purpose of this website is to as accurately as possible display the complete restoration
of my 1969 Dodge R/T convertible. A digital camera was not available when I
dismantled the car for restoration, but I documented that work on 8mm video.
This car was a special order "Show Car" ordered on the first day of production, August 1, 1968. A "Show Car" is contracted with a dealership to remain on the dealer lot for six months or so before being sold. The purpose of these cars was to show case new options and attract new buyers to the dealership. Four other cars were built identically to this one with VIN's of 107244-107247. Four of the five are in Galen Govier's registry and I have personally seen 107246 in California. This car was sold by Dodge City Inc. in Denver, Colorado on May 23, 1969, to it's first owners. The second owner purchased the car on April 10, 1976, and it made its way to Grass Valley, California. The third owner purchased the car on April 11, 1980, and the car was relocated to the Klamath Basin of Southern Oregon. I purchased it from the third owner in 1989, after years of pestering. It had been poorly painted once and had not been on the road for at least 10 years. The car has now been purchased by Classic Holdings, LLC of Indiana for display in a museum with a collection of other MoPar muscle cars, and a few other makes as well.
Although the meticulous restoration was spread out over the last 15 years, the bulk of the restoration has taken place in the last three years. Fortunately many NOS parts were purchased years ago, before they became extinct. Hoffman's Winners Circle has performed all of the restoration, including the paint and body work which was finished in August 2001. The only work that was farmed out was the installation of the convertible top, the front end alignment, diagnostic scope tune, and the A/C purge and charge. For more information about Hoffman's Winners Circle check out our website at www.hoffmanswinnerscircle.com.
Below are links to view photographs of the various areas of concern regarding the restoration. Many photos were taken of unrestored parts to insure correct appearance after restoration, but not all parts were documented in this way. Some parts or assemblies may only show their restored condition before installation.
|Engine & Related Photographs|
|Front Suspension & Related Photographs|
|Rear Suspension & Related Photographs|
|List of NOS Components|
|List of Reproduction Components|
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Last updated 2/12/2004