The 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona equipped with a 426 Hemi was one of the most serious street cars of its time. In this vintage Car and Track road test host Bud Lindemann finds out how hot the Hemi really is.
In 1969 only 67 Dodge Charger 500s were built with a 426 Hemi. One of the 67 ended up in the hands of Car and Track, the first syndicated television show involving car tests. The video you see here is the result. Although the Charger looks Panther Pink (which wasn't introduced until 1970) due to the age of the vintage footage, the car is actually red. Like the 1968 Shelby Mustang 500KR Car and Track road test we saw last week, watching this video is an rare opportunity to see a unique and valuable car get tested to the limit of its abilities.