
R4Bright Red
T3Light Bronze Metallic
T5Copper Metallic
T7Dark Bronze Metallic
Y4Gold Metallic

In addition, there were four vinyl top colors, including black, white, green, and tan. New for 1969 was the single wide Bumblebee stripe with three color options, including black, white, and red.

What interior colors did a 1969 Dodge Charger have?

In addition to the 27 paint colors, Dodge offered seven interior colors on all models of the 69 Charger, including the Base, SE, RT, and Daytona. 

Stunning color combinations include Black with Red interior, Red with Bright Red interior, Orange with White interior, Blue with Blue interior, and Turquoise with White interior. 

Bucket seat coverings were available in vinyl, leather, and cloth with vinyl. However, not all color options were available in leather or cloth and vinyl.

Following are the color codes for each type of bucket seat cover.   

Vinyl Bucket Seats


Leather Bucket Seats


Cloth & Vinyl Bucket Seats


The interior came with two different front seat options: bucket seats or buckets with a buddy seat that converted the front bucket seats into a bench seat and provided seating for up to three people.


How much is a 1969 Dodge Charger worth?

Sourced from Hagerty data, the value of 69 Charger ranges from $26k-$769k and is based on several variables, including the model, condition, engine, transmission, and color.

In terms of condition, the low end of the value spectrum starts with “Fair condition, followed by “Good”, then “Excellent”, and then the highest condition class “Concours” which is the most valuable.

Hagerty determines their values from four primary sources, including peer-to-peer sales (40%), dealer sales (25%), auctions (20%), and asking price (15%).

69 Dodge Charger Base Values

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69 Dodge Charger 500 Values

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69 Dodge Charger R/T Values

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69 Dodge Charger Daytona Values

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Value Adjustments

  • + 15% for Special Edition “SE” package
  • + 20% for 4-speed
  • – 10% for automatic
  • Colors can make an astonishing difference in value and scalability.

Values are current as of the publication date of this article.

How do you decode a 1969 Dodge Charger VIN?

The vehicle identification number (VIN) is located on the driver’s side dashboard and is visible through the windshield. The alphanumeric codes break down as follows. 

First Digit: Car Line


Second Digit: Price Class

PCharger (base)
SCharger RT
XCharger Daytona or Charger 500

Third & Fourth Digits: Body Type

292 door sports hardtop

Fifth Digit: Engine

B225cid 6 Cyl 1v
F318cid V-8 2v
G383cid V-8 2v
H383cid V-8 Hi-Performance 4v
J426cid V-8 Hemi 2x4v
L440cid V-8 Hi-Performance 4v

Sixth Digit: Year


Seventh Digit: Assembly Plant

CODEAssembly Plant
ALynch Rd., Detroit, MI
BHamtramck, MI
CJefferson Ave., Detroit, MI
DBelvidere, IL
ELos Angles, CA
FNewark, DE
GSt. Louis, MO
RWindsor, Ontario, Canada

Last Six Digits: Sequence Number

CodeSequence Number
123456Six-digit production sequence number
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