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Lompoc, Ca
United States


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Mar 16, 2010 at 2:29 pm
very cool !,,love the hood
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Mar 15, 2010 at 11:19 am
That is one nice looking charger, and I love the story on how you bought it, I think alot of us start out that way. She is a real beauty.
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Mar 11, 2010 at 12:55 am
I've always thought the '71-'74 were the best looking Chargers, and yours is a beauty!

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1974 Dodge Charger SE (the hard charger)

Last updated Jun 1, 2010  

Photo of a 1974 Dodge Charger SE (the hard charger)


this is my 74 dodge charger ive owned since summer of 95, this coming july 9th of 2010 will be her 15th anniversary since ive owned her and STILL my very 1st car. I bought it with only 85,000 original miles for only $1500 bucks. I used to work crazy overtime hours in burger king to buy this car. and after i bought it, i had $10 bucks left to fill up the tank. minor rust issues, but a very original car with original sheetmetal and original paint. actually, the car was a survivor. the story goes that the previous owner worked at a electronics shop across the street from where i worked, he would leave the car parked all day and overnight with the keys in the ignition... with a for sale sign on it. i did not notice this until after i bought it. every time i went out on break i would always look at this car in the parking lot and said, " im goin to own this car." sure enough, i did. i tried not to laugh when i gave him the money. i gave it a newer paintjob and you can see the process in the album.


the engine is a 400 magnum big block. i gave it a valve job. I have not had her dynoed yet, but the factory rating HP reading ive obtained in the literature specified 250hp/4,800 rpm and this was found on the broadcast sheet that this car was ordered with single exhaust.

Factory Options

special options were: 400ci big block, single exhaust, AC, AM radio, PS, PB,(front discs, rear drums), 14in. rallye wheels, elec. ignition, 2.76 axle gearing ratio, 2,500 stall torque convert. vinyl top ( i removed the top during resto and kept it off). rallye gauges. clock in the dash, bench seat w/arm rest. when i found the car, it was an original tan color with a tan vinyl top, and a flat hood. factory curb weight: 3,725lbs.


the only power adders ive done to it was a valve job, edelbrock alum. intake, edelbrock 795 cfm carb, (original carb was a carter thermoquad 790cfm) and hedman hedders, flowmaster 40 series mufflers with dual exhaust, chrome valve covers, chrome 14x3 air cleaner, chrome borla dual exhaust tips, steel braided hoses. had the tranny (auto727) rebuilt with a kickdown linkage. i have not had her dynoed yet but im guesstimating maybe close to 300hp. fiberglass fenders, hood, bumpers (front & rear), valances(front & rear), trunklid. and new paint. EL5- butterscotch yellow.

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