Jonny Smith, aka the is famous for being the only human on the planet who's taken a nine-second car out of a 1974 Enfield 8000. That's ballsy. Yet because he spent much of the last two years pushing his tiny electric road-legal race car towards immortality, his other love, a 1968 Charger spent lots of time in the garage. Luckily for the Mopar, 2018 should be all about burning gas again, and lots of it.
Jonny's big-block came to England from San Diego as a numbers-matching non-runner in 2008. It's a rare '68 too, mostly because it's as basic as a Charger with a 383 could be. Apparently, only 259 left Detroit in this spec, with a Hurst four-on-the-floor shifter, non-power steering, and non-servo drum brakes all around.
As as result, it's a highly physical car that will give you "clutch knee" after a few hours of driving.
Since 2008, this battered brown Charger went through an proper, yet barely noticeable mechanical restoration, keeping all its patina as the California sun has peeled it. Needless to say, crossing town in the English countryside with 6.3 liters worth of old American muscle is as inappropriate as one can be. And that's half the charm.