’69 Charger Was Most Searched Car on ClassicCars.com in May
The Duke Boys’ favorite car to ramp jump takes the top spot for the fourth time in the first half of 2019 thus far.
Of all of the Chargers ever made, one year stands above all the others: 1969. This year easily comes to mind due to the fact that CBS wound up using 300 of them in filming of one of their greatest hits of all time, The Dukes of Hazzard. Who could forget the famous General Lee helping the Duke Boys escape the dumb arm of the law one ramp jump at a time?
Thankfully, as Motor1 noted in 2017, newer replicas made to jump are using Ford Crown Victoria bones for the sacrifice; thus, more real ones for all of us. In fact, ClassicCars.com says visitors to its classifieds have been searching for a ’69 Charger to call their own more than any other car, allowing it to take the top spot once more in May 2019.
Since the start of the year, ClassicCars.com says the iconic Charger has held the top spot four out of five times thus far, falling short of an unbroken run in March when the 1967 Ford Mustang got in the way. Along with the ’67 Chevy Impala, the pony car and our beloved Mopar have held the podium from January through May 2019. The 1968 Charger, whose appearances include Bullitt and Blade, found itself in the top 10 for May 2019, appearing at No. 8.
Dodge itself was among the top 10 of “all-years” searches on the site’s classifieds section in May 2019, appearing at No. 6. While there may have been some stiff competition above our favorite brand, people searching for ’69 Chargers, ’70 Challengers, ’92 Vipers, and more helped to keep the likes of the Corvette and Cadillac away from the podium.
Dodge wasn’t the only Mopar brand in the top 10 “all-years” category, though. Our friends over at JK Forum will be happy to know that Jeep took the No. 7 spot in the category in May, meaning that Mopars in general bested the Corvette of all cars.
“Vintage sport utility vehicles have appeal across all age groups of vehicle collectors,” ClassicCars.com founder and president Roger Falcione said. “Interest is strong and so are the prices sellers expect for those vehicles.”