We often hear about holiday disasters, instances where Christmas trees catch fire due to lights being left on or faulty wiring sparking the holiday decorations. Sadly, this nearly complete ’69 Dodge Charger – a mere two months away from going off to the paint shop – was destroyed in such a fire right before the New Year.
A father-and-son project for four years, the fire consumed it in about ten minutes. The Dodge was nearly complete, meaning in running condition, with full or nearly finished trim and interior. In the YouTube comment section, fellow Charger owners and Mopar lovers commiserated with the owner, titled “TheHowards03.” One poster, mentioned that this was not the first Dodge Charger he had watched burn to the ground.
He writes, “My brother owned a ’69 R/T [with a] 440 Magnum, 727 auto, 8 3/4 3.23 Sure Grip in High School. Driving home one night, he hit some cows that had gotten out in the road and destroyed the car. Wasn’t bad enough that the front end and frame were bent and twisted, but the fire consumed everything. I had to stand there and watch my brother’s car burn while he was laying on the ground with a broken Sternum, and jaw. I know all too well how this feels. I’m sorry this happened to you.”
In the video you’ll see what’s left of the car, their house and whether this Charger can be saved or not.