IN A RUSH
The Daytona’s unrestored condition reveals evidence of its rushed build, namely less-than-stellar assembly quality.
n Peeling paint on the front fender legs speaks to a lack of primer before painting, along with clearly visible ink stamps on the sheetmetal. Prep work was minimal.n Primer is visible on the rear edges of the hood and in some areas of its underside, indicating that the hood was only sprayed in one direction and not completely covered. It was the same for the trunk lid on this car.n The flush rear window, laid at 28 degrees instead of the standard Charger’s 45-degree back glass, helped reduce lift and was introduced on the Charger 500 model. A close look at the upper corner of this example shows witness lines of the plug’s installation.