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1969 Dodge Charger R/T 440

1969 Dodge Charger R/T in Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, Movie, 1974 IMDB

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: US

1969 Dodge Charger R/T 440

Position 1:12:42 [*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

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incog CA

2006-04-01 20:00

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It's a 1969 model.

TheDriver CH

2006-04-04 18:13

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...440!

TheDriver CH

2006-04-05 18:30

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Rating: 4 stars

Moparguy1973 US

2006-06-15 00:31

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Did y'all know that in this movie 3 different Dodge Chargers were used? You can tell in the DVD that one of the 69 Chargers is an R/T model, and the other is just a base model Charger (no R/T emblems), and one of the cars is quite obviously a 1968 Charger R/T (no split grille).

deadlineautotheft US

2006-06-18 06:34

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How fast can this car go?

Hecubus CA

2006-06-18 16:35

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deadlineautotheft wrote 1969 Dodge Charger Hemi440.

The Hemi and the 440 are separate engines (the Hemi was 426 cubic inches).

Explorer4x4

2006-06-19 20:54

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deadlineautotheft wrote How fast can this car go?

That'd be cool to know. Do Chargers top 120MPH? The 58' Fury did, in fact (information from Allpar.com) it is recorded it topped the Ford Thunderbird and Chevrolet Corvette's top speeds. I know the 58' Sport Fury went up to a whopping 120MPH, faster then my Tempo, my Dad's 98' F-150, my Grand Dad's 02' Silverado, my cousin's 89' Caprice, my uncle's 88' LTD and our 04' Venture.

deadlineautotheft US

2006-06-20 00:45

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Go to this site:www.musclecarclub.com

trucker US

2006-07-14 06:45

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[Image: dmclcar17cu.6669.jpg]=R/T Charger.
[Image: dmclcar28uh.4452.jpg]= Regular 1969 Charger.
[Image: dmclcar36xl.8125.jpg]=1968 Charger

stpaulcarguy US

2006-11-04 06:13

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Its a cryin' shame what the do to it at the end huh.

moparguy1973 US

2006-12-30 06:47

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Explorer4x4, yes, a properly equipped Dodge charger can easily exceed 120. It kinda depends on the motor, trans and rear-end gearing.

70mstang US

2007-03-31 08:14

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i think it could pass 120 if it was given a good overdrive, seems like the RPMs could redline in top gear on a car like this and there'd be no more gears to go

Q-Ball JP

2008-06-24 03:28

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that ending was un-expected :D

tron US

2009-01-11 06:49

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yeah, its a shame

i wish people knew more about this charger than the general lee

life would be better seeing 3 sublime green chargers with black stipes and fenton gyros on them instead of 3 orange chargers with vectors and that flag on the roof

typhlosion US

2009-03-06 05:53

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i think it would be funny to see a blue 69 with the american flag on top and called the general grant!!!!!!

jwrAMC

2009-03-27 11:12

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I had the same thought years ago...and it seems someone else did, too...

[Image: general_grant_1.jpg]

greencharger68 US

2010-03-26 19:00

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i love this movie, as a child i remember my dad driving and i asked him if that thing was going to break, that thing was the speedometer, it was past the numbers they stop at 150 mph. i also remeber being stuck to the back seat and not being able to move at all when he peeled tires, thanks for the pictures of the 68 i did not know that. http://greencharger68.tripod.com/

albundy666 AU

2011-03-25 05:13

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Ive had my 69 440 over 140mph. Most of the time you run out of road before you run out of top end.

Cycolac Fan EN

2011-06-08 18:33

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Of course a lot of people also swear this car is Citron yellow, in the script it refers to the colour as both yellow or green.

Jale PL

2011-09-30 00:27

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And yet it's R/T:

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no1uno US

2012-08-18 05:53

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Sweet looking Charger painted in Lime Light with Sprint wheels and custom black stripe :love:

db5vantage US

2012-12-12 23:25

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Sometimes you just gotta take it to the max... The clown was faster than Franklin and the cops... gets taken out by 10mph train. Was I the only person who lol on the first viewing?

440mgnm US

2013-01-19 10:12

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I wonder how much of his own driving Peter Fonda did in this film? As everyone knows, he mostly did his own stunts when he was on two wheels.

cycolac fan EN

2013-07-01 02:18

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Supposedly Peter Fonda did pretty much all the driving in this and at high speed, Susan George recalled in interviews being terrified since they were hitting over 100mph with no seatbelts.

There was no back projection in this film and the cameras weren't undercranked, they just strapped a camera to the bonnet and took off.

cycolac fan EN

2013-07-01 02:25

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Did y'all know that in this movie 3 different Dodge Chargers were used? You can tell in the DVD that one of the 69 Chargers is an R/T model, and the other is just a base model Charger (no R/T emblems), and one of the cars is quite obviously a 1968 Charger R/T (no split grille).


Also look out for Charger badges that appear and disappear from the B pillars and the fact that one of the Chargers was previously equipped with a vinyl roof - you can see the chrome trim at the base of the B pillars.
One Charger was also air conditioned according to decals in the side rear windows.

Of course once they wrecked the front end of one Charger they had to do it to the others for continuity and that apparently was pretty tricky to get them all to look the same.

Read on a forum about a guy who picked up one the film cars cheap, the one used in the helicopter chase presumably since it had a number of long straight dents on the roof (from the helicopter skid) and every panel was damaged in some way. Think he said his girlfriend later wrecked the car and it got crushed.
Another '69 hit the train but I wonder if that '68 is still out there, somewhere...?

1G1BN53E5 US

2014-01-19 21:17

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Does anyone know what type wheels are on it?

jwradps US

2014-07-07 05:20

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INFO and CORRECTIONS: 3 Chargers were used. **NONE** of them were real R/Ts and all had small block V8s. On film, the 'hero car" (#1 1969 model) was made to appear as an R/T. #2, also a 1969, wore base model emblems. #3 was a 1968 model wearing R/T emblems. All should be listed separately. The wheels were U.S. MAGS "Indy" 5-slot aluminum wheels wearing Good Year W/S bias ply whitewalls (mounted backwards). The color is GY3 Citron Yella (aka Curious Yellow). Limelight / Sublime is much more of a neon green.

The '68 was the first one used for the train crash, but it missed the train completely and was demolished, so none of that footage appeared in the film. The second try was the #2 car (base emblems). It is the car destroyed on film. #1 survived and was sold off and repaired, only to be wrecked a few years later. It is not known if it got crushed or simply landed in somebody's yard all these years, still waiting to be found.

-- Last edit: 2014-07-07 05:21:46

blk95ta US

2014-10-22 16:40

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There is a discussion on a movie cars FB page right now where someone has knowledge of a 69 charger that the owner claims is one of the cars used in the film. Could this possibly be the missing 1969 that was supposedly totaled in the late 1970s? Is it possible more than 3 cars were used?

his post

"Picture on left surfaced a couple of years ago supposed to be a real deck stunt car I have been posting to mopar sites to flush the owner out he claimed to have documentation but doesn't want to sell sad to see it rotting away I believe it is the one pictured what do you think?"

[Image: 10253793_1539364489643023_4483266350753736971_n.jpg]

he thinks it's the one seen in this shot.

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-- Last edit: 2014-10-22 16:43:19

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