First released in 1969, the Dodge Charger Daytona was a high-performance homologation special that was built by Dodge in order to compete in NASCAR, with only 503 units being produced in order to satisfy homologation requirements. In addition to representing the first-ever NASCAR to break the 200-mph barrier, the Charger Daytona now stands as one of the most prized and sought-after American muscle cars of all time, with some examples fetching upwards of seven figures at auction. And with genuine Daytona-spec Chargers so seldom trading hands, one independent shop has opted to create its own homage to the NASCAR racer with what’s been christened the “Scraptona.”
Beginning the project with the shell from a ’69 Charger, the Scraptona was built by TredWear which treated the donor to a bespoke tube frame and a full suite of custom bodywork. Adorned in hand-rolled enamel paint, this body now features Coronet fenders, a Super Bee rear wing, a louvered Lexan rear window, and a black 1970 Plymouth Superbird nose cone fitted with BMW E30 headlight buckets. Fortified via a full roll cage, the cabin of the heavily-modified muscle car also boasts a new Rugged Radio bluetooth headset, a RacePak IQ3S display gauge cluster, perforated aluminum seats, an orange shift knob, and a removable three-arm steering wheel.
At the heart of this high-performance rat rod is a 5.9-liter Dodge R5-P7 V-8 NASCAR engine that’s been bestowed with a dry sump oil system, a full MSD ignition system, a Mantec custom two-piece flywheel, a Holley XP750 carb setup paired with a carbon fiber airbox, a Winters quick-change rear end with 3.55:1 gears, side-exiting Dynatech mufflers, and a custom Tilton NASCAR bell that now houses the powertrain’s Tremec TKX five-speed manual gearbox. This NASCAR-spec engine ultimately puts down a whopping 740hp when sipping on 100+ octane race fuel. Riding on a custom set of Mickey Thompson 20” x 12” two-piece wheels, the Daytona tribute also features forged Wilwood Superlite 6R brakes, active blinkers and taillights, and fully adjustable coil-over shocks.
On offer through Garage Kept Motors in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the 1969 Dodge Charger “Scraptona” build by TredWear is currently for sale with an asking price of $132,900.