I’ll be honest, it takes a huge set of gonads to go and cut the roof off one of the most beautiful cars that ever came out of Detroit. In the interest of creating a one of a kind Mopar however, that’s exactly what Scotlea Hot Rods in Nowata, Oklahoma did. What you are seeing here is a collection of parts from 1968, 1969, and 1970 Dodge Chargers that came together to create the 2nd generation Charger Roadster you see here. To give you an idea of what was used from where: the grill and taillights for example are from a 1968 Charger, the front fenders, rear quarters and hood are ’69 pieces, while the interior and steering column are 1970 units.
Visually I have to say that the car is pretty damn good looking, but there are a few things to keep in mind before bidding. First off, and just like the ad says, this is a roadster. What that means is that there is no roof and no windows to roll up if it gets cold. There is also no heat and or climate control of any kind, nor are there any windshield wipers. That means nice weather cruising only.
Engine and suspension wise the Charger is quite stock. A fuel-injected 383 (nice touch) resides under the hood, four wheel manual discs have been added as well as a new Painless wiring harness and fuse block. Wheels are big Billet Specialties and run 17×6 up front, 17×11 out back. There is no denying that there was quite a bit of body work put into this one-of-a-kind Charger Roadster, the real key is that you have to decide whether or not you can live with its warm weather only manners.