About 17 years ago Bob Beisel found his dream car – a 1969 Dodge Charger. Chrysler produced only 7,300 of them. It was a Detroit car, and Bob’s closest friends advised against it due to extensive harsh winter weather that the car had experienced.
But Bob was smitten and the car came to Indy and the full-on restorations began. It took three years to complete the long list of repairs, which included all new floor pans due to rust. There was rewiring throughout the dashboard with added wood grain accents. While Bob redid the upholstery, most work was done at professional workshops.
The engine shows off a single Holly four-barrel carburetor capable of producing 330 horsepower. New leaf springs are home to 50 series tires in the front and 70s in the rear. The Cragar wheels are the original ones that came with the car. The owner’s proudest moment came six years ago when he won a 6-foot trophy in Dublin, Ohio. The show featured 2,000 cars, and Bob finished in the top 10. Bob, and his wife, Diane, are avid car enthusiasts and can be found at many cruise-ins and shows on the Southside. Until next time, happy cruisin’!