This episode is all about getting his Charger out of hibernation and ready for its first show - the Bicester Sunday Scramble.  

Besides the usual classic car prep and checks, the Dodge also was given some overdue attention to its signature hideaway headlight doors, the windscreen wiper motor, fuel pipes and brightwork.

Not all the jobs went according to plan, but isn’t that always the way with classic cars? 

Jonny bought his Charger on Ebay in 2008 and it arrived in the UK from San Diego in July 2008, just before his wedding day. One of 259 meaning it is the smallest of the big block engined cars (High output 4-barrel carb 383 cubic inch) with a 4-speed manual gearbox, no centre console, no power brakes or steering. The rawness of the spec and patination of what is a combination of original F6 bright green paint covered (badly) in bronze/brown metallic is what drew him to buy this particular car. Purchased when America went into recession, the car came over as a numbers matching (meaning original engine, gearbox and axle still intact) non runner and spent 9 months being sympathetically restored in a way so as to retain its weathered charm.

The Dodge is strictly a weekend and summer car, meaning it is the yang to his EV yin.

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